Have you heard about escape rooms? These are games that involve people (friends or co-workers) solving questions to gain their ‘freedom’ from the said rooms. In most cases, individuals either love the games or would like to get better, or they would like to be done playing them in the shortest time possible. Either way, there are steps that one can take to make them better at the games to achieve their goals.

Here are bulletproof tips on how to effectively solve the challenges.

Choose a Project Manager

Communication significantly contributes to the success of an event. Also, it is vital in every aspect of teamwork. As such, the group should choose a project manager to ensure there is effective communication within the ranks. The main work of the project manager is to coordinate the function of the group, thus ensuring effective group communication.

It is common to find an individual trying to solve an already solved puzzle which usually costs the team valuable time. The chances of solving the puzzles are hinged on the team’s ability to communicate effectively. The project manager should not go looking for clues but should receive and shout any information received.

Having the Clues and Puzzles Organized

Organizing your clues and puzzles is an important task that must be undertaken by any group that wishes to complete their challenge successfully. Arranging the clues involve having any physical object found placed in a centralized area for easy access. In most cases, people tend to forget any clues that they have not solved. To ensure that you save the team some time, one should have a clue in a visible place as it might go a long way in ensuring you solve a puzzle.

Asking for a Clue

The most apparent question in most players’ minds is when is the appropriate time that one should request for clues. As such, most of the participants opt to take the harder route of solving a puzzle instead of asking for help. This is usually as a result of fear of depleting the allotted clue chances too soon. However, players are encouraged to ask for clues sooner rather than later. A group should wait between 5-10 minutes before asking for help after being lost. Nonetheless, a group should reach a consensus and ask for a clue if all the members are stranded regardless of the time taken.


Listening is as essential as communication when it comes to escape rooms. Every escape room has a guide who has practiced vigorously to master this art.  As such, when a participant asks for help from the guide mid-game, all the other players should be attentive to what the guide has to say. Usually, the advice given can only be used at that specific time to the benefit of the group. Being attentive will ensure that the team will manage to utilize their time well.

Understand the Escape Rooms

In spite of the escape rooms being designed and developed by different people, they all use the same principles and standards. Understanding this commonality will help the team save time in most of the rooms. For example, most rooms have a ‘one lock one use’ policy.  Understanding such a policy will help save time as one will manage to ignore the previously used clues.

Common Codes

The group should strive to look for common codes. In most cases, the escape rooms don’t assume specialized knowledge. For example, if a clue is given in braille, one should not expect to be using its alphabet to solve the puzzle. Given that the game designer is bound to offer help at some point, one should only focus on recognizing the type of code used.

About Escape From The 6

Escape From The 6 is located between Mississauga and Oakville. Whether you are looking for a fun night out with your friends or family, a date night, or organizing a private event like a birthday or corporate team building events, escape games are fun for all.