In the past week, I was given the opportunity to go and try out a new trending game. This game is interactive and super fun! It is called Escape or the Escape Room at Breakout. There were multiple things about this place that was not only exciting but kind of intense. The rooms I went to were located in Chattanooga, but there is an Escape in Nashville for those who live in my area, although, there are many locations in multiple states. Because I went to two different places, two nights in a row, I am going to give you some tips if you decide to try it out.
1. Don't Be Nervous
I was super nervous and because of that, I was bouncing off the walls. I was super excited but so nervous about how it was going to go. I kept replaying every "Criminal Minds" episode I'd ever watched in my head trying to remember hidden clues the murderers had.
2. Pay Attention
Everything and anything can be a clue. It's important to look around the area/room you are in and take note of all of your surroundings. If you think it is important, it probably is. The key is to figure out where that important item needs to be used or what it has to do with your mission or objective.
It is important to listen to your teammates and be open to their suggestions. You will not think of everything, so let others join in and even ask for their opinion. One of the most things for this game is communication. If you aren't listening to one another you will never get to the end. You usually are given three clues, so listen to what they tell you and ask all the questions you can before you begin.
4. Think Outside The Box
You may think something isn't important, but in reality you'll use almost everything in the room. Everything in the room is placed where it is for a reason. Take note of where things are and how they correlate with any clues given.
5. Work Diligently
Do not rush, but make sure you are working at a good pace. Work quickly because you never know how long your mission or objective may take. My advice to you is to use one clue at the very beginning. This is to help you so you are not stuck trying to figure out where to begin. Starting out is the hardest part.
6. Remember It's A Game
Don't freak out on your teammates and don't get mad when you get stumped. You aren't supposed to win every time. The game is meant to be challenging and test your skills in pattern recognition and team work abilities.
If you like hands-on activities and working as a group, this game is definitely for you! I recommend it to everyone and anyone.