“An escape room, also known as an “escape game”, is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand.”— Wikipedia
Escape Maze games each have a different set of challenges and unique experiences. Our rooms take you back in time to when early settlers of our great country were hit with the gold rush days and some caught gold fever. Through a series of games, riddles, puzzles, locks and keys you and your teammates will try to overcome the challenge of completing the mission. Excitement builds as the clock ticks down and time runs out.
Strategies for playing an escape game room :
Pick Your Team
The people you bring with you to play in the escape room are your greatest asset. Their attitude, energy, skill set, and ability to work together will be one of the determining factors in successfully completing your mission. Your team should be made up of family members, friends, or coworkers who have different ways of looking at things and like puzzles. Some of the most successful teams are not always the ” smartest”. Common sense and street smarts can be very valuable.
Your best team will have different skills but should have a similar attitude – want to play, ready to play and excited to complete the mission!
Get There 10 Minutes Early
Give yourself plenty of time to arrive before the escape game begins. Your team shouldn’t be stressed about arriving late and the last thing you want to do is lose precious time in the room because your team was late. Arrive early enough to take care of any remaining payments, to get comfortable at our venue and to use the restroom if necessary before playing.
Be Clear About The Rules
Your Gamemaster will go over the rules before your escape game so that you will know what is allowed in the escape room. We are not trying to trick you. We are telling you the rules. When we say that items that are screwed down, glued down or stapled down are meant to stay down, we mean it. Having the Gamemaster enter your room to tell your team the rules again or to ask your team not to disassemble or break items that can affect your experience and those of future players will waste your game time. If you have any questions or concerns once you have been given the rules please ask. We are happy to go over them to clarify.
Pay Attention To The Intro Video
All of our escape rooms have a theme and story to immerse yourself into. The intro video will outline the mission you need to complete in order to escape the room – pay attention.
How to beat escape rooms during the game :
Split up and open everything you can find. Open doors and desk drawers and books and boxes and cabinets and trunks and chests. Look under rugs and tables and chairs and anything else that’s not nailed down, screwed down or stapled down. While we wouldn’t go so far as to say the first few minutes make or break your ability to succeed, they are very important towards setting the tone of your escape experience. Start strong by scattering your team around the room, but make sure that you put all the clues you find in a common area so that everyone can find them and start solving puzzles.
If five people are working on the same clues to complete the mission, you probably have too many hands on the padlock. Also, you are probably wasting valuable time you could be using to solve two other clues simultaneously. Don’t be afraid to delegate tasks. If someone on your team looks like they don’t know what to do next, they will probably be grateful if you kindly pointed out a puzzle they could start solving. If one person is able to take charge of assigning distinguishable tasks, everyone is better able to keep track of what has been done and what still needs to be done. While some puzzles will be harder than others, all puzzles are important, since you must solve them all to beat an escape room.
If You Need A Hint, Ask For One
The age-old question: To ask for a clue or not to ask for a clue? This is a point of pride for many teams. But consider this: would you rather ask for one clue and beat an escape room, or waste so much time being stuck on various puzzles that you don’t escape? Often, you can’t tell how much of the escape room you still have left to solve, so it’s hard to judge how much time you need to complete the rest of your tasks. Can you escape? Do you have an extra five minutes to wander around looking for the next clue, or do you need to use every minute you have left to reach your goal? If the whole team has been stuck for more than 5 minutes, ask for a clue. There is no shame in asking for hints for escape rooms; in fact, it shows wisdom and good time management skills.