Tips For Successfully Escaping From An Escape Room With Your Friends

If you have heard about the new escape room fad but have not gone to experience one because you are scared you won't be able to make it out in time, then you will be pleased to know there are some tips that can help you be successful, including:

Tip: Share with Your Team and Be Verbal About What You See

One of the most important things you can do to get out of an escape room within the allotted time is to ask everyone in your group to be verbal about what they see. For example, each person should walk around the room and call out all of the interesting items they find. This technique will help you later to remember obscure items that you might need to use to get out.

Tip: Work as Both Individuals and a Group

While your group is in the escape room, it is important you work as both individuals and as a group. Where most groups fail to escape in time, they often try to do everything as a group or don't work together at all. Working only as a group tends to stifle people's individual creativity and can prevent a timely escape. However, working only as an individual will ensure you miss important things that others have noticed. A balanced combination of individual and group thinking is the best strategy for escaping.

Tip: Work Quickly and with a Sense of Urgency

Even though it seems like you have a long time to escape from the escape room, you need to always work quickly and with a sense of urgency. This is important because the early clues are often easier to find and the final clue can be a real challenge. By working with a sense of urgency early on, you can save your group enough time to work on the harder clues later in the escape process.

Tip: Think Like a Writer and Engineer if You Get Stuck

Finally, since escape rooms are designed by engineers and their plots are written by creative writers, sometimes if you get stuck it makes sense to try and think like they do. For example, if you can't decide what to do next, then try and put yourself in the plot writer's position or the designing engineers and think about what they would have you do. Often, this technique will help if you get stuck trying to escape the room.