The Ultimate Guide to Beating the Escape Room!
If you’ve ever watched David Bowe’s Labyrinth, you know just how exciting, yet confusing, puzzles can be.
The classic garnered a cult following, with millions of viewers wishing they had their own “labyrinth” to take part in. Cavorting in joy as they solve every challenge that’s thrown their way, they would meet their own goblin king.
But alas, it’s only a fantasy movie and no goblin king will transport you to his kingdom of riddles.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a labyrinth of your own!
Escape games offer an indelible experience and are now becoming popular around the world for the thrilling and stimulating challenges they have to proffer.
So, if you’re planning to participate in your own escape game, you probably have a dozen questions!
How does an escape room work?
What type of challenges will I be dealing with?
Do we get hints?
What happens if we can’t solve the puzzles?
What should I expect during my first game?
Don’t worry! In this blog, we answer all these questions and provide tips and tricks to get through the game. Here’s what you should know:
Remember that you only have a limited amount of time so use it wisely. All the clues, jigsaw puzzles, and objects should be placed in one location so you’re not scrambling around, trying to locate them.
Furthermore, remember that a clue that you’re unable to solve may prove to be helpful later. So, make sure you save everything you find in a centralized location.
It goes without saying that communication is key when you’re playing in a team. Don’t abandon your teammates. Help them when they need help and communicate everything with them. Keep them in the loop if you find clues.
What makes an escape game challenging is when you enter the room, there are so many puzzles and gadgets, it can be overwhelming.
So delegate tasks beforehand. Let your teammates know about ideas you have and let them pitch in with theirs. Open communication is the key to success.
Asking For Hints
To ask or not to ask, that is the question!
The answer is simple: yes, you should. But only when you really need to.
The host will only accommodate you so much. You’re only allowed to ask for 3 clues and not more. Make sure you use your time wisely. Remember that if an object is in the room, it’s there on purpose.
Trust Your Game Guide
Trust and rely on your game guide. Teams who don’t make it out are usually the ones that are unorganized and chaotic. They’re not uniformed and don’t communicate with each other.
The puzzles your game guide gives you are clues themselves. In order to find other clues, you need to strategically solve the puzzle pieces given to you first.
Relax and Have Fun
If you don’t solve the puzzles, it’s okay! You’ll only lose the game. But remember that escape games are meant to be fun and engaging; they’re not supposed to be too competitive.
Make sure you’re having fun while playing or else, you’ll miss out on an incredible experience!
At the end of the game, when you escape, you will have your picture taken and posted on social media as a reminder. But there’s one thing players often forget about: escape games are fun even if you lose!
That’s the point of the game: to relax and have fun with friends.
If you’re planning to book an escape room, we at Element Quest offer some of the most engaging and bone-chilling rooms! With adventurous, stimulating, and exciting escape rooms, there’s something for everyone!
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