How to Win Escape Rooms
Escape rooms are such a great way to spend time with friends, family or even colleagues.
You’ll challenge yourself by working together to find clues and solve them in an immersive experience inside the room.
Enjoy the challenge and see what you can find.
To win an escape room you will want to make sure you put together a team that will work well together and focus on the task at hand.
There are so many reasons to love escape rooms! Whether you’ve come to do an escape room as a corporate icebreaker or just with a couple of friends, you are sure to have a great time.
Maybe you like looking for clues.
Maybe you’re good with riddles or puzzles.
Maybe you are particularly observant and will spot what others do not.
Whatever your skills and talents there is fun to be found in escape rooms.
Some of the main rules of an escape room are as follows:
- No phones are allowed to be used inside the escape room. You should be provided with a locker or other safe place to keep your belongings whilst you are inside. If the escape room does not offer this you may be able to keep your phone on you provided it is switched off.
- The contents of the escape room should be kept a secret, don’t spoil the fun for others.
- Be careful when handling props; whilst they might look realistic, some things may be fragile.
- Always prioritise your safety, and don’t stand on top of furniture. The games are planned with safety in mind, so if something seems out of reach, a tool will help you get it.
- Electrical components, such as switches, plug sockets, etc., aren’t part of the game and should be left alone.
- Do not pry open any locked boxes. Work together to open the box in the intended way, either by finding a key, a code or solving a puzzle.
- No rowdy, aggressive or inappropriate behaviour.
- No food or drink in the escape rooms.
- Players cannot behave in a way that jeopardises the safety of others.
- In some cases, players may accidentally spoil a clue and then be unable to win the game. You can continue playing but think twice before doing something irreversible.
- The game should be played in the way it was intended. Respect the storyline and play along.
- Always follow the rules and the instructions of the staff to ensure everyone has a safe and fun time.
If you follow the rules you’ll definitely stand more of a chance of winning.
How do you play?
If you are looking into your first time visiting an escape room you may want to know what you should expect when you get there.
You will be needing all of your brain power once you enter the room so we have broken down the steps so it is easy to see what will happen and we can take any worries away.
- Make sure you arrive on time
- Enter the game
- Get trapped inside
- Solve the puzzles and riddles to escape…
- Or be doomed!
You should be mindful though if you do have any health conditions that could be affected. Some of the escape rooms at Escape Now include tiny, dark paces and UV light. Unfortunately for these reasons, we do recommend that people with epilepsy, claustrophobia, physical disabilities and heart conditions NOT play our games.
If you think they might be too scary for you have a little look at our article ‘Are Escape Rooms Scary?’ to help put your mind at ease.
If you are unsure you should consult your doctor.
What Should You Bring With You to an Escape Room?
You do not need to bring much to an escape room to have a good time. All you need is you and some top-of-the-line teammates to help you escape the room.
You obviously cannot bring your phone into the escape room, they may provide you with lockers in which to store your phone and the rest of your things. If not they will have somewhere to keep your things safe.
How to Win Escape Rooms?
Most Escape Rooms have a success rate of about 30%. This means that most people do not get to escape the room. Although this is quite frustrating it does mean that it is that extra bit more satisfying if you are one of the 30%.
Most escape rooms try to keep their escape rate as low as they can so as to keep them as interesting and exciting as possible. It would be no good if you easily solved a 60-minute escape room in half an hour.
If you are not fortunate to escape don’t worry you won’t actually be left trapped inside the escape room indefinitely. Instead, a member of staff will come in a show you what you missed and explain to you how you could have escaped.
In order to beat an escape room and win you will need to concentrate and be careful of how you solve the riddles and clues. Listen to your teammates and work together!
Why you should visit Escape Now
Here at Escape now we have innovative, immersive game rooms. We are a popular escape room here in Birmingham and strive to challenge you creatively and intellectually.
Book your visit at Escape Now to try one of our rooms;
- Sherlock´s Secret
(Challenge Level: Difficult)
In a city that breathes uncertainty, a gloom lures over 221B Baker St, as Sherlock Holmes has been abducted by the very killer he was chasing. What possibly could have happened?
To find Mr Holmes, we are recruiting only the best detectives in the city to solve the mystery and find Mr Holmes before it is too late. The odds are against you, so can you find Mr Holmes in time?
A serial murderer is on the loose, and Holmes and Watson have been on the case. In typical fashion, however, Holmes was struck with a breakthrough deduction and ran off. Thinking Holmes had simply solved the case and gone back home, Watson followed shortly behind. But when he arrived at 221B, there was no trace of Holmes – only a note left on the desk, written in the same strange code the killer has been leaving at the scenes of the crimes.
Unable to figure out the case himself, Watson recruits a top team of forensic investigators to assemble at 221B Baker St, to solve the case before time runs out and save Sherlock from the sadistic killer.
2. Haunted Hollow
(Challenge Level: Medium)
Ten years ago, Mr Hollowhill vanished without a trace, leaving only his ramshackle house behind. Though his disappearance was suspicious, the case eventually went cold.
Recently, the house was seized by the bank, auctioned and bought at a steal by investors only wishing to sell it off.
Knowing nothing of the house’s troubled history, the renovators believe this to be a simple job, but they don’t know what they are in for. This house holds many more secrets than first thought, and some of them are deadly. Just who was Mr Hollowhill? Where did he go?
Do you dare to enter?
(Challenge level: Medium)
The cyborg world has taken over from humans! Created by humans, the cyborg has gained self-awareness and spread into millions of computer servers across the world!
You have joined the rebel army to take down the cyborgs. The task is to infiltrate the cyborg’s main facility and destroy the system from within. The rebels have found an algorithm which can take down the security system for only 1 hour.
This is your opportunity to take down the cyborgs, otherwise the human race will cease to exist.
We offer students 15% off every single Thursday, all you need is your student ID. This offer applies to all of our escape rooms so you are not limited.
We also offer gift cards for your escape room obsessed friends which are thoughtful gifts to show them that you know their interests. With a gift card, you may also be invited to play in one of our rooms with a team.
Are you ready to book your next escape room adventure at Escape Now?
All you need to do is select the number of players, time, date and which adventure you want to go on.
Click here to book with us!
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.