Are you new to the escape room world and anxious to win your first game? Or maybe you’re already a seasoned escaper, and are now looking to beat your old record or even make it to the top of our leader board. Either way, you only have one hour to escape the room, and even less than an hour if you’re trying to set a new record! Therefore, we’ve decided to help you out a bit and provide you with these few tips to help you escape. Read, learn, and enjoy -- and be sure to keep these tips in mind the next time you play a game!
Keep your eyes peeled and always be on the lookout for patterns. Searching the room thoroughly is key in any escape game. The answers are not just going to pop out at you. This is meant to be a fun, yet challenging activity. Therefore, you must really look for the clues all around the room - in things, under things, on top of things, behind things - you get the point. Furthermore, always be on the lookout for patterns around the room and among the clues. There may be similarities between clues that you didn’t even think were related at all. These patterns may be trying to lead you in the right direction, without you even noticing. After all, there is typically a reason behind everything, right? So while you’re focusing on the task at hand, it is important that you are alert and mindful of any other clues that may not be right under your nose at the time.
Know when to ask others for help. It’s time to face the facts: you can’t be the best at everything. Sometimes one of the best skills you can have is being able to know when to ask others for help. This means being aware of your own skills and limits, and recognizing the skills of your teammates. You’re playing the game with a team, so let the other members of the team shine too. Let them use their greatest strengths to help the team as well. There is nothing wrong with asking your teammates for assistance with a task. Keep in mind that everyone has an important role to play in an escape game!
Know when to call it quits -- on a piece of information, not the game, of course! While you might think that everything in the room is related to your escape, this is not necessarily true. There are some parts of the room that may not play any role in your escape at all. Therefore, it is important to stay focused and not get lost in all of the information, as focusing on the wrong information is a huge waste of your valuable time. If you’ve been stuck on one piece of information for a bit too long, consider moving on to something else. You may find something later on that makes everything tie together a little bit more.
Trust your instincts. Do you ever have that sixth sense kind of feeling? That feeling that leads you in a certain direction, but you can’t really explain why? Well, now might be a good time to trust that feeling. Listen to your gut. If you have a hunch, it is likely that following it will lead you to find the next clue in the room or the next step of the puzzle. Trust your instincts and don’t overthink things!
For even more tips on how to escape from an escape room, you can also read our previous blog post: 5 Tips to Help You Escape an Escape Room. By the time you’re done reading both of these blog posts, you’ll have loads of information to help you escape! Use the link below to book your next game to see if you have what it takes! Good luck!