10 Mistakes to Avoid in Escape Rooms

February 26, 2023

Written by David Watermeier


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Escape rooms have become a popular source of entertainment for families, friends, and co-workers alike. These challenging and immersive games require players to solve a series of puzzles and riddles within a specific time frame to achieve their assigned mission. However, without proper planning and execution, even the most experienced players can make mistakes that can hinder their progress. In this article, we will discuss the ten mistakes to avoid in escape rooms, to ensure a successful and enjoyable experience at Escape Room Era.

  1. Underestimating the Importance of CommunicationCommunication is key in escape rooms. Without proper communication, players can miss crucial clues and information, leading to confusion and delays. Make sure to establish clear communication among team members from the beginning of the game and assign roles and responsibilities accordingly.
  2. Not Paying Attention to DetailsEscape rooms are all about details, and missing even the smallest detail can be the difference between success and failure. Pay close attention to everything in the room, from the walls to the furniture, and everything in between. Take notes and keep track of the clues you find to avoid confusion and repetition.
  3. Overthinking and Overcomplicating ThingsSometimes, the answer to a puzzle is simpler than it seems. Overthinking and overcomplicating things can lead to confusion and delays. Try to think logically and consider all possible solutions before making a final decision.
  4. Not Using Your Time WiselyEscape rooms have a time limit, and every second counts. Wasting time on a single puzzle or task can cause your team to fall behind and ultimately fail. Make sure to use your time wisely and prioritize tasks accordingly.
  5. Not Asking for Help When NeededSometimes, a fresh pair of eyes or a different perspective can be the key to solving a puzzle. Not asking for help when needed can cause your team to get stuck and fall behind. Don't be afraid to ask for hints or clues from the game master when needed.

Escape Room Era offers a variety of immersive and challenging escape rooms, including the Christmas At Franklin's, Overgrown - Zombie Edition, and The Hide. Each room has its own unique story and set of challenges, making them a perfect choice for family outings, team building events, and parties.



Escape Room Era has been providing premier family-friendly immersive and challenging escape room experiences for the novice or enthusiast since February 2017.

In these completely private live games, participants use their team building, deductive reasoning, and problem-solving skills to beat the clock.

Players must quickly work together to find clues, solve a series of puzzles and riddles, and crack codes to ultimately accomplish their assigned mission within one hour.

Whether players consist of co-workers, family, friends, or schoolmates, they’ll be bonded by their memorable experience at Escape Room Era.

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