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There can be strategy involved in assembling your team. Consider the different challenges that are part of playing escape room games. What skill sets and abilities are needed to overcome those challenges? Which of those do you and your teammates possess? What roles can the people on your team fill? Our escape player infographic examines the various roles, responsibilities, and team dynamics through the lens of The Goonies characters. Which one do you relate to the most?

The Model Escape Team with roles inspired by the Goonies
 

Whether you consider the military, crisis situations, jobs, organizations, or families, hierarchies of responsibility set groups of people up for success. They serve to focus the efforts of many on achieving one common goal. They help to minimize distractions and disagreements that subvert victory. Many competitive teams discuss roles and objectives prior to game play. Some assemble teams with the intention of having one person to specialize in the different challenges they think they may encounter. Some designate a team leader or captain to coordinate those various jobs and roles. You can be as strategic about your team and play as you’d like. We hope our Goonies-inspired look at team roles and responsibilities has motivated you to use the strengths of your teammates to your best advantage.

 

 

Each week, we will update this page to include a new tip or strategy to help you excel at escape game play.

 
Tip #3-  Although you are trying to escape from a room, you must remember that you have entered into a story.  Before entering the room, you were given a backstory; what does it reveal about the room itself?   The story should develop as you move through the space until you escape; what does each room reveal about the story?   Use the answers to those questions to help you interpret how to best play the game.

Tip #3- Although you are trying to escape from a room, you must remember that you have entered into a story. Before entering the room, you were given a backstory; what does it reveal about the room itself? The story should develop as you move through the space until you escape; what does each room reveal about the story? Use the answers to those questions to help you interpret how to best play the game.

 
Tip #2- In an escape room, you are in a race against the clock. How long is too long to spend on one puzzle? Your Game Master understands how long it will take you to progress through the room. Utilize them as a resource to help you master the game. Ask for feedback about how much time something is taking. Ask if they think you need a hint. Make sure that you do not become so focused on one thing that you lose sight of the time and bigger picture.

Tip #2- In an escape room, you are in a race against the clock. How long is too long to spend on one puzzle? Your Game Master understands how long it will take you to progress through the room. Utilize them as a resource to help you master the game. Ask for feedback about how much time something is taking. Ask if they think you need a hint. Make sure that you do not become so focused on one thing that you lose sight of the time and bigger picture.

 

Tip #1- Before you enter the room to play an escape game, there are things you can do to prepare yourself. See our list of suggestions in the image above and visit our Game Day Info page under the Obtain Docs heading.

 

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