An escape game can be stressful and frustrating and difficult, or it can be fun and empowering and... still difficult. These tips aren't going to ruin escape rooms by making them too easy. But they might save your next team-building activity from becoming an hour of futility and failure.
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Escape rooms are a game where a group of friends or co-workers get locked into a space to play some puzzles, so they can all win the reward of leaving the room slightly early. Maybe you love escape rooms and you want to get faster at them; maybe you hate them and you want to get them over with. Either way, you’ll learn something from this video on how to approach any escape room.
There are plenty of options available when you arrive in a foreign city and want to go exploring. You can wander behind a tour guide who recites facts about landmarks while holding an umbrella aloft, you can plot out your own course with Google Maps or a guidebook or you do a city escape that turns the sights into a giant escape room as you run around solving a mystery.
Centuries ago, from 2007 to 2016, the hot attraction was the escape room, a sort of real-life game of Myst where you solved puzzles to get out of a dungeon or library or steampunk laboratory. But it's 2017, and it isn't time for cerebral games. It's time for unchecked rage. It's time for the anger room.
Escape rooms are a worldwide phenomenon, and although Australia is a bit late to the party, the craze is starting to catch on in a big way. As someone who’s seen many, many games played over the last six months, I’ve noticed which teams and techniques work best. Here they are.