5 Ways to Lose an Escape Game
When it comes to specific themes, every escape room you find yourself in will be pretty different. You’re going to see different puzzle sets, different codes, and different storylines in each room you enter. Even though there are some differences, one thing remains the same! You are always going to have certain aspects that can mean the difference between winning the game and losing the game every single time!
- Under the Influence
While getting a few drinks with dinner can be great, it’s probably not the best idea to attempt an escape room afterward. Drinking alcohol is probably a better idea for after the escape room experience, especially if you win, because that calls for celebration. When you are under the influence, it makes it even more difficult to escape the room in your 60 minute time limit because it makes is difficult to think rationally.
These are truly a killer. One of the things our cluemasters hear frequently in the rooms is, “that’s definitely not right, there is no way that is the right answer!” That statement usually tells us that the players have come in with certain assumptions that make it hard to determine how a puzzle works in the room. The trick is to be open minded and willing to try possible solutions so that you can figure out which one actually is actually correct.
- Being Too Timid
Before you enter the escape rooms, our cluemasters go over some brief rules and expectations to ensure that everything goes as smooth as possible for your team, and also to make it more fun for your team. One of those rules is to refrain from using brute force. We want you to be gentle in the rooms, but that doesn’t mean you have to be timid when searching for clues. When you’re in the room, and we tell you to search for clues, we mean search for clues. You never know where a clue might be hidden and remember you only have 60 minutes, so move with purpose!
- Not being a Team Player
When you’re in an escape room, it is imperative to actually work with the team that is in the room with you; whether you knew your team members beforehand or not. The fact is, you are all in the room together for a full hour and hopefully have the same goal: Getting out of the room in time. If you’re not communicating with your team, you likely won’t make it through the puzzles very well and you probably won’t be able to escape. Don’t be a leader that doesn’t listen to your team members because each person has skills they can offer. One person may be more talented when it comes to opening locks, and maybe another person is better at finding clues. The point is, you have to work together!
- Being Unaware
As mentioned before, you never know where a clue might be hidden. This means that you have to be aware and observant to what you see in the room. If you are not aware of what is happening in the room, as in what clues you have used or haven’t used, it’s going to make it extremely difficult to know what puzzle comes next. Talk with your team and figure out what clue might lead to which puzzle. If you aren’t the one solving the puzzles, then your best bet is to keep searching the room for possible clues you may have missed and write down what you see in the room to keep track much easier. Be observant and keep track of the puzzles you work through!
Escape rooms are meant to be challenging, but don’t make it harder on yourself by making the above mistakes. Our cluemasters are cheering you on behind the scenes, but in the end, it’s up to you to work with your team, search for clues and escape the room before your time is up! Click book now on our website so you can see how well you can work with your team and escape the room!