The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Playing an Escape Game
Escape Games have earned quite a lot of popularity in the last decade. People of all age groups enjoy playing it. The escape rooms are the perfect destination for avid gamers, newbies or someone looking for a perfect way to spend time with friends, family, colleagues and loved ones.
When it comes to the type of enjoyment inside the escape room, let’s be clear here that it will surely give you a sense of thrill, adventure, fun, excitement and an adrenaline rush! If this is your first time in an escape room, and you are unsure of what will you have to encounter there, do not worry! Here, we have come up with a mini guide which will help you get through the escape room and hopefully achieve success in your 60 minutes to break free.
Traverse as much as you can
Exploring each and every thing inside the escape room is the first key to success. At first sight you may not notice all the things that the room contains. Your basic task is to look for clues and solve puzzles. Believe me, absolutely everything can be a part of the puzzle or maybe the clues can be hidden in places where the normal human mind cannot think to explore. Keep an eye on the details and try to lift all the furniture, books and whatever you find around you. Clues can be literally anywhere!
Do some team exercises
Since escape rooms are a team game, keep in mind that no one can be a lone hero in it. So, the best thing to do is to communicate with your team effectively. If you have found a clue, do share it with your teammates. More people in the team means more minds and different ways of thinking to solve the mystery. You could even practice playing team games before you come to Omescape, to strengthen your team bond and ensure effective communication between all members of the group.
Use logical thinking
You need to use logical thinking inside the escape room. Think deductively and communicate well with your teammates. Aggressiveness cannot really lead you anywhere. So, keep yourself cool and make use of logic to crack codes and solve puzzles to exit.
Keep a track of the time
The escape room is all about beating the clock. So, you need to keep a track of the time! Keep an eye on the clock and see how much time is left, and calculate the tasks accordingly. Wasting time on minor details can be a common flaw for many teams.
Expect state of the art technology
As a beginner you may be shocked at the level of design and automation inside the escape room – it will blow your mind! Each game features different hi-tech elements and mechanical surprises to offer a truly immersive experience. If things seem to move as if by magic, or the room completely changes, remember it’s all part of the game and just go with the flow.
Indulge in fun
Escape rooms are a great place to have fun and enjoy yourself. It is a place where you can relieve yourself from stress and enter a different world. While looking for clues, do not forget to have some fun and enjoy the experience! The thrill and adventure that the game offers are fun in itself. If you really know how to have fun, you will definitely love the escape rooms!
Ask for hints
You can encounter a situation inside the escape room, when you will get stuck and time will run out. In a situation like this, do not hesitate to ask for hints. There will be no point deduction, even if you use all the hints. All teams have a game master who is there to guide you for the entire time in the escape room – so if you need a bit of help, all you need to do it ask.
With these few tips in mind, a newbie or a beginner to escape rooms can find it easy to play the escape game. The themes that Omescape offers in London are something that you should try as it surely will give you the chills and the thrills. So, if you are in London, do make a point of visiting the city’s premier live escape room game with friends and family.
Got any further questions about Omescape or our individual escape room games? Visit our FAQ page and get in contact should you need help before booking. We hope to welcome you to an exciting escape game soon!