When planning on visiting an escape room, you want to choose your teammates wisely, as the types of players on your team can determine your success. Many types of players can be beneficial to your team, while others can cause more stress and chaos. Although you want to be successful when playing an escape game, you also want to have fun. By choosing the right types of teammates, you can achieve both of these goals. Here are a few types of players you may want to avoid having on your team:
The scaredy-cat is afraid of absolutely everything. They are scared before even entering the room. They are constantly thinking that something is about to jump out at them, or that outrageous things are involved in the game, like snakes and spiders. They are very cautious when opening anything up or looking through anything, which slows them down tremendously. Most of the time they prefer to just play it safe and let everybody else do the work.
The antisocial player is just as it sounds: not social. This person is very quiet, reserved, and just doesn’t talk or participate very much throughout the entire game. They can usually be seen standing in a corner just watching the rest of the team work. The antisocial player is most likely actually very smart and can solve puzzles very quickly, but is just too shy and scared to speak up.
This player can be one of the worst to bring along. They think that everything has to be destroyed in order for it to be searched thoroughly. They would rather use force than brains. This player can be seen taking apart or destroying anything and everything, from filing cabinets and desks to tables and chairs. Even if it is clear that something opens with a key or code, the hulk will still use his destructiveness and force to open it instead.
The Professional Escaper
This is someone who has played an escape room before and thinks that he or she is now a professional at it. I’m sure you can imagine how annoying this type of know-it-all attitude can be. The professional escaper can be bossy and controlling, which tends to add a lot of stress to the rest of the team. In fact, these types of players don’t like to listen to their teammates at all, because they think they already know everything and are always right. They act as a one-man team and show no signs of effective teamwork.
The sidekick is that one player who didn’t necessarily want to play an escape room, but just tagged along for the ride because they had nothing better to do. Now think about it, if you’re completely uninterested in something, are you really going to be engaged in the activity and useful to the rest of the team? Probably not. This player pretty much just takes up space when you could have found someone else who actually wants to play and participate. Leave the bored sidekick at home!