June 11
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The Ultimate Guide to Solving an Escape Room

The Ultimate Guide to Solving an Escape Room

Whether it’s your first time trying an escape room or you’ve been around the block a few times, kudos to you for doing some preliminary research! We have the best strategies down to a science, so we’ve compiled an ultimate guide to solving escape rooms for you to take a few pro tips into the room with you.

How to Be an Escape Room Legend

  1. Come in with a clear head. While you can’t plan every move you make in an escape room – since the whole point is that you don’t know what’s ahead – you can have a loose game plan going into it. Take a few moments beforehand to clear your head so you can be focused and collected when you take on the escape room.
  2. Communicate clearly. Escape rooms are like a team sport, and a major tenant of any team sport is communication. If you aren’t working in tandem with the rest of your group, you’re making your life so much more difficult than it needs to be. Talk to your teammates, and your efficiency and likelihood of success will skyrocket.
  3. Split up the work. Again, escape rooms are a group effort. There’s a reason most facilities require at least two people in the room at once, and it’s because you can’t do it all on your own. Escape rooms are mentally taxing, and you’ll burn out very early on if you do everything on your own.
  4. Don’t take it too seriously. Escape rooms are meant to be enjoyed, so what’s the point of being too serious? When you have fun with it, your mind doesn’t get bogged down with the stress and pressure, and you’ll be able to maintain a calm and composed mindset.

What to Avoid in an Escape Room

As part of an ultimate guide, we have to remind you of the things you should avoid:

  1. Coming in with too many people. Having a big group of friends is great, and doing things with a big group can be fun. An escape room, however, is not one of those things. Too many people in a room can create unnecessary traffic and chaos. If you do want to bring in a group, there’s a numeric sweet spot that is optimal for solving an escape room.
  2. Fixating. Don’t waste all your time on one part of the room. Not only is it a huge time waster, but it can also a cause the previously mentioned “burn out.” Keep moving forward and be mindful of the timer so you’re aware of the time you have left in the room.
  3. Not coming back and trying again. If at first you don’t succeed, don’t throw in the towel and give up on escape rooms forever. The “ultimate” way to be good at anything is by practicing, and this is no exception. Plus, there’s a bunch of ways escaperooms help you grow and improve, so it’s a good hobby to pick up anyway.

Solve Your Next Escape Room

Escape rooms may be complex, but the strategies used to solve them aren’t. Try implementing these tips during your next endeavor and watch how much your escape game improves! If you’re ready to take on a new escape room challenge, visit us at EscapeWorks Denver today!


$35 per person


1529 Champa St.
Denver, CO

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