1. The Seeker
Escape rooms contain everything you need to progress and escape the room. Therefore, it is extremely important to search the room thoroughly to find everything you may need to escape. Seekers are those players who take the initiative to search the escape room right off the bat, most likely because they are the best at the job. The best seekers always ask their teammates to double check the room, just in case they may have missed something. Afterall, it’s always a good idea to have a fresh pair of eyes take a look around. A good seeker also mentions everything they find to the other players, so that everybody is on the same page.
2. The Thinker
The thinker is the main puzzle-solver and the logical one of the group. This is the player that the other participants turn to when they’re not sure how to connect the pieces of a puzzle or a problem at hand. A good thinker always checks in with the seekers to ensure that all the necessary pieces have been found, in order to reach an answer to the puzzle or problem. In addition, the thinker should always gather ideas from the other players, especially other thinkers, as creativity, new perspectives, and thinking outside the box are essential when playing an escape game.
3. The Expert
The expert is also known as the professional. This is someone who may have some specific knowledge or expertise about the task at hand. Or it may be someone who seems to know a little something about everything…. a know-it-all, perhaps? Typically, the best thing for the expert to do is to consult with somebody else to ensure that he or she isn’t overthinking it. In addition the expert should be constantly checking in with the other roles to see if the items or clues found contribute to the knowledge that the expert already knows. If so, this is a sign that the team is on the right track to success.
4. The Manager
As we have explained throughout this post, each player has a different important task. It is equally important for everybody to pull together towards the end of the countdown to put all of the pieces together, and this is where the manager comes in. An escape room manager plays a similar role to an actual manager. The main role of the escape room manager is to coordinate the entire team. With all of the various items, clues, puzzle pieces, participants, and player roles, team coordination becomes the overall key to success.