The Room Escape Artist Style
We’ve developed our own style of play. It’s usually effective.* It can also be intimidating to new players.
When we walk into a room, we tear it apart (relax – we don’t break shit). We look, touch, move, and open everything we can find.
We retrace each others’ steps and inspect the items our teammates have already searched.
We move quickly and efficiently. We start shouting things out to each other: anything that is certainly a clue, might be a clue, or even just seems unusual. Everyone should know as much as possible about the room. The puzzles will draw on knowledge of the room.
If we uncover another room later in the game, it all starts again.
All of our regular teammates know this process and a few have special roles within this structure. It’s all completely automatic.
New Room Escape Artists
When we bring new players, this beginning can be overwhelming. It calms down once the room is thoroughly turned over. Then we each focus on individual puzzles.
Know that if we invited you to play, you won’t be out of your element. Dive in! Or watch for the first few minutes and then dive in when you’re ready. Either one works.
*Every so often we encounter a room that doesn’t include enough tangible “stuff” for this method to be effective. Then we change our tactics.