In Like so many other tasks in life, escape rooms require communication, teamwork and trust to be successful so you need to make sure you have a well-rounded team to help you out. If you’ve got an escape room booked you’re no doubt excited about getting in there and having some fun, but take some time to form a strategy and aim to put together the perfect escape room team made up of individuals that fit the following criteria.
The whiz kid is there to help if any member of your escape room team should happen to get stuck on a particularly difficult puzzle or problem. This is your group’s main thinker, they’re the chief-of-puzzle-solving. The whiz kid should work closely with the eagle eye to make sure all possible components of a puzzle have been found and there are no loose ends. Ideally the whiz kid is prepared to tackle logic, math or language puzzles, however, it’s important that they not think too highly of themselves and always ask the other team members for their input in order to gain new perspectives and think outside the box.
This is the member of your team that that has an abundance of escape room experience. The connoisseur knows escape rooms like the back of their hand and has a sixth sense for knowing what to expect and what to look for in order to escape successfully. The rest of the team should always trust the connoisseur’s instincts. However, it’s important to remember that no two escape rooms are identical, so it’s a good idea for the connoisseur to keep an open mind and be ready to adapt should the room suddenly throw something entirely new at them.
Escape rooms can get pretty hectic pretty quickly and a poorly managed can lose their cool just as fast. This is where the overseer comes in. The overseer’s job is to manage the other team members and make sure everyone is doing their job. The overseer is particularly important when time is close to running out, as the final minutes of a game often cause panic to set in. A good overseer keeps everyone on track and helps out as best they can while doing so. Remember, with great power comes great responsibility!
Now that you know what goes into a top-notch escape room team, get out there and assemble a group of your own. We’ll be waiting for you!