While the escape rooms continue to spread around the world, more and more people become curious, soaking their toes to test the waters. But after seeing how fun and exciting games, you are ready to plunge into the deep part and to take up the challenge of more parts. But if you go better and you work on this ranking, you will need a strategy.
Beginner’s guide to beat the room
We could sit here all day and give up a lot of “insider” escape room tips on how to solve the kind of puzzles you will probably find in escape rooms. But it’s really not the best way to go there. First of all, there are many different developers, and some of them use different strategies. Thus, whatever the advice we could offer, you could actually work against you if they do not match your developer. But more important than that, it takes pleasure in being in the escape rooms and kills a little accomplishment a bit when you finally understand it.
So, instead, focus on some best practices to help you strategy how to beat any escape part.
1) Choose your team wisely
The ideal number of players in a panic escape room is 4, although it can be fun with even more than that. Beyond that, remember that being part of a team means that you do not need to be the Jack-of-All-Trades trades to win. Try to find people who are good and think quickly and creatively. The new generation escape rooms have a lot of skill and agility puzzles, then consider that too. If your boyfriend drop his phone every time he picks up, the chances of him holding that the stable mirror for a minute can be rather thin. But this same person could be the one with the eager eye that can spot the details you might miss. On this note, many rooms are parallel designed, which means they have different paths of puzzles working simultaneously. It is therefore better to separate, and you will want enough appropriate skills to meet these challenges on their arrival.
2) Listen closely the story / narrator as well as the rules of the game
The configuration is not just a story; This will often give you a feeling of what you need to do, and it could also offer indices that could be useful later. Some large escape rooms actually need to look at a puzzle in the unique perspective of the characters to solve a puzzle, such as the need to “cheat” when it pretends to be a thief . Enter the area and immerse yourself!
3) Identify the objectives
When you enter for the first time in a room, look for the places where you have to enter something: a keyboard, a padlock, a lock hole, a recessed spot with a single depression. Make a mental note of all, identify the steps necessary to advance and work upside down. Let’s say you find a door that leads to the next box and has a lock hole. The key is in a transparent safe in front of you and the safe can be unlocked by a 4-digit code. Now you have your first goal … Find these numbers!
4) Search almost everywhere
Make sure you do a thorough search for the items room and puzzles. Try to search for hard and hidden places where designers have really worked to be smart. Spoiler alert: Always look under the carpet! But do not waste time watching in places where the rules would stop you. If the GameMaster tells you before the game is nothing hidden above your head and you do not need to use the physical strength to solve puzzles, take it seriously. Sometimes, in the excitement and the precipitation of all this, players end up wasting valuable minutes looking for irrelevant things because they ignored the instructions of Gamemaster. If you see a “do not touch!” Sticker on something, move on and look elsewhere.
5) Communication is the key!
According to Dr. Scott Nicholson (Game Design Professor and Expert in Development and Escape Room), communication is essential in an escape room, which means that the lack of communication leads to a failure most of the time. So when you find something, solve something or just have a theory about what to do next, let yourself know about your team. Do it strong so they hear it all! The escape rooms are a team effort. It therefore does not make sense to keep information about it yourself.
6) be organized
This is a non-written law of the escape rooms that you never use twice the same object. So choose a place where you already place objects used for anyone to be confused about its function and a different location to put unused objects so that players know where to look for help when they are intercended. This helps teams avoid the mistake of getting an important idea that someone else needs while they are looking for the escape room of others. Nor do you forget that the escape rooms are usually designed by intelligent and reasonable people, not Lunatia (although a little madness here and it never hurt). This means that there is usually a certain logic to find in the room, usually depending on an orderly sequence.
More than to solve puzzles or research indices, the alpha has the unique responsibility for measuring the measurement of the left, to focus on open tasks, to delegate tasks to others, keeping a trace From what is needed to move forward and make sure the team communicates smoothly. . Basically, the alpha guarantees that all nine advice and strategies of the above escape room are used. Ideally, the alpha should be an experienced player with an organized leader type personality.