Escape Rooms are exciting, interactive puzzles that can be a great way to help people work as a team or to just have fun with. However, there are a few important things you should never do when in the escape rooms you attempt to beat.
Do Not Touch Things Labeled To Not Touch
This seems like a no brainer but some people think that it might be part of the room and decide to touch it anyway. If something has a “do not touch” sticker on it, then you shouldn’t touch it. The game master will never put a sticker like that in there to trick you.
Follow All The Rules
Escape rooms have age and height restrictions in place for a reason. They are for your safety. Do not try to sneak in or give the game master a hard time about it. Just follow the rules given to you.
Some rooms may even tell you what items not to touch beforehand, listen to them and don’t touch them.
Don’t Be Destructive
You don’t need to climb all over furniture or look in the ceiling. If you do, the gamemaster will likely hint that you do but it is highly unlikely. Being destructive is not only unkind to the gamemaster, but also wastes precious time you could be spending solving the puzzles.
Don’t Use Your Phone
Most of the time, escape rooms won’t let you bring your phone into the game with you anyway. On the off chance that they do, don’t use it. It takes away from the experience of the game.
If you need to use your phone for an emergency, ask the game maker to let you step out into the lobby so that you don’t disrupt the rest of your team.
Don’t Play Under The Influence
Most games won’t let you in if you are clearly under the influence, so your best bet is to not show up that way to start with. When you are under the influence, you are not able to focus as well and won’t be able to solve most, if not any, of the puzzles anyway.