Escape Rooms are tons of fun, so you really can’t lose when you have a blast. That said, some people really want the cherry on top and are intent on walking away with a win under their belt. We gave you tips on how to win just a few months ago, so this time we thought we would give you the don’ts. Our game masters have watched thousands of players and could probably write a novel about some of the stuff they have seen go on during the escape games, but we will keep this focused and give you the big things to avoid so you go home with your bragging rights.
First, get busy. Although our rooms are quite a sight and you could easily spend 15 minutes admiring the design and décor; the clock is ticking so kick it into gear and start searching for clues. Don’t let the excitement of the room distract you from the task at hand. Remember time flies when you’re having this much fun. Second, don’t over-analyze things. Yes, we have a CSI room, but there’s no microscope so put down that strand of hair because we aren’t running DNA scans. It’s probably from Dan who reset the room. He doesn’t shave every day. Focus on the big picture and the obvious clues. A couple scratches on the side of the desk is not the number 11, and does not corresponds to the symbolic union of the sky and earth as stated in the Chinese Thao, and therefore the solution to the puzzle must be transcendental environmentalism. Knock it off, or sign up to be on Jeopardy. We’re not that sadistic at Escape Frenzy; the clues won’t be that difficult.
Third, don’t forget to share with your teammates; this isn’t the Hunger Games or musical chairs. You’re supposed to work together so share your findings with your team. If you happen to be playing with strangers, introduce yourself before you start and try to play nice with others. New people aren’t scary. You all have the same goal; escape the room. Lastly, don’t be afraid to ask for a hint. If you’re stuck, you’re stuck. That clock is ticking and remember you wanted to win. We don’t give out bonus points for being stubborn. The rooms are designed to be challenging and sometimes you just can’t see the forest for the trees. We’ll just nudge you in the right direction, we’re not helping you cheat on your SAT’s. We want you to enjoy as much of the experience as possible. We’re on your team too. So in short, don’t get distracted, don’t over-analyze, don’t forget to share with your team, and don’t be too proud to ask for help. Next thing you know, you’ll be an escape room addict! Book now and let’s see if you can ESCAPE, from Escape Frenzy.
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