How To Be Successful in an Escape Room

Today we’re going to be giving you some tips on how to be successful in an escape room. We know our escape rooms are very popular with our customers because they keep coming back, they don’t always get it right first time, but there’s no harm in coming back and we love to see our customers as many times as they want to be here. 

Winning can be so simple if you think, work together as a team and search the area thoroughly

So what can you do to make sure you win the game first time? You may already know through browsing our website that it’s a game where you’re locked in a room with 60 minutes in which to escape. In that time, the room is themed, and you choose the theme you most like the sound of, then once you’re in there you have to find your way out by finding and solving a variety of clues and puzzles. Thing is, how can you do it within the allocated time?

Don’t dominate, let everyone have a chance to speak

To give yourself the best chance of getting out is to make sure you all communicate and listen to each other. If you talk over each person or if one individual is too vocal and dominant and it won’t allow anyone to have their say and that could actually lead to failure. Make sure you all have your say and make sure you all listen to each other. 

Don’t stick with the same puzzle for too long

If you’re finding one particular puzzle difficult don’t dwell on it move on and come back to it later. If you spend too much time on one puzzle, then you’re wasting time that could be spent on other puzzles you can work out quicker. 

Make sure everyone knows when you’ve found a puzzle - and keep it safe

Always make sure you’re vocal when it comes to finding a puzzle. Make sure the whole room knows and whatever you do, don’t put it somewhere you won’t find it later. It’s important you know where it is so you can solve it at later time when you have the puzzles together. 

Search the room thoroughly

Make sure you search the room thoroughly because our puzzles are hidden really well. They could be anywhere, so always look under, up and inbetween. The discovery of those all important cryptic clues and puzzles are what will release you from the room. 

Escape Ipswich - Do You Have What it Takes to Escape

Think you have what it takes to get out of an escape room within 60 minutes? If you do why not book your room ready for when you come down to join us. Give us a bell and we can help you organise your room, just tell us how many of you are coming and which theme you’re interested in. Get in touch now and you’ll be closer to winning!

Great Team Building Activities

Team building activities are a great way for you to reevaluate your team’s skills, help break the ice with each other and new team members, and generally give them a great day out where they can unwind and get away from the traditional confines of the office.

There are many different types of team building activities, and we’ve featured 5 of the best, and of course one of those is our escape games in Ipswich, I mean would we really leave it out?

Cooking Against The Clock and Each Other

Let’s start off with a cooking activity, namely a cook off. What it entails is dividing your team into separate teams and then pitting them against each other. It can be any type of food and it’s up to each team to create something edible. You could also include an ingredient each team must use in their recipe, just to make it that little bit more of a challenge.

Improvisation

now this is great if you want to have more interactive games. While they’re taking part they’ll also be improving their communication skills. You could hire a large community hall or large area for this, or perhaps use a room in your organisation if it has a room big enough. You could also bring in a professional to help create improvisation games with a more competitive edge, one’s that are both fast and furious – and great fun.

Military Boot Camp

 this may seem a lot more physical than the other two so far, but it does the same as the others, just that it’s more energetic. You’ll get to the break the ice, help bond individual team members, recognise skills and help with communication and problem solving. Boot camps are usually run by ex-army/navy and create a similar environment to a military camp. There’ll be plenty of opportunity to identify individual’s strengths and weaknesses throughout.

Volunteering

another way for your team to bond and get to know each other a bit better is through volunteering. By giving support to a worthy cause you’ll be giving your team an opportunity to practice and hone their communication skills. They could go to any place that’s local to where your HQ is based. This could be anything from a children’s hospital to a homeless shelter. If you prefer skill based over place based you could perhaps let your team volunteer their time to create something for a non-profit free of charge, together as a team like an app or any other piece of useful software.

Escape Games Ipswich – For The Best in Team Building Activities

Finally, escape games Ipswich is where everyone is locked into a room where a group of people are given carefully hidden clues to find, the room is usually themed. They must find them and then solve them before the hour is up or they lose. It’s great fun and gives you all the things you’ll need on a team building exercise, opportunities to improve communication skills, bonding, ice breakers, problem-solving and critical thinking. So why not get in touch today and book your room?

Who Visits Ipswich Escape Rooms

People who have not previously visited our escape rooms in Ipswich sometimes wonder whether they will enjoy the experience. With an abundance of problem-solving puzzles and games to play against the clock it is a fantastic experience to play with your colleagues or friends. Whilst playing you will find a role and responsibility for everyone, and its tremendous fun. You may not always get out within the hour on your first visit, but it’s always worth another visit, and even if you do win, the next time you can try and beat your time.

