It is completely understandable that you may get somewhat over-excited when playing an escape game for the first time. After all, escape rooms are very exciting things! We know this. We also know that in all of your excitement, it’s easy to get a bit carried away. Because we don’t want this excitement to get the best of you and cost you your game - or even worse, get you kicked out of the game - we’re providing you with some tips on things NOT to do during an escape game. Here you go!
1. Don’t be too rough. We assure you that kicking down the door is not the way to escape out of our rooms. Well, it’s not the correct way anyway. We also assure you that physical violence and aggression is not required to solve or discover anything in any of our rooms. If you find yourself needing to break something in order to get it open, you’re most likely going about it the wrong way. No super-human strength or power tools needed at Room To Escape!
2. Don’t climb the walls or furniture. Just as you don’t need to be The Incredible Hulk to solve our puzzles, you also don’t need to be Spiderman. Our games are not physical or strenuous, and we don’t design them just for athletes. Our games are designed for all different people, of all different ages, and with all different skills. They are brain games. You must be good at using your brain, thinking logically, and working with others to solve puzzles… not climbing up the walls like a spider or jumping on the furniture like a monkey.
3. Don’t be a know-it-all. Being a leader is one thing. Being a bossy know-it-all is something completely different. Nobody wants to be on a team with someone who thinks they know everything about everything and tries to boss everybody else around. Everybody wants to have fun and escape, right? So always try your best to be a leader, rather than a bossy know-it-all. And remember, effective communication and good listening are essential to being a successful leader.
4. Don’t hog all of the clues. While nobody wants to be on a team with someone who’s too bossy, nobody wants to be on a team with a clue-hog either. People come to Room To Escape because they want to play the game; not because they want to watch somebody else play the game! Furthermore, you’ll most likely find that you make more progress if you share responsibilities and clues with your teammates, rather than trying to keep all of the clues for yourself. Remember, sometimes all it takes is a fresh pair of eyes to make sense of a clue or puzzle.
5. Don’t overthink. Yes, some of our puzzles are more difficult than others. No, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure them out. You actually don’t even need any special outside knowledge to succeed at our games. All you need is the information we provide you with inside the game itself. Believe it or not, we want to see you succeed and escape, so try not to overthink things. Just have fun, use what we give you along with your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and try your very best to escape!