Have you heard all the hype about maze rooms but have not actually visited one yet? Maybe you are nervous about going because you don’t know what exactly to expect. Or maybe the idea of having to escape a locked room does not really sound like much fun to you! Yes, they can indeed be challenging, but escape rooms are actually designed to be a lot of fun.
Here are some tips to remember before you plan your next escape room visit.
1. A sense of humor is required for escape rooms!
Getting mad because you get stuck on a certain clue or because your team doesn’t escape in time will just put a damper on the experience. Laughing at your mistakes and finding the humor in them will make it a more enjoyable experience.
2. Communication is vital
No matter what you see or think, be sure to communicate this with your team members. Even if you think your ideas are silly, you may have seen or thought about things they have not figured out yet. Also, don’t try to figure everything out on your own. Escape rooms are designed for people to work together. Split up and let different people work on different clues. If you are having trouble with something, trade with someone else and let them have a crack at it.
3. Look everywhere in the room for clues
Look high, low, on the walls, and inside of items in the room. Some clues may be obvious, but most are not. Also, some things may not be what they seem. However, don’t try to overthink it too much. If it seems complicated, you’re probably making it that way. Most of the time, clues are connected, so if one clue doesn’t make sense on its own, try putting it with other clues.
And last but certainly not least, the most important tip for maze rooms is just to have fun! Remember that this is just a game. Don’t try to overthink, and don’t get frustrated if you can’t figure out certain clues or if you end up not being able to escape. Just try to enjoy the experience and make the most of it!