June 11
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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  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

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

    thumb Holly Schmidt

    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
  • 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

    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
  • review rating 5  My fiancee and I were vacationing in Denver and tried out the Egyptian Tomb with another group of 4. We escaped with 5 minutes to spare! Very good room layout and good props. Puzzles were challenging and rewarding once solved. I was not a huge fan of how they did the hints... usually you have 3 hints or whatever and you ask for a hint when you get stuck, instead they give you hints when they think you need it. Otherwise, our game master, Trace, was very helpful and personable. Overall, very satisfied with our experience!

    thumb Wes Cantrell

    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
  • review rating 5  Went here as a small group recently and had a great time. Instructions from the staff were pretty clear at the beginning and helpful in their instructions in explaining how to try to solve the room. Trace was a great guide for this experience and would happily go again.

    thumb Nate Rogers

    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
  • 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

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