The Expert’s Guide To Playing Escape Room Games

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Escape rooms are a popular type of entertainment where players are locked in a room and have to use clues to solve puzzles and escape. You can play with a group of co-workers or take your friends and family. They´re great for team building, bonding with friends, or just having fun. If you like adventure, mystery, and fantasy worlds, you´ll enjoy playing escape room games.

However, escape games can be challenging, so you need a good strategy to beat them. In this blog, we gathered some escape room tips from experts on how to win and leave victorious.

Tips From Experts For Escape Rooms

  1. Communicate With Your Team

Be vocal, don’t be shy, since you may have the right idea. If you find a numerical puzzle and yell it out proudly, your teammate may be looking at a number-based lock.

  1. Don’t Overthink

Think outside the box, not outside the building. Most puzzles are very logical.

  1. Gather All The Info

Always find a common space to bring information in case others may need it to solve a different clue. This way, you’ll finish faster.

  1. Delegate Tasks

Learn how to delegate and receive delegation within a room. People need to work together. A good escape game also requires teams to diversify their efforts.

  1. Don’t Freak Out

Have fun! Don’t be too competitive, take the time to enjoy yourself. 

  1. Don’t Be Cocky

You don’t need to be the star of every moment. There is a lot of joy in being a support player.

  1. Make A “Discard Pile”

Put the things you believe have no use or have been completed already without giving any solution.

  1. Bring A Watch If You Can

Some rooms don’t have an accessible timer, so this will let you track your pace. However, multi-room escapes can be difficult to know if you’re in the last room or not.

Put Your Strategy To The Test At Hourglass Escapes

Now that you know some escape room tips, it’s time to put your strategy to the test. At Hourglass Escapes, we have different rooms with varying degrees of difficulty, so you can start easy and work your way up. Our rooms have been designed by top escape room designers, so you can be sure you’ll find yourself with a challenge. Come play with us and see if you can make your way out!

We are located in Seattle, WA. Bring one friend or a whole group, and don’t forget to have fun!


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Get To Know The Author!

When he is not dressed like Charlie Brown hanging with E.T on Xmas and circa 1997 Seth Wolfson is the co-owner and creative director of Hourglass Escapes in Seattle. He has been in the film and theme park industry since 1989 and has worked for Universal Studios, Disney, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Wax Figure Shop, and more. His work can be seen at and you can hear him speak on art, make-up effects and escape rooms on the podcast Original Lines episode #5 or on an episode of “So you’re in Seattle” with Gregr and 107.7 The End. Or as a featured interview in an upcoming book about the Universal Studios Orlando Jaws Ride “Great White Fury” by Dustin McNeill . See Seth’s other blogs here.

To hire Seth to help build or consult on your next project contact him via

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