You may already start losing if you have a bad team! First, you must be able to work cooperatively without complaining because every minute is counted. Secondly, a group that is too homogeneous and identical will have to work harder to find answers that require thinking differently. The best teams are diverse and complement each other in many ways.
Before entering the game of course! Having a desire during the game disturbs the mind and you will not be able to enjoy the experience. Let go of the call of nature before starting.
Touch everything! Move anything that can be moved! Look behind furniture, in pockets of clothing, under surfaces, etc. Sliding your hands in non-visible places, you might be surprised at the form that some clues may take.
Once opened, the padlocks can no longer be used. In order not to mix, it is better not to leave behind the indices already used. As a result, a key that opens a padlock must remain in the padlock because it no longer serves the rest of the game and will help the company not to search for the keys when you are done.
The remaining time will be communicated to you regularly ... Do not be fooled by this time, but use it to motivate you to move forward! Too much panic will make you go too fast on some clues and you will not be able to continue advancing. Be calm, take your time and keep an open mind.
Games are designed to have false leads. It is perfectly ok. Your first idea is often that of the majority of people, designers have already thought and do not want to make it too easy. But if you do not try, you will not know. What is obvious for one is sometimes unthinkable for the other.
If you find items and you think they have a link together, do not let others convince you otherwise. Try, try and try again. Sometimes the solution disappears because the group decides not to pay attention. If there is one satisfactory thing, it is proved to the others that they are wrong.
In an escape game, several elements complement each other. You will have to move things and will have to reach fast. But beware; time on a clock may be the answer to your solution if you move it may lose a lot of time.
Do not let the hind ships drag on. Gather all the clues that may be related and keep them visible so everyone can use them as needed.
A secret to fast forward is to make several riddles at the same time. In this way, you will work on the riddles that are sometimes harder for others and you will change places with your colleagues, reducing the headaches caused by the frustration of not understanding.
Divide and conquer!
Arenas are usually not very important. If a ceiling tile is missing and there is no way to easily reach to it, then don’t try hard for it.
If padlocks have a 3- or 4-digit combination, focus on finding 2 out of 3 or 3 out of 4 and you'll get the last one with trial-and-error.
Believe in history, let yourself immersed in the experience and not be afraid of losing it! This is a game that requires pushing your limits and cooperating with your team.
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