Top Ten Tips For Escape Room Games!

This list of tips has been compiled by our wonderful gamemasters! They have learned a lot in the countless hours helping patrons escape the room and have some valuable knowledge to share! Book Here for any of our escape room games in downtown Boston!

Pay attention to the time!

Each room has a different completion time, with many being around one hour. Make sure you know exactly how much time you have and keep an eye on the clock or timer (if the room you are doing has one). That being said, don’t feel hopeless if time is low; you never know just how close you could be to winning! 

Don’t give up on a puzzle too quickly!

It’s easy to get frustrated if you are struggling with where to even begin. If you think you are solving something correctly and it’s not reacting as you expect, don’t walk away! You might be on the verge of a breakthrough and with the help of your fellow room escapers you will figure it out in no time.

Be gentle!

Everything has an elegant solution. If you are using more than a gentle tug to open something, there is probably more to it. You are testing your brains and not your brawn. If it is meant to come open, it will once you find the correct solution.

Don’t be afraid to ask your friends for help!

Escape room enthusiasts tend to be competitive, but you don’t need to compete with the people in the room with you. If you are struggling with a puzzle, there is no shame in asking for help! A fresh set of eyes may help you see something you’ve missed or help you look at the problem in a new way.

Listen to each other’s ideas!

Often times someone will throw out an idea and be dismissed, and the group will later discover that the person was correct or on the right track. Even if an idea does not seem right to you immediately, there is no harm in seeing where it goes!

Try different perspectives!

If you are looking at a puzzle and it’s just not making sense, try looking at it in a new way. Stand back to see if there is a larger pattern, look closely to see if there’s something hidden, upside down, or sideways. The answer may be right in front of you, but not in the way you expect!

Explore the room(s) thoroughly!

Don’t be afraid to move stuff around, open things up, etc. Most rooms will make it clear if you aren’t supposed to move or touch something. First time players are especially timid when getting started. Don’t be aggressive and yank things open/off the wall, but also don’t worry you will get in trouble if you open a drawer, pick something up, flip a light switch, etc,.

Keep track of everything you find!

You want to stay as organized as possible. Try not to pocket any keys or locks, and make sure you are aware of what you have and have not used. You don’t want to end up wasting time trying a code or key when you’ve already used it to open something else.

Divide and conquer!

Your group may move as a pack, but separating into smaller groups can help save time. This is especially true for larger groups as our games are designed to have multiple parallel puzzle streams. Spread out your resources, but make sure to collaborate on your findings. Don’t forget to ask your gamemaster for a walkthrough at the end in case you missed any puzzles or have any unanswered questions!

Communicate!

Whether your group consists of two people or twelve, you will work best when you communicate effectively. Let your group members know when you’ve found something or when you have an idea. Let them know when you’ve solved or used something. If you receive a hint from a gamemaster, make sure it’s heard/read by everyone in the group! Effective communication can save time and eliminate frustration, confusion, and misunderstandings.

*Bonus Tip* HAVE FUN!

This is what it’s all about! Having a good time and connecting with your friends, family, and fellow humans! Smile and solve those puzzles! Book Here for an experience you won’t soon forget!

Testimonials

While we don’t believe there is such thing as a “best escape room in Boston,” we are honored by some of the reviews our lovely customers and escape room bloggers have written about us!

We have almost all 5-star reviews on TripAdivsor. Here are a few recent ones!  

SPower12 said:I’ve done many escape rooms in Boston and this one was by far my favorite. The backstory is good, the room really makes you feel like you’re inside the story and the puzzles are challenging but doable. It was only 3 of us (we’ve done these type of games before, but if you haven’t you may want to go with a bigger group) and we were able to complete it right under 60 minutes. Had a fantastic time and look forward to other rooms from this group.”

Mike T said: “Been to rooms in NYC, DC, and others in Boston. This was easily the best one to date! The owner was fantastic, and really made sure everyone was comfortable with the rules and story before we started. Great time. Well run!”

Cveazie63 said: “I did this Escape Room with 3 other friends for a girlfriends bday party. This was my 3rd Escape Room ever and it was by far the best one I’ve ever done! Super professional, very difficult, but we made it out! I recommend this room to anyone who is a fan of Escape Rooms.”

Our Yelp critics seem to agree with our tripadvisor reviewers with almost all the reviews landing at 5-Stars! 

Natalie A said: “I have been to a few escape rooms before and this one is AMAZING. Not only were the puzzles difficult (but solvable), but the theme was fun and the rooms were all well put together and decorated.  My favorite part is the beginning (no spoilers, but it was a unique twist to the escape room genre). Jeff was fantastic! It was my birthday and we were a little all over the place but he was very good at keeping us all on track!”

Dan K said: “Really solid escape room! Fun theme, a creative story, and a lot of satisfying puzzles (some of which involved technical gizmos that worked exactly as intended, at least one of which was a cool effect I’d never seen before).”

Michelle S said: “I could not say enough good things about this escape room and Jeff! I have done most of the escape rooms in the area, and this one is incredible. The attention to detail, overall decor and puzzles are amazing and we got very into the pirate theme. Jeff actually worked with my now fiance to hide an engagement ring at the end! He was easy to work with and really made the whole experience perfect. My fiance had been in contact with him for months to plan the big day, and he was always friendly and accommodating.  We are definitely recommending this escape room to all of our friends, as it is the best one we have been to!!!”

 

Enthusiast Appreciation Day

Come for free swag, giveaways and connect with local escape room owners on a more personal level!

When: January 29 • 6-9pm

Where: The Point • 147 Hanover Street, Boston, MA

Join the Discussion: https://www.facebook.com/events/164007324362425

Validated Parking across the street at the Parcel 7 Garage • 136 Blackstone Street (Enter on New Sudbury Street)

Escape Room Enthusiast Appreciation Day


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