It’s Never too Late to Stop Learning, Skills Everyone can Learn at Escape Rooms
From 2 to 92, we’re always learning new skills. Whether that’s learning to talk, learning how to multiply massive numbers, or learning how to do better at our jobs, it never stops! This kind of progress is amazing and can help you keep moving forward, creating the life you want and the person you want to be. Even if you’ve just hit your 100th birthday, it’s never too late to learn!
New Skills for Everyone at Escape Rooms
Escape rooms are the ideal place to learn new skills or work on those you have. These puzzle-based games can help you practice patience, become more observant, stick to time schedules and more. If you want to learn new skills and have fun whilst doing it, check out just some of the things you can learn from escape rooms.
Escape room puzzles aren’t designed for just one person; they’re made to be solved by a team. That means that when you’re in there you’re going to have to work together with your group to get out – after all, there’s no ‘I’ in escape room! If you’re not so good at this, it’s the perfect opportunity to get better! From sharing what you find to not taking over the whole game, you’ll have to think more about teamwork skills and make sure you put them into practice.
Solving an escape room is never easy – where would be the fun in that? You’ll have to hunt for clues and hints all over the room and use them together to get out before the clock runs out, and to do that you need to be organised. Trust us, if you don’t organise yourself, your team, and the clues you find properly, you’ll never get out! You’ll have to sort out things like who’s doing which task, organising your hints to solve them, and keeping your thoughts organised so you can work at your best.
Tying in with teamwork, you’ll have to communicate effectively with your teammates if you want to get out in time, which involves both speaking and listening. From sharing ideas to showing where clues are, communication skills can help everyone work together and make finding solutions much easier. Without good speaking and listening skills, your team is probably going to become very confused, mismanaged, and won’t get out on time! So, if you know you’re lacking in this area, try to focus on getting back at communication whilst you play.
When it comes to escape room skills, observation is key. As soon as you enter the room you’ve basically got to play at being a detective, meaning that you need to be able to observe the whole scene properly. To start with, we recommend taking a big look over the entire room once or twice and pinpointing any areas you should check straight away for clues. Then, start observing closer and checking every little area for clues. Even if you find one that doesn’t make sense now, good observational skills mean you should remember it later in the game and be able to find it quickly when it’s needed.
It’s easy to get flustered and panicked as the clock ticks down, but this definitely won’t help you to win the game. Patience is key! If you know you’re not very patient, pay extra attention to this as you move through the room, calming your mind if it starts to get impatient with others around you or yourself. Remember, it’s just a game and it’s not the end of the world if you don’t get out – it’s meant to be fun, not frantic! Stress has never helped anyone escape, either, so take a deep breath, a quick pause, and calm down before continuing.
6) Time Management
Escape rooms are amazing for teaching more about time management, so if you want to learn new skills that’ll help out in everyday life this is definitely one to concentrate on! Time management comes into so many aspects of every day, including getting to places on time and making sure you always meet deadlines. In escape rooms, you also need to focus on time management to help you stay on top of the clock and not spend too long on any of the clues. Use your time wisely and you’ll be more likely to escape.