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.
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.
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.