The challenges posed by Escape Rooms will always be unique, so you can’t really be ready for them. If you just agreed to that, then you’re setting yourself up for failure. No matter the efforts of escape room creators, they will always end up repeating some elements which, if you’re observant enough, will help you advance to the succeeding step.
Of course, the main idea is to maintain good observation and communication skills even when tensions run high. But other than that, there are tips you can keep in mind to ensure that your future Escape Room encounters will be more successful than ever.
One common problem is when groups are too obsessed with a certain detail when they’re supposed to be searching for other leads. Multitasking is the perfect solution. Have some members of your group dwell on the hardest parts of the puzzle while the rest look for additional clues. Generally speaking, each time you think you’re at a dead end, detach your mind from the element so it can take a beak, regain some clarity, and finally serve up with a solution.
Talk and listen to the group.
Good communication is one of the most important requirements of a successful Escape Room experience. If you find something that you think is a clue, let everyone know! If you feel you’ve discovered the solution but need some input, ask your group mates for their thoughts. Otherwise, you will failure upon your group, while engaging with one another can make you all so much smarter than before.
Stay patient and positive.
Now remember, you just have a small amount of time to achieve your goal. Wasting one second of that time in a negative mindset only harms your chances further. Fact is, enthusiasm can beat brain power anytime in an Escape Room environment.
Games are often created not needing participants to learn any type of knowledge prior, so that degree in Mechanics and Special Relativity can only have you overthinking the puzzle and wasting time. What does boost your chances of conquering the game is having a happy and enthusiastic attitude. So love what you’re doing, make every second count, and support members who look like they’re on a roll. These are some of the most crucial methods of getting the victory you want.
Some people have this mentality that equates asking for help with defeat. However, it can’t be defeat unless the clock has hit zero. So, throw that your pride away and ask for that hint if it will help you reach the goal.