Five ways to prepare for an Escape Game by Natasha
Every escape rooms has a unique experience, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for them.
- Turn the whole room inside out
Game Masters of escape room game would often set rules one of which is to not physically damage any items in the rooms as it is costly to get them replace. But its encouraged for players to do anything (that will not damage the furniture) to help them get to the next step such as observe the things on the wall , if there is a painting if it has marks or if it moves. Open up all the drawers to see if there are anything. Look under objects (although not to lift any heavy furnitures) and flip through files or books. There are props on display for aesthetic only and game masters will usually brief beforehand such as if certain items are labelled in black and yellow tape to not remove the items.
- Do not be bogged down.
One issue for many groups is that they get too fixated on a particular puzzle when they should be looking for other leads or solution. A great solution is to get some team members to try solve the puzzle and get the other team members to look around to see if they missed anything. If you feel like it is a dead end and have thought in and out of the box, ask for clues.
- Talk to Each other but also listen!
Communication is key! If you find something that could potentially be a clue, let your team members know. If you feel like you know how to solve it and want to give the puzzle a try, let them know . If you feel like you’re close to a solution but need opinions, ask your teammates for their thoughts on it. Also, make sure to listen to one another and encourage others to give their input.
- Be patient and remain positive!
You only have a limited amount of time to escape the room. Wasting it on negativity only lowers your chances on escaping. Use the time to think on how to solve the puzzles. If you’re negative, it will bring the atmosphere down and your team members will get affected by it and none of you would enjoy the experience.
- Practice makes perfect!
Last but not least! Playing more escape rooms would definitely help. But what many don’t know is that playing escape games on your mobile phone or computer would also help you . You are be able to know what to expect in escape games and also helps put you in the right mindset to decipher certain clues when playing a real escape room Singapore.