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What It Takes To Be A Great Escape Room Mystery Solver

Looking to refine your escape room skills and impress your friends? These tips work especially well at mystery escape rooms.
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Practice these tips next time you play an escape room to solve puzzles quickly, refine your teamwork, and have an absolute blast!

Don't Know What I'm Talking About? This Is What An Escape Room Is:

Most of us dream of escaping to a world where we can be the hero, save the day, and escape unscathed.

It won't be a lie if I tell you that I, too, have dreamt of being Sherlock Holmes ? the world's greatest detective. Or Professor Layton ? the gentleman archaeologist who always seems to find the answer to any mystery. I have even dreamt of being Indiana Jones ? the intrepid adventurer who never backs down from a challenge.

But sadly, I'd have to wake up from those dreams because I am not any of those characters.

What I am is an escape room enthusiast.

For the uninitiated, escape rooms are physical adventures where you and your team are locked in a room and have to use clues, items, and your wit to escape within a set time limit.

While escape rooms may not be as dangerous as facing down a horde of Nazis or snakes, they are still challenging enough to be exciting and provide a great sense of satisfaction when you escape.

So, if you're wondering what it takes to be a great escape room mystery solver, here are some tips:

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Socialise Within the Escape Room

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Socializing may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of escape rooms, but it is actually one of the most important aspects of escape room mystery solving.

The best escape room mystery solvers are the ones who can go room to room asking their teammates what they?re working on and what they need help with. This means they also have to be adept at collecting a massive amount of information and processing it to determine what is important, what might be important, and what is just set dressing.

Consider them like Hermoine Granger from the Harry Potter series ? always asking questions, getting clarification, and cross-checking information. Just like Hermoine, escape room mystery solvers know that the key to escape is often hidden in the smallest of details.

Practice Puzzle Solving

If you want to be a great escape room mystery solver, you need to be good at solving puzzles. This may seem like an obvious requirement, but you would be surprised at how many people try to escape without actually solving any of the puzzles.

Do you know why escape rooms are so difficult?

It's because the puzzles are designed to be challenging. They are meant to test your limits and push you to your breaking point.

A good escape room mystery solver is someone who is not afraid of a challenge. They are the ones who are always looking for that "A-ha!" moment when they finally put all the pieces of the puzzle together.

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Think Outside The Box

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I wonder, in Lord of The Rings, what would happen if everyone in the fellowship had the same ideas? And what if no one thought to use the ring to destroy Sauron?

This is what I like to call the "What if?" game. It's when you take a step back and look at the situation from a different perspective.

In escape rooms, this often means looking at the clues and items in the room and thinking about how they could be used in a way that the designers did not intend.

For example, if you find a key in the room, you might think that it is meant to open a door. But what if the key is actually meant to open a drawer?

The best escape room mystery solvers are the ones who are always thinking outside the box. They see the world differently and always seek unique solutions to escape the room.

Multi-Task

Now, this would come as a surprise to many but multi-tasking is actually an escape room mystery solver's best friend.

In escape rooms, you are often presented with multiple puzzles at the same time. This means that you have to be able to solve them all simultaneously.

A good escape room mystery solver is like Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory ? they are able to focus on multiple tasks at the same time and still be productive. This allows them to escape the room in a timely fashion and with fewer errors.

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Don't Be Afraid To Ask for Help

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Don't be afraid to ask for help. There is no shame in admitting that you need assistance. In fact, the best escape room mystery solvers are the ones who are not afraid to ask for help.

They know that escape rooms are designed to be difficult and that they cannot escape the room on their own. This is why they are always willing to ask their teammates for help when they need it.

If it helps, think about Sheldon. He was a genius, but he never hesitated to ask Penny or Leonard for help when he needed it.

Always remember that being a great escape room mystery solver is not about being the best at everything. It's about working together as a team and using your individual strengths to escape the room. So, if you ever find yourself stuck in an escape room, don't be afraid to ask for help. Chances are, your teammates will be more than happy to lend a helping hand.

If you think you have what it takes to be a great escape room mystery solver, put your skills to the test at one of our escape room games! We have a variety of escape room kits that are perfect for people of all skill levels. So, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned escape room veteran, we have the perfect escape room game for you.

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