We think that everyone will love our escape rooms, however here is a quick list of people who will especially love it:

Corporate Team Building Activities

All sorts of people come to Escape games at Ipswich, this includes corporate teams because as you can imagine, it’s a great way of fostering leadership and team working. If a business wants to see who has certain skills, if they’re looking to pit people against each other to see how they react, who leads, who’s good at problem-solving etc, this is what they do. This type of game is great for team building and that’s why businesses come to us again and again.

Students

Students love it here. It’s a great way to get to know new buddies and a fun way to let off steam and relax, away from the studying and essay writing. Here, teams are found, and friendships built upon, so they are friends for life and college. It’s such a brilliant way of breaking the ice.

Hens, Stags and Birthdays

Yes, they’re great for celebrations too, celebrations of all kinds. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a stag do, or a hen do, a birthday or a coming of age. Perhaps you’ve passed your driving test or got a new business off the ground. Whatever it is, an Escape game is a great way of celebrating your achievements.

Families and Children

What better way is there for families to have some quality time than spending it for an hour in the same room playing a game? Put the board games away and try a larger than life game where you’ll shout with frustration, laugh out loud and cheer each other on.

Premier Escape Rooms in Ipswich

Yes, our escape games are the best way you could possibly spend your time with friends and family, whooping it up in our specially designed and themed rooms with only 60 minutes in which to get out. Yup, you’ll need your wits about you to solve the cryptic clues – but you know you can do it, and what’s more, you’ll have a great time trying.

How To Be Successful At Escape Ipswich

If you are planning on visiting us here at Escape Ipswich we thought we might give you a few handy tips which will ensure you are successful whilst visiting us. We have learnt a thing or two about escape rooms throughout the years so we thought we would compile a list to help you know what to expect on the day.

Helpful Hints:

Make sure you have the right balance in your team. You want a group of people who all have different talents, skills such as attention to detail, being observant, problem-solving and quick thinking are all useful in an escape room. You also want to choose a nice small compact team that will work well together, people who get on and who won’t end up squabbling in a corner. You want a small group rather than a larger one because you’re going to be trapped in a room as it will allow you to be more successful and listen to everyone's ideas.

Check Everything In The Room

Make sure that once you are locked in, you all check every single item. That would include picture frames, book shelves, inside the books if there are any, under objects and if it’s not pinned down check it. A clue could be anywhere! Although we recommend checking everywhere we suggest you do not continually search the same area numerous times as time passes very quickly once you're inside.

Keep Your Clues Where You Can Find Them

Once you’ve solved a clue and you have another part of the puzzle to help you escape, don’t lose it, keep all your finds with one person or in one place. You don’t want to lose one or more of your all-important clues, because each one is there to help you escape the room. Allocating someone to be in charge of clues will ensure they are not accidentally lost. 

Always Move On If You’re Stuck On One Clue

You only have 60 minutes to escape, so don’t stick with just one clue, if you’re struggling, then leave it for now and go on to the next one, you can always come back to it later.

Let Everyone Have Their Turn To Speak

Make sure you listen to each other, don’t shout over people, make sure each person has an opportunity to contribute. Everyone in the room will have different strengths so use them all to your advantage. You’re all in there to get out and you all have a part to play, ignore someone at your peril, they may have solved part of the puzzle.

Need a Hint? If You Really Are Stuck, Then Ask For Help

You can always ask one of us for a hint wave at the camera or perhaps there are other ways of getting one. It’s better to ask for help than to lose, you only have 60 minutes so make the most of the time you have.

Escape Ipswich

If you think you’re now ready for the escape room challenge, then why not get in touch with us here at Escape Ipswich, we have some great escape rooms, all individually themed, so if you think you now have what it takes then come on down and get your room booked.

What Are Escape Rooms?

Heard people talk about escape rooms and intrigued as to what they are, and perhaps try one out? Come test your problem solving skills at our Ipswich location. Try testing your grey matter in games where you pit your wits against friends, family or work colleagues to see who escapes a locked room first.

Can You Escape In Less Than Hour?

Our locked rooms all come with one thing in common, you have 60 minutes in which to escape. In order to do this, you have to work out puzzles, solve cryptic clues, read some maps and work out between each other how the hell you escape from this room.

