Escape rooms are gaining more and more popularity all over the world. Their fans are children and adults. They like it not only because of the interesting challenges that the game offers, but also because they are a great way to escape for at least an hour of everyday life.
For little fans of magic rooms , they are not only a fun game, but also a source of useful knowledge in history, geography and other sciences. Escape rooms develop logical thinking, stimulate creativity and resourcefulness of players.
The basis of the new world entertainment is computer game, on the basis of which the first room is created . The goal is for the player to overcome a series of challenges , to move to the next level, to win the final.
The main principle, which is represented in the classic version of the escape rooms , is that a certain number of participants can join the specific adventure and within 60 minutes to be able to solve a series from riddles.
It requires the team to have a variety of knowledge, intelligence, observation and teamwork to ensure the success of the team.
The idea of the game is for the participating group, of a dozen or fewer players , to cope with the set tasks in order to get out of the magic room within the allotted time.
In recent years, escape rooms have become more common, as have places on the world map where thought-provoking and quick-reaction games are practiced . At the same time, the creators of the magic rooms are trying to come up with even more interesting mysteries and challenges.
Most often, references to popular movies, books, computer games are sought. Players face questions from the fields of history, geography, mathematics, biology, chemistry. Dexterity and resourcefulness are also required.
Of course, the rooms are age-appropriate , and for younger children they are fully accessible and safe, while teenagers and their parents face more severe challenges. The game is often preferred for family fun , even for unloading on team building weekends.
Tips for your first visit to the Escape Room?
If you have not been to an escape room yet and you are about to embark on such an adventure for the first time, then you need some useful tips. Their goal is to prepare each player for the challenges he or she may face.
Here are 10 recommendations that will ensure a successful exit from the magic room.
In the first minutes after the start, take a good look around, concentrate on what you see in the room
The problem is that you will have a specific time, so it's best not to waste precious minutes. To begin with, consider what you have, whether there are multifunctional items. Very often some of the mysteries are related to finding a code or a specific item.
Try to find out where the details are concentrated or the clues are hidden, which may be the main elements in solving the riddle.
Judge your teammates
Escape rooms are designed for team play. If you have certain knowledge and abilities, then other players may be better in other areas. The idea is to be able to find the right answers together. So share, but also listen to other people's experiences.
Accurately assess your own strengths and state them to others
You don't have time to pretend to be shy and offended. The good tactic is not to impose yourself, but to act boldly and responsibly towards the overall goal of the team.
If necessary, apply the principle: Divide and rule
You may need to work in pairs or small groups to meet the many challenges. It is possible that some players are looking for clues, while others are coping with a specific task. The more flexible you are in the game, the more successful you will be.
Remember that the game was created to unravel a series of puzzles one after another
Follow the logical rhythm of what is happening in the escape room. A step-by-step approach is a good way to avoid unnecessary mistakes.
Part of the answer is in the riddle
Concentrate on what exactly is required of you and what the guidelines are. The more you follow the terms and conditions that apply inside the escape room, the closer you will be to solving the mystery.
Don't rush or get nervous
However, it's all just a game, so even if you're having a hard time, you can always ask for help. Even if you have to consult with the game's organizers, that doesn't mean you have to give up. do not continue to the very end.
The minds of calm people are more helpful
Strong emotion is not a good advisor for pragmatic decisions. Keep your composure and think sober. If you know the answer, it will definitely come out of your mind. The more hurried a person is, the greater the risk of mistakes.
Don’t underestimate clothing
The more comfortable you feel in your clothes, the more the mind will not be engaged in side things. There can be physical challenges in the escape room, activity requires you to wear practical clothes and shoes.
Remember this is a game
And the games are for fun. The purpose of escape rooms is not to put extra strain on people , but to make them feel better, to shake off daily worries.
The good thing about escape rooms is that they can take you to a completely different world for at least an hour. Challenges related to exciting adventures in the time of pirates, pharaohs, treasure hunters, etc. are not uncommon.
Kids love to transform into fairytale characters who save the world or find uninhabited islands. That's why the game is sometimes part of a birthday, teenage party, family vacation or company race.
In the magic room, everyone will find something to cheer them up, they can learn new stories or unsuspected facts from human history.
The rooms of mysteries are spreading so fast that online adventures are now available on the market. They are designed for different age groups and the stories in them are historical, fantastic, adventure, crime, film.
Usually in the actual rooms the riddles are changed periodically to be interesting every time for the participants, even if they have already played the particular game. In Bulgaria , escape rooms are available in every major city or resort.
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