Unusual Places to Find Clues in Escape Rooms
Everyone needs a little hint now and then when trying to solve escape rooms – and, unlike a lot of games, that’s not cheating! With tough puzzles and the clock ticking, it would just be mean of us not to help out at all.
Find Clues in Escape Rooms
But, if you want to impress your friends and give yourself the best chance of escape, check out some of the unusual places you can look for clues and start thinking outside the box.
Always Check The Books
If there are books in your escape room, the chances are there will probably be clues to help you escape from the room in them. Check through them quickly to see if any are actually a safe disguised as a book or hold any objects within, but don’t spend too long flicking through every single one! Remember the books for later clues, and remember that dictionaries are often very useful for helping you escape.
Clothes Hide Clues
If there are any clothes in your room, be sure to check all the pockets! These are perfect hiding spots for keys, notes, and lots of other little clues. It also doesn’t take much time to quickly grab the clothes and go through them, especially if there’s just a coat or two.
Some escape rooms are especially sneaky and will have hidden compartments in the walls, floors, or furniture, so be sure to keep an eye out for those. They aren’t as easy to spot as a pile of books or a pair of trousers over a chair, but it’s a good idea to bear them in mind! Look out for sliding panels or levers that could uncover some hidden areas.
If there are some pretty odd looking paintings in your escape room, there could be a clue hidden inside them. From optical illusions to small sequences of code, make sure you take a good look for any little messages! You should also check behind every photo frame of course, but we probably don’t have to tell you that.
Newspapers Are a Great Source
If there’s a newspaper in your room, chances are it’s not there to look good – it’ll probably contain some kind of information that you’ll need. For example, if you find a clue that needs a date, like ‘The day the car shop opened’, it could be hidden in the paper as a story.
When you’re trying to escape from the room, remember that nothing is in there by chance! Everything’s designed either to help or hinder you – it’s up to you to work out which is which and make sure you get out before time runs out. Fancy giving it a go? Check out our escape rooms at Omescape and book in for a fun filled game!