4 Tips To Help Solve Escape Room Puzzles

Escape room games require a lot of logic and critical thinking as players attempt to solve puzzles and find a way out of the room. Even though every escape room is different, there are some key tips and tricks to solving puzzles and escaping the room before time runs out. Use these tips the next time you decide to join an escape room.

1. Change Your Perspective 

At eye level, you only have a specific angle of the room. By seeing the room from a different angle, you can uncover clues and find areas that may not stand out normally. If the room contains furniture like couches or chairs, carefully stand up on the furniture and take a look around the room. The bird's eye view may uncover hidden areas or clues you didn't think of.

You can also lay flat on the ground to see different perspectives of the room. Look straight up to the ceiling to see any clues.  Then turn to the sides to look under furniture and fixtures.

2. Silence Is Golden

While it may be your instinct to talk with other players and figure out clues, silence can really make a difference as you try to solve an escape room game. Discuss having a few silent minutes early on in the game. Everyone can focus and really take in the room. Some clues may have to do with sound while other clues come into focus without the audible distractions.

After the silent minutes are up, players can discuss what they saw or thought of. The silence can make a big difference with the critical thinking elements of the game.

3. Everyday Items

An escape room is often set up with a purpose. You do not want to take anything for granted in the room. For example, if you see an ordinary table, knock on the wood to try and find hollow points. Objects like lamps, clocks, and books should all be looked at with a critical eye. 

Assign each player to a specific part of the room to comb over the items to get an idea of what will represent clues and which items are just red herrings.

4. Follow the Theme

The theme of an escape room often has a lot to do with the way clues and puzzles are solved. Always keep the theme at the forefront of your mind to discover clues. For example, if you have a pirate-themed escape room, then clues may be focused on fish tanks or hidden maps. Likewise, if you know the theme ahead of time, then plan ahead to possible clues and ways to escape.

Use all of the tips when you participate in escape room games.