Plan the perfect escape
When it comes to escape rooms, there are two elements to engineering the perfect escape: choosing the right room from which to extricate yourself, then going in with a game plan that’s geared for success. Whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned pro, these handy hints and tips below will help you pull off an escape of Houdini-like proportions that you’ll be talking about for eons.
Picking your room:
Find the right company. Perhaps the number one most important ingredient in a successful escape room experience is the company behind it. At Omescape, we pride ourselves on the fact that all our rooms combine mind-bending puzzles with top-of-the-range technology to create an unparalleled experience – and our reviews speak for themselves.
Choose a medium difficulty room. To ensure everyone gets the most out of the experience, plump for a mid-range room in terms of complexity. That allows newbies to get a feel for how things work, while still challenging the old hands in the room. Unless, of course, you’re all seasoned pros at the escape room game… in which case, shoot for the stars.
Look for non-linear games. The best way to include the whole group is through a non-linear game which doesn’t require you to complete single puzzles one at a time. Instead, with multiple plates to keep spinning and different codes to crack, you can split up and make the most of your time in the room, ensuring everyone has maximum fun.
Preparing your team:
Remember to stay calm. Before entering any escape room, it’s likely you’ll feel the familiar rush of nerves and adrenaline. Just remember that while the energy surge can be a good thing in working your way around the room, your haste might make you miss key clues. Stay cool, calm and collected and try to analyse your surroundings with clinical clarity.
Cooperation is key. It might be tempting to take on all the puzzles yourself, especially if you enjoy problem-solving and suchlike, but teamwork is the name of the game when it comes to an escape room. Shout out any clues you’ve spotted to others, involve your teammates in any riddle you engage in and keep communication channels open at all times.
Don’t touch a thing unless necessary. One of your first impulses might be to pick up any objects you see and search for a place in which they might serve their purpose. However, the room has been specifically organised in such a way, and many times an object has left in that position for a reason. Don’t move things unless you know exactly what you’re going to do with them, or else you might forget where they were before.
Don’t forget to have fun! In all the competitive rush of seeking a way out, it’s easy to forget the real reason you’re here in the first place: to enjoy yourself! Try to approach the room with the mentality that fun is the primary goal and escape an added bonus and you’ll find the experience to be a far more rewarding one.