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June 11
2019
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The Ultimate Guide to Solving an Escape Room

The Ultimate Guide to Solving an Escape Room

Whether it’s your first time trying an escape room or you’ve been around the block a few times, kudos to you for doing some preliminary research! We have the best strategies down to a science, so we’ve compiled an ultimate guide to solving escape rooms for you to take a few pro tips into the room with you.

How to Be an Escape Room Legend

  1. Come in with a clear head. While you can’t plan every move you make in an escape room – since the whole point is that you don’t know what’s ahead – you can have a loose game plan going into it. Take a few moments beforehand to clear your head so you can be focused and collected when you take on the escape room.
  2. Communicate clearly. Escape rooms are like a team sport, and a major tenant of any team sport is communication. If you aren’t working in tandem with the rest of your group, you’re making your life so much more difficult than it needs to be. Talk to your teammates, and your efficiency and likelihood of success will skyrocket.
  3. Split up the work. Again, escape rooms are a group effort. There’s a reason most facilities require at least two people in the room at once, and it’s because you can’t do it all on your own. Escape rooms are mentally taxing, and you’ll burn out very early on if you do everything on your own.
  4. Don’t take it too seriously. Escape rooms are meant to be enjoyed, so what’s the point of being too serious? When you have fun with it, your mind doesn’t get bogged down with the stress and pressure, and you’ll be able to maintain a calm and composed mindset.

What to Avoid in an Escape Room

As part of an ultimate guide, we have to remind you of the things you should avoid:

  1. Coming in with too many people. Having a big group of friends is great, and doing things with a big group can be fun. An escape room, however, is not one of those things. Too many people in a room can create unnecessary traffic and chaos. If you do want to bring in a group, there’s a numeric sweet spot that is optimal for solving an escape room.
  2. Fixating. Don’t waste all your time on one part of the room. Not only is it a huge time waster, but it can also a cause the previously mentioned “burn out.” Keep moving forward and be mindful of the timer so you’re aware of the time you have left in the room.
  3. Not coming back and trying again. If at first you don’t succeed, don’t throw in the towel and give up on escape rooms forever. The “ultimate” way to be good at anything is by practicing, and this is no exception. Plus, there’s a bunch of ways escape rooms help you grow and improve, so it’s a good hobby to pick up anyway.

Solve Your Next Escape Room

Escape rooms may be complex, but the strategies used to solve them aren’t. Try implementing these tips during your next endeavor and watch how much your escape game improves! If you’re ready to take on a new escape room challenge, visit us at EscapeWorks Denver today!

The Reviews

  • review rating 5  Great price, staff is friendly. My friend and I had a blast and will definitely be coming back! Selina is an awesome game master! I highly recommend this activity!

    thumb Cheyenne Wetter
    9/17/2019

    review rating 5  So many fun choices, a super safe place with a super professional and kind staff. The room I did was so much fun and planned down to the millimeter. My whole crew had a blast. I highly recommend it. No wait no fuss, treat yourself

    thumb gusgusgeol
    4/17/2019
  • review rating 5  Troy and Tommy Bohan with my son Paul Garcia-Lance and myself had the best of times trying to get out of the Egyptian tomb. We were seconds away but fell short of solving the mystery and we’re buried alive. Thank you so much for an enjoyable evening and a special shout out to Taylor and Sierra who moderated our adventure ! We have to return for our group picture and another great adventure!

    thumb Susan Lance
    9/05/2019

    review rating 5  Came here for my birthday and it was a blast! Super nice people. We did the Casino Heist and it was definitely challenging but they did give us clues along the way. Can’t wait to go back!

    thumb Samantha Kendrick
    6/16/2019
  • review rating 5  Very considerate and nice staff and a great time! My group was placed with two other people randomly and they kind of took over the whole puzzle. The employees pulled us aside to let us know what they saw and they wanted to make sure we had a great experience of our own so they gave us a coupon to come back another time. They were really helpful from beginning to end and it was super fun!

    thumb Ginger Swanson
    8/18/2019

    review rating 5  Great escape room. Would highly recommend. Nice workers. Trace did an excellent job. Definitely plan on coming again. 👍

    thumb Holly Schmidt
    6/27/2019
  • review rating 5  We had an excellent time!!! The staff was wonderful and very accommodating!! Malika and Trace were fantastic!! There was also another gentleman with a beard that has the BEST customer service!!! I'm sorry I cant remember his name... Very fun scenario!!! Thanks for a great time! We will absolutely be back for sure !!

