Sometimes, you may come across a puzzle piece that you are quite certain must fit in a specific spot, but try as you might it doesn’t work; in escape rooms, you may think you have the right solution or approach to a puzzle, but it isn’t working how you envisioned it. In both instances, taking a step back to (literally) look at the bigger picture may reveal a simpler solution that you may have been overlooking with such a narrow scope. At certain points of your puzzling endeavors, you may get frustrated and not see the end in sight, even getting overwhelmed by what looms in front of you. That’s ok. Take a moment to breathe and ask for some help, be it from another member in your household or your game master, depending on the situation. Teamwork makes the dream work!
Escape rooms consist of a variety of puzzle styles, but may have a tactile puzzle or two to physically put together, albeit not nearly as complex or arduous as a jigsaw puzzle. Typically jigsaw puzzles are accompanied with an image of the final product, making it easier to see what you are working towards; escape rooms may seem daunting in the first few minutes of your game until you get your bearings and a better idea of what you are striving for. Apart from any speed competition for jigsaw puzzles, time isn’t necessarily a pressing matter for putting together a puzzle. However, the satisfaction of completing a puzzle or an escape room whether on your own or cooperating with others is still a fulfilling experience.
While escape rooms haven’t been around anywhere near as long as jigsaw puzzles have, without the latter, the former wouldn’t exist. Puzzles are the foundation and key element to any escape room. Warm up your brain at home and then come play one of our escape rooms to test your wits!