How to Prepare for an Escape Room: A Comprehensive Guide Escape rooms are a great way to test your problem-solving skills, work with a team, and have some fun. But if you’re not prepared, you won’t be able to make the most of your experience. Here’s how to prepare for an escape room so you can get the most out of it. Understand the Rules Before you enter an escape room, it’s important that you understand the rules. Every escape room is different, so make sure you listen to the gamemaster, host, or video explain specific rules of the one you’re entering prior to playing. Some common rules include no physical force needed in the room, no climbing on set pieces, and no breaking or damaging anything in the room. You can read the rules of most companies on their website before booking. Each game has their own rules, for example, Exit Game OC encourages phones to take photos while playing the 13th Basement but the nearby Cross Roads newest escape game The Weeping Witch doesn't allow phones, watches or outside light sources inside that game. Be sure to always listen to the rules even if you have played escape room games before. Knowing these rules ahead of time will help ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.
Gather Your Team Escape rooms are designed to be solved as a team, so it’s important that you gather your team before entering. Check the escape room company website prior to booking to see the suggested number of players and any minimum or maximums they have listed. Some games allow for larger 10 person teams like Mission Escape by Disneyland while others allow for two person escape room teams like Escapement in Tustin. Choose the right number of teammates for the escape room you're going to play and then make sure everyone is on board with the rules and understands that communication is the most important part of the game. Remind everyone before playing to spread out around the room when you begin to search and tell eachother what you find. Always announce to the group when a puzzle has successfully been solved.
Practice Communication Skills Communication is key when it comes to solving an escape room puzzle quickly and efficiently. Make sure everyone on your team knows how to communicate effectively with each other so that all ideas can be heard and discussed without interruption or confusion. Practice communicating clearly with each other before entering the escape room so that there are no misunderstandings once inside. Always listen to the quiet teammates too, they often observe things the more vocal teammates have not. This will help ensure that everyone is on the same page when it comes time to solve puzzles quickly and efficiently.
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Be Flexible Finally, remember that no two escape rooms are alike, so don’t expect everything to go according to plan! Be flexible when it comes to solving puzzles, as sometimes unexpected solutions can lead you down a path towards success faster than expected! With a little bit of preparation and flexibility, you can make sure that your experience in an escape room is an enjoyable one!