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A Guide On Tackling Escape Room Challenges Effectively

One of the most thrilling things about escape rooms is the spontaneity that the themed rooms hold. One can never really predict what happens next. For first time players and regular players alike, each room holds different plots, themes, and stories. Escape rooms in Singapore are all uniquely engineered to produce the best experience for all participants. To win, don’t fall into the trap of expecting every escape room to have a similar strategy. With a bit of practice, you should be able to tackle newer challenges effectively.

Here are a few tips to guide your experience in the future.

  1. Form the ultimate team. Most escape rooms allow 4-12 players so it would be smart to buy all tickets on your slot so you can do it with your friends, depending on the different capacities of escape rooms. This is to avoid strangers joining your team who might be a liability to your teams’ efficiency.
  2. Remember to prepare beforehand. Wear comfortable clothing, eat and stay hydrated to increase performance. Being in an escape room is exercise as well, so food and water provide that additional energy boost.
  3. Staying organised. In most escape rooms, puzzles that haven’t been solved yet might be needed later, so it is recommended to put them together in one place. This saves time and increases efficiency. Also, remember to distribute your members to every task. 3-4 members on each puzzle sounds more logical, right?
  4. Get someone to keep track of time. An hour in an escape room might seem like a long while. But the truth is it goes by really fast especially when puzzles get hard. It would be advisable to have someone monitor the time it takes between puzzles.
  5. Communicate effectively. It is important for all members to be on the same page when it comes to finding clues. The best thing to do would be verbalising what you see. When you call out what you see everyone works from the same pool of knowledge.
  6. Ask for hints and clues. Most people often refuse to ask for hints because they feel like its cheating. This is also attributed to the false sense of security of thinking an hour is plenty of time. However, asking for clues early on in the game buys your team more time and gives momentum to solve other puzzles.
  7. Be open-minded. Sometimes during the game, the puzzles might be harder, and you may waste more precious time trying to save a sinking ship. It is advisable to at times take a step back, shift your perspective and think of the game as one of the designers. Asking questions like why is that object there? Could that be a clue? Often helps you get a flow of the room.
  8. Relax and enjoy the game. Stress can inhibit cognitive functions and is usually attributed to the thrilling experience of the game in a Singapore escape room. It is usually counterproductive because it might lead to arguments that might sabotage your team’s momentum. Just enjoy the experience and motivate your teammates, who know, you might just win.

Practice makes perfect, so if you are willing to improve your skills, it’s advisable to go at it a couple of times.