Ever wanted to attempt an escape space, but didn’t know where to start looking for one, or what it actually means? How about you have looked into what escape chambers are, but you do not know how to begin the process of finding a sport and really solving the puzzles to get out?
I’ll take you from start to finish on getting the most out of your Escape Room Expertise!
Step 1: Read this article
Google “Escape Space *YOUR CITY NAME*” and see what comes up. Dig deeper and check out the map so you can even find one nearest you. Once you’ve found a couple of great prospects head over to Yelp and see how they compare to other chambers. Read a few of the testimonials, you might even find out one is too frightening for what you’re interested in. . Or one doesn’t do well with kids.
Step 2: Have a look at their social websites for promo codes
You have found the escape room you feel you’d like to visit, awesome. Now you will want to determine if they offer any special Centurian services LLC codes in their social networking pages. We always have the best prices on our Facebook and Instagram at my escape room. Sometimes you’ll be able to find $5 off promo codes which would not be mentioned anywhere else.
Step 3: Visit their Site
Now that you’ve got your smarty pants discount, you’ll want to know when the place has accessibility and what rooms they have. The majority of the places you’re going to see will have multiple rooms with different themes. Additionally, most escape rooms make you book beforehand and some can get pretty busy. Check out their booking page and see what they have available. Then book it before anybody else does!
*Be careful when booking a partial room. If there are 6 slots available and you have only booked 4 players, two more players could join your game – if you call the business though, they may help you out and block it for you
Step 4: Be on time!
A game master is the one offering you some hints or clues if you are struggling after all.
They’re there for a reason! Not only do we hate when guests split stuff, but we will usually tell you how you can avoid things which is only going to waste your time! Remember we want you to have fun and get out! We will not tell you not to climb on something for a trick.
Step 6: No Lollygagging
Okay, now you’re in this gloriously decorated room and everything you need to do is look at all the pretty details for the next 5 minutes. Nope. Don’t do that. Most rooms provide you 60 minutes, so you will need to hustle. Give yourself 10 seconds to appreciate the work they put into the aesthetics and start tearing it apart. (okay not, that would suck, just start moving things and looking every where)
Sometimes you’ll need to locate objects hidden around the room to assist you with different puzzles… sometimes you’ll need to actually find the puzzles… so start looking and gathering everything you find!
Step 7: Split up
Some rooms are more difficult than others have more puzzles than others, but there’s no harm in splitting up. Some rooms have multiple linear and non linear puzzles (linear meaning you will solve a puzzle that leads into the next puzzle and so on). So you’ll gain from splitting into a few teams and tackling numerous puzzles at once.
There is nothing worse than spending 10 minutes searching for a secret your teammate discovered when they entered and forgot that they had pocketed it. Don’t be that person. When you find something tell everybody, maybe they’ll need it immediately or at some point in the room.
Moreover, if you’re struggling on a mystery let others know. Everybody sees things differently, so they might get something which you don’t. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, I’m sure you will be able to do the same for them later on in the sport.
Step 9: Ask for Support!
It’s what they’re there for and they have probably been itching to help you for the previous 30 minutes too. Don’t wait until it is too late to ask for a hint. Some rooms have limits on them, others do not. Be sure to know that going into the room.
Always attempt to solve the puzzle by yourself or ask a staff member to help first, but if it is really effecting your ability to be successful, ask for just a little nudge and get to the end!
Step 10: Always take a group photo
Even if you didn’t get out, I bet you really did have a fun time. Don’t allow the memories fade away. Tag the escape room also, they’ll love it.