Our escape rooms are essentially a competition - you’re competing with yourself, with the clock, with the leaderboard. You want to do everything in your power to make it out before the buzzer goes off and your 60 minutes are up. In that vein, you want to make sure that you utilize every advantage available to you. And the most valuable of these advantages are given to you freely: the hints.
At Room to Escape, each group gets three free hints to use at any time during your escape. Beyond that, you can “play to win” an additional three hints by deducting minutes from your time left. But every group has at least three hints at their disposal. How should you use these precious clues? Read on to find out.
In the end, it’s all about whether or not you had fun. And if your fun will be ruined by asking for a hint, that’s fine! You don’t have to ask. But if you’re stuck and frustration is rising, remember that hints are friendly pushes to get you moving towards solving the more exciting and challenging puzzles that our rooms have to offer. So keep these tips in mind, and you’ll be sure to use those hints wisely when your time is ticking.