How to Prepare for an Escape Room Session
An escape room, as the name suggests is a life-like game with you right in the setting, where you are expected to solve a series of puzzles to help you make it out of the room in a given time frame. You therefore need to get ready for what is to come. You shall play this as a group. This is a game in which ten people shall comfortably participate. Here are some of the things you need to consider before you begin.
Escape rooms, being immersive, shall involve you moving about a lot. You should think along the lines of having to climb, crawl, look under furniture and such movements. This is why you need to be in comfortable and preferably stretchy clothing. It is also a good idea to go to the game early, and be around the venue some time before. You shall not be let in before it is time, but there is nothing wrong with grouping outside and take that time to relax and get in the mood. You can take that time to discuss as the group going in your skills and other important bits of info to your gameplay. This is also a good time to talk to the game master. You can ask them some questions to help you get ready for what is to come. The way you interact with the game master has a lot of bearing on the way your game shall go.
There is also a need to rest well the night before, and to have a meal before you come to play. You also need a caffeinated drink to help keep you focused throughout. There is a lot of energy and focus needed to keep up with solving puzzles. To succeed in the game, you have to remain focused at all times.
You shall receive an introduction before the game starts to prepare you. You shall be told of it, or shown through a short video. The chosen style varies as per the place you have gone for the game or the type of game you are playing. The rules shared therein are important to how you will manage the game after that. You, therefore, need to heed them. This helps you minimize any time wasted on clues that lead you nowhere.
It is essential that you manage to immerse yourself in the game. You shall manage to do so when you pay complete attention to the introduction part. This shall help you with the right mindset and ability to see clues for what they are. You need not look at the game the same way you see life out there. With this in place, tackling the game shall prove much easier for you.