What Should You Do For Your Visit At The Best Escape Rooms London?

by Mollie White 4 months ago in puzzle

Best Escape Rooms London

What Should You Do For Your Visit At The Best Escape Rooms London?

With a wide range of themes and missions to choose from, it’s no wonder that the best escape rooms London are very popular right now. People can take on roles from mystery, thriller, horror, fantasy, and other genres, and solve the various puzzles to escape the rooms. These exciting activities are guaranteed to provide lots of enjoyment, no matter if you’re a new player or someone experienced.

When booking a visit in the best escape rooms London based, though, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind before the day of your game. Here are some things that you can do to maximise the experience:

Know how escape rooms are designed

Each escape room is created uniquely, and might have different rules and principles that need to be followed by the participants. However, there are some instances where the clues, puzzles, or keys are the same with every escape room game. For this reason, it’s wise to do your research about the different kinds of escape rooms and how they are designed. By doing this, you may find any loopholes that you can use for your next escape room game.

Wear a wristwatch

One of the few things you might be able to take inside an escape room is a watch, and it’s best to use this to your advantage. It will let you keep an eye out for exactly how much time is left, which is very helpful when the game does not provide a clock, or only provides a clock in one of the rooms. A watch with a glow function can even provide a handy light to shine on a dimly-lit lock.

Choose a project manager

Poor communication is one of the top reasons why teams fail. And the best way to improve communication is to assign a project manager. Instead of looking for clues, this person will take charge, instructing people on what to do with anything found. This would help in organising your team, enabling you to avoid any disagreements that might delay your progress in the game.

Work fast and ask for clues early

The one hour time limit might seem like a lot of time, but this can give you a false sense of security and lead to inefficient use of time. By the time people realise what kind of trouble they're in, it's usually way too late, and the unsolved clues have piled up.

The same thing applies to hints. Usually, people will feel like they don’t need hints to solve the puzzles and will refuse to ask for one until the last minute. Asking for a hint with five minutes left is like asking for a raise while you're getting fired. It's not going to do you any good and you're probably going to feel a little silly. Don't let pride get the best of you. It's natural to want to solve the room like a true Sherlock, but teams that win act more like Columbo: they ask questions.

Divide and conquer when searching

At the very beginning of each game, split the room into sections and assign different people to comb through each section, looking for objects of importance. If you do this, you can be sure that every area will be thoroughly inspected, and that you won’t overlook any hidden items or details.

Look for common codes

Morse codes, bold colours, simple shapes, and digital-display-style numbers are very common in many different escape rooms. But also know that most escape rooms assume no specialised knowledge. If you’re given a clue in braille, you won’t need to know the braille alphabet to solve it. The game designer will help you along with some other clues or limitations. You just need to recognise the type of code being used, so you can find it elsewhere in the room.

Tell everyone what you see

Early on, it's not even about solving the puzzle. The more you just call out what you're seeing, the more you're feeding data to the hive mind so that everyone's working from the same pool of knowledge. If you’re not vocal about the things you find, you and your teammates might be on the same page when trying to solve the puzzles.

Do not be afraid of losing

Some of the most satisfying escape rooms were ones where you failed to escape. You can have a lot more fun if you play at your own pace and don’t try to frantically finish the game. These games can be hard, but are also simultaneously fun and immensely satisfying. Enjoy yourselves, and embrace the game and your friends, not the outcome, and you will have lots of fun!

The best escape rooms London are a great way to spend your time, either with loved ones at social gatherings or co-workers during team building activities. Everyone involved will surely enjoy testing their wits as they try to take on the different challenges in store for them. If you go inside an escape room well-prepared, you won’t just have a lot more fun but also a greater chance of winning. Because of this, always remember the things listed above, and maybe share them with your teammates too.

Mollie White
Mollie White
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Mollie White

My name is Mollie White, a teacher. Some of my most unique interests are going skiing, playing escape rooms, and joining marathons.

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