I completed my first Escape Room in May 2017 at Breakout in Chester, loved it, and now try to escape as often as my circumstances allow.
There isn’t a usual team, it’s just me and whoever I can convince to come with me. Mr Carrot used to do a lot with me, but told me he didn’t want to do any more. His loss.
I’ve got a fair bit of experience under my belt, but don’t let that fool you into thinking I’m any good at this, as I usually need clues to get through a room.
Lots of clues.
My favourite rooms get awarded a Golden Disco Ball of Awesome Escapiness.
THINGS THAT MAKE ME GO HURRAH!
Tactile stuff, where you have to physically use objects to make something work or to solve a puzzle.
Clever use of hidden tech, or unexpected hidden doors.
An engaging story that the staff seem invested in.
A well themed and solidly built room.
THINGS THAT MAKE ME GO HUH?
Puzzles that make no sense or require outside knowledge.
Rooms being difficult because they’re too dark.
Too many similar padlocks at the same time with no indication of which one a code is for.
No timer in the room.