Tips & Tricks
Tips That Will Help You Escape Our OB-Xscape Rooms!
1. DON’T JUST STAND THERE! There are clues scattered throughout the room. Move, touch, pull, turn, twist and open as many things as you can to find clues. Often there are clues in one section of the room that will aid you in another area of the room.
2. WORK TOGETHER. Work as a team but spread out. Many of the same puzzle pieces are spread out all over the room. If someone finds a clue, you all do not need to bunch up hovering over the clue. Remember the timer is ticking.
3. SHARE YOU SEE AND FIND. The only way to solve the puzzles and escape is to verbally communicate to your team members what you are discovering or thinking. Just call out what you see so that everyone is working from the same pool of knowledge. A locked prop may take more than one clue or another prop open. The objective is to escape together and a collaborative unit and it is not going to happen if you are holding a key and your partner has the lock.
4. WORK FAST AND ASK FOR CLUES. Don’t wait for the very end to put your pride in your pocket and finally ask for a hint. Ask from the beginning and not near the end when you are frustrated with many undiscovered clues left still. Asking for a hint within 3 minutes left on the clock is like asking your boss for a raise while you are being fired. It is natural to want to solve the room like a true Sherlock Holmes, but teams that win ask a lot of questions, like Columbo!
5. COLLOBORATE YOUR SKILL SETS. Use each other’s skills set and think like a bunch of engineers. When you are stumped and you have done everything, mechanically to open an object, then it is time to start looking at it from another prospective, like an electrical or computer view point. Make mental notes, work it backwards, add up the numbers, look for patterns, etc.
6.THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX. Think like a story-teller or a director. When you are stuck and nothing is making sense; then try thinking in a sense of a story-teller. What makes logical sense from a narrative perspective?
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