    thumb Dhalia 1991
    6/30/2019

    review rating 5  This was such a great place to go! It was our first escape room and they gave us a great experience! We will definitely be back to do other rooms! EVERYBODY should go here! They lock your phone and you have the key! Such a good friendly staff as well Jenn was such a great help!!! Overall a absoutly wonderful experience!

    thumb Nikki Schepp
    7/03/2019
  • review rating 5  I rented beyond the flower shop room for my wedding party. We had a blast! The puzzles were challenging but fun. There was plenty of room for everyone to work on different puzzles at the same time. We got out with 2 minutes to spare. Shout out to Trace, he did a great job at only giving us hints when we needed it. I don't like it when they're too generous with the hints, takes the challenge out of the experience. This was my third escape room in Denver and I've used a different company each time. I would definitely come back here to try a different room.

    thumb M Hulsey
    8/26/2019

    review rating 5  Juan was an absolute gem. We had such a great time. It was challenging, exciting, and a blast. Thanks again Juan for making our experience incredible, we will absolutely be back.

    thumb Claire Schultz
    8/18/2019
  • review rating 5  Troy and Tommy Bohan with my son Paul Garcia-Lance and myself had the best of times trying to get out of the Egyptian tomb. We were seconds away but fell short of solving the mystery and we’re buried alive. Thank you so much for an enjoyable evening and a special shout out to Taylor and Sierra who moderated our adventure ! We have to return for our group picture and another great adventure!

    thumb Susan Lance
    9/05/2019

    review rating 5  Amazing escape room! I had a blast! The Casino Heist was one of the best I have participated in. Gen was an incredible host, super friendly and welcoming. Definitely recommend!

    thumb Janeese Brooks
    6/10/2019
  • review rating 5  We did the "Outbreak" room at EscapeWorks in Denver and we LOVED it! This was my first time in an escape room and I will definitely be back. Alisha was our liason and she was SUPER helpful. What a fun night with my kids!

    thumb Karen Ashbeck
    8/11/2019

    review rating 5  Very considerate and nice staff and a great time! My group was placed with two other people randomly and they kind of took over the whole puzzle. The employees pulled us aside to let us know what they saw and they wanted to make sure we had a great experience of our own so they gave us a coupon to come back another time. They were really helpful from beginning to end and it was super fun!

    thumb Ginger Swanson
    8/18/2019
  • review rating 5  My experience here was awesome! Neb was very knowledgeable and very informative. You can tell he really cares about the customers experience! Thank you guys so much for a great time. Juan the manager is awesome as well!!

    thumb Kristen Barnes
    7/01/2019

    review rating 5  Did the "Beyond the Flower Shop" room with a group of six. The room was well thought out and very enjoyable. Challenging, but perfect for a group of beginners. Alisha working the front desk was amazing at introducing us to the storyline and walking us through how to do the game. She provided help at perfect times and we wouldn't have made it through without her. Will definitely be coming back with my group because of her!

    thumb Chandler Tuck
    8/09/2019
  • review rating 5  The staff were very helpful and fun people. We did the beyond the flower shop room theme which was designed well even for our large group of 12 people, but I could see all group sizes enjoying this room. I appreciate the attention to detail to the escape room and the challenges placed throughout. The experience was worth it for our team-bonding event, and I highly recommend this for all types of people. Thanks for all the fun!

    thumb Melissa Rausch
    9/17/2019

    review rating 5  Their flower shop was quite enjoyable, and Dana delivered with a lovely performance. Give her a raise 😁I've only done one room, but it was a great time. It was a bit challenging, yet did not feel too difficult for all levels of problem solving.

    thumb Caleb B
    6/26/2019
  • review rating 5  We had a blast! We originally did the Casino Heist, however, there were some complications with the room. Dice and Emilia provided us with wonderful customer service and had us do Outbreak instead. We appreciated how much they cared about experience and we ended up having a great time. Highly recommend if you’re in the downtown Denver area and looking for some fun!

    thumb BreAnna Fraser
    9/16/2019

    review rating 5  Had a great work team retreat activity here. Loved the puzzles and escaping the "flower shop" (aka: 1920s speakeasy). I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a team building exercise or just wanting to have fun.

    thumb Robert Bogan
    6/20/2019

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