Escape rooms are no less in becoming the new gaming trend these days. The 60 min brainstorm is enough to keep you charged the whole day. Other than the real-time gaming freaks, cracking the code of escape rooms seems really difficult at initial stages. No worries! With these tips to crack the escape room, you’ll ace it even if you’re playing for the first time.
BRING THE RIGHT PEOPLE
The best team is made with diverse minds. Look for people who can think differently in every case. That doesn’t mean you start rating your friendship with people in terms of “useful to me or not”. If a whole team thinks the same way, there’s no way you can escape. When people put their minds in different fields which result in one successful attempt, that’s when we call it a teamwork.
COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY: NO MORE QUESTIONS ON THAT
How many times have you wasted your time solving the same puzzle your friend has already solved? Regretted that anytime? That’s where you lack the most important skill of cracking an Escape Room code, Communication. This may seem a very easy art to master but when it comes to applying at escape rooms, you go sensory overload.
Other than getting overwhelmed with the no of clues and puzzles you have, start dividing yourselves and shout out when you find a clue. Compiling a list of clues would minimize the chances of miscommunication.
TRYING TO BE THE SAVIOUR? BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME
You may think that your strategy is the best to crack the code of the Escape room. But, when you’re entering the room, you have to try everyone’s idea because you don’t know whose idea will work eventually. Escape room teams function best when they try everything and everyone. So if your teammate has a crazy but somewhat reasonable idea, listen to them and try it with them! If you think it’s a bad idea, still encourage them to try it nevertheless. As long as the crazy idea is reversible, it might just move you closer to the final solution. At the very least, it will be fun!
THE OBVIOUS OUGHT NOT TO BE IGNORED
Happy that you’ve solved the hardest puzzle? Hang on! Did you solve the easy one first? Or did you miss the most crucial part the answer contains? Mostly, we’re so overwhelmed with solving the difficult puzzles that we forget about the easy ones. There lies the actual trick. Easy ones consist the most vital part of the answers you’re searching for. Look beyond the clue.
OVERTHINKING WILL ONLY HURT YOUR BRAIN AND, NOTHING ELSE
Unless you’re solving a space odyssey puzzle, do not overuse your sweet space knowledge on Escape rooms. Remember, real life escape games are designed for everyone i.e. for every level of intelligence procured by human beings. By doing this, you’d be ignoring the obvious.
WATCH EVERY STEP OF YOURS, EVEN THE LAST ONE
Escape rooms are designed in such a way that even the decoration is enough to flatter you and distract you from playing the game. This eventually means you’re leaving an important clue behind. Don’t get hung up with the extravagance, for each of that has something hidden.
OBVIOUS DOESN’T MEAN FIDGETING WITH POWER SOCKETS
Yeah, I remember me saying not to ignore the obvious in point no 4, but fidgeting with something like power sockets, drop ceiling tiles is simply wasting your time and their property. You may think that Escape rooms give you the experience of solving a real crime scene or a mystery but, let me tell you, Escape rooms are dead easy if you know the exact points where to concentrate on.
ATTEMPT COMBO QUESTIONS FREQUENTLY
Unless the lock is some sort of “lockout” safe, attempting combination solutions whenever you have a plausible correct solution gives you quick feedback on if you’re doing the right thing. If you’re lucky, your first guess might even be right! This tip is combined well with the next tip – if you have 3 out of 4 of the numbers on a combination lock, immediately input in the 3 digits and cycle through the last one.
DRINKING IS NO FUN HERE
If you’re planning to get sloshed and play at escape rooms, be ready to get hit by your team in the end. Escape rooms are a lot more fun when played sober. Come in with a sober mind ready for some puzzle-solving, quick decision-making, and effective communication! Celebrate afterward instead of before!
DON’T BE AFRAID TO LOSE
Some of the most satisfying escape rooms are ones where we don’t escape. The game is a lot more fun when you solve puzzles genuinely and don’t rush chaotically to finish the game. These games can be hard but are also simultaneously fun and immensely satisfying. Enjoy yourselves, and embrace the game and your friends, not the outcome, and you will have lots of fun!
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