Improve Your Teams Performance

Corporate teams find our escape rooms useful for increasing workplace productivity and offering newbies the opportunity to bond and break the ice in a non-work environment. It’s also great because the boss or team leader can see where everyone’s skills lie so they’re better placed to choose who does what once they’re back at base.

Fun For Everyone

For family and friends, it’s just a really fun way of spending a morning or afternoon with each other, trying to escape a locked room in the most fun and spectacular way. Each room usually has a theme, ours are the following: Da VinciContagion and The Taken Room. We kit each room out to best mimic the chosen theme and each cryptic clue or puzzle will be themed too. It’s the best kind of fun you could have indoors with friends and family and it’s time well spent.

The puzzles, crosswords, clues will all test you but not to the point where they’re too hard to complete. We want you to enjoy the experience not leave feeling disheartened, so they’re hard enough to get your brain working, but not so hard they’re impossible to solve. We think we’ve come up with something pretty special. They’re great as ice breakers and if there’s someone you haven’t seen for a while either a friend or family member, then it’s a great way of getting them back on speaking terms.

Visit Our Escape Rooms in Ipswich

If you want to improve your team’s performance at work or simply spend quality time with friends then you should head towards our escape rooms in Ipswich. It’s the ideal way to improve team performance as well as provide fun filled days out for the family. It’s the perfect way to unwind and get those brain cells working. Take a look around our website if you haven’t already and get in touch about booking one of our escape rooms, you’ll be glad you did.

What are the benefits of team building activities?

If you’re in too minds whether or not to book an escape room for your team building activity, and you’re not entirely sure about team building activities to start with, then we’re going to do our best to convince you in today’s post. You see, team building events are becoming more and more popular with corporate teams and the reason is simple – they work.

Team building activities aren’t just there to simply get your team out from behind the office desk, they’re there to help identify key skills and assist with bonding. If you have a project lined up and you need your team enthusiastic, on point, and getting on like a dream, then a team building activity may be the answer.

Communication Skills

for a start, communication skills are crucial for the workplace, but perhaps some of your key team members are a bit shy in coming forward. By sending them on some team building activities, you’ll find their communication skills may improve. This is especially true if you come to one of our escape rooms where you’ll be locked in a room with only 60 minutes to get out. They must find and solve cryptic clues and puzzles to escape, and they can only do this by communicating with each other.

Bonding

while your team are communicating they’re also bonding. There may be a new team member who hasn’t quite got to know the rest of the group yet, now is the ideal time to get to know each other. How about team members who haven’t bonded for other reasons, perhaps they do slightly different jobs and they don’t really come into contact with each other very often. You may have a project about to start where this will change and team building activity will help new people, quiet people, those who don’t see each other often, bond in a fun and unique way. This helps break communication barriers and this will be really beneficial once you’re back in the office together.

Problem Solving

this is a crucial skill if you’re working together on a project, the ability to solve problems is of great value as it helps to get over obstacles and work through various issues that may raise their head from time to time. In our escape rooms, in order to get out, a range of puzzles and clues, which are hidden, must be solved in order to escape. You need good problem-solving skills to work them out, what better way of improving them than to put them to the test in one of our escape rooms.

Conflict Resolution

when there are problems back at work, who solves them? Do they remain unresolved, creating an unpleasant atmosphere? On a team building activity, you must communicate, problem-solve and help each other out. They must be able to resolve conflict and work together in order to be successful, once you’ve practiced these skills, they can be utilised back in the office where they will be of great value.

Identify Skills

if you’re looking for stars to shine, skills to take advantage of and people who can do particular jobs you’ve been wanting to fill, then team building activities are a great way of doing it. Here, you’ll be able to observe your team at play and identify key skills which can be put to good use once back in the office – so keep your eyes peeled.

Identify Strengths and Weaknesses

what are your team’s strengths and weaknesses? A team building exercise is key to helping you do that, to assess where they’re strong and where they’re weak, it will help you create the best team. Any weaknesses can be resolved with coaching and training, any strengths can be taken advantage of back at work and built on with possible mentoring and advancement.

Escape Games Ipswich – For The Best Team Building Activities

We believe that our escape games in Ipswich are the best team building activities in the UK. We may be biased but we think your team will really benefit from attending one of our team building activities in the form of escape rooms. Our escape rooms are all themed, and you only have to choose the one you prefer, and then once you’re in the room, you’re locked in, with only 60 minutes in which to escape. You’ll have the best team behind you once you’re done, so book your room today and let the games begin. Get in touch today.