One of the most intimidating things about the escape rooms is that once you’re in, there’s no way to get exact directions on how to get out. The smartphones and tablets are not allowed, and even the old-fashioned mobile phones are taken away. You also cannot bring your camera in and make any pictures with it: it’s important not to spoil the adventure for those who will play after you by giving away the information of any sort.
Yet, escape room directions are still quite important for every person who plays a real life escape game for the first time. The main thing about them is that they give you a plan of what to do, regardless of the scenario and actual puzzle set. If you know where to start (even if the knowledge has nothing to do with exact locations of puzzles and keys), it’s much easier to keep up with the timer and win the escape room.
What to Do When You’re in Escape Room
So, the host told you everything about the rules and terms, took away your gadgets and locked you in a strangely-looking room you now need to escape from. What’s next?
- Don’t panic. People who aren’t very well acquainted with escape rooms may have a small panic attack once locked inside. It’s important to know that your fear is completely manageable. In many studios, it’s a general policy not to lock the players inside for real. You hear the door locking behind your back, but you still can get out through it – even if it’s not the exit you’re supposed to find. Of course, choosing to do so will automatically make you lose the game. So, just remember that you can get out anytime you want – and concentrate on finding keys.
- Search for clues. Many of the puzzles are available right away, but you won’t find the solution exactly where you’ve discovered this safe or locker: search the room to find the encrypted code, or a key of any sort.
- Everything is searchable, unless you were told otherwise. If that’s a regular room, the creators might have something hidden behind the vent grid, or inside the sofa. If it’s a magician’s house, check every strange object you see: it might be a small safe. Just do not destroy the environment: nothing is ever hidden in a way that would make you to lift floor tiles or tear away wallpaper (even if they’re already torn in several places).
To know more about escaping the locked rooms, visit any of our many locations! If you need directions, check out the map or call us directly: the staff will be happy to help.