Saturday, August 17, 2019

What is the Escape Room Team

An escape room is not the type of adventure you want to embark on alone. You’re about to have 60 minutes to complete a mission and escape the room. Whether you’re with a group of coworkers for a team-building activity, with some friends for a bachelorette weekend, or with the family on vacation – beating the clock and winning the game is all about teamwork! In an escape room, everyone on your team brings something different to the table. That’s why one of the best tips for an escape room is something you can use to prepare for your escape game way before the action even starts!

The ideal team for an escape room includes people who think differently and have different strengths – some team members might even surprise you in the middle of the game since anyone can rise to the occasion and become a hero. However, most groups usually have at least these four personalities when it comes to beating an escape room: The Inspector, The Conductor, The Puzzle Master, and The Village Caller.

Every team needs a leader. The question is – who will step up? The answer for your group may surprise you! Whoever is The Conductor, this person will be able to hold tabs on the team’s progress and contextualize it within the larger story. They might shout progress reports or delegate tasks to the best person for the job!

The inspector is curious and is able to look at things from all different angles. The Inspector will dive into the room and leave no object unturned. When you hit a point when it seems like everyone is out of ideas, this is the person you can count on to have that ‘aha’ moment and save the day.

Not everyone can be a puzzle master or a champ at solving riddles. However, those skills do come in handy when playing an escape game. No matter the room you choose to take on – there will be hidden clues and puzzles that need to be solved. Someone that is quick on their feet and that can examine a problem from all angles is definitely someone you want on your team for this adventure.

Every team needs a good communicator that can quickly put together information and keep the rest of the team informed about everything that is going on. In an escape room, things can get hectic, and it’s easy for some details to get lost during the game. Someone that’s good at sorting information and relaying it back to the team will help to keep everyone on the same page so that the game runs smoothly.

Think that your cousin Ken will be a great asset to the team because he loves puzzle games? Is your coworker Erica amazing at listening to information and then relaying it back to the team? Are you the type of person who can take charge and lead a team to victory? Well, it sounds like you’ve already started putting together your team. Now, all you have to do is book an adventure at Escape Santa Fe!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Choose Escape Santa Fe for your next girls’ night out!

One of Escape Santa Fe’s escape room could be the perfect complement to a girl’s night out in Santa Fe. Escape Santa Fe is in the Luna Plaza right next to New Mexico Hard Cider Bar, and within walking distant to many of the restaurants and bars in downtown Santa Fe. Sounds like a girls’ night out that no one in the group will forget! 

By choosing one of our three escape rooms – Lost in the Tomb, Situation Critical or Fredo’s L’Ultima Cena – you could be the architect of the best girls’ night of the summer, and the one behind the perfect way to escape the summer doldrums. Why bother with another loud nightclub or boring night in front of the television, get the girls and go on an escape room on an Escape Santa Fe adventure! Remember, life is about adventures.  So, try a new adventure at Escape Santa Fe.

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Choose Escape Santa Fe for your next girls’ night out!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Plan a Graduation Party that all will be remember!

A graduation marks one of the most significant accomplishment, but it also symbolizes a new beginning. Celebrating this event should match your accomplishment.  A backyard BBQ or house party will not do. Here are a few ideas to make this accomplishment a lifelong memorable event.

Rafting Down the Rio Grande

Take a rafting trip with your group down the Rio Grande.  Feel the sense of accomplishment and exhilaration as you manage various rapids.  View the sheer beauty of the river, the landscape of the wilderness, the sound of the water, camping under the stars, hiking up that beautiful canyon, not to mention the fantastic food you will eat wherever you stop - steaks, corn, breakfast burritos, succulent seared salmon. The trip will be unforgettable.

Take a Tour on the various Ghost and Haunting Sites in Santa Fe

Explore Santa Fe’s mysterious side.  Santa Fe is of one of the most haunted cities in the United States.  Sign up for a tour with your group and get ready for the unexpected.  You see eerie streets, haunted buildings, here the story of Julia at Las Posadas and other great stories.  This unique experience will give you a lifetime of memories.

Book Escape Santa Fe

Few experiences are more memorable than the first time you ever try an escape room adventure. In this live adventure game, participants are placed in a themed room in which they will have to solve a series of mind-bending riddles and puzzles to find the Pharaoh’s Tomb, disarm a bomb or find the money stole by Fredo. Escape Santa Fe offers three unique escape rooms that will be sure to test your graduate’s mystery-solving skills. This immersive experience will create an unforgettable experience for the whole group.

Monday, April 16, 2018

How to Succeed in an Escape Room

Here are several sound escape room tips to achieve a very high success rate in most escape rooms.  The major categories are: 1) team composition 2) teamwork 3) managing the room and puzzles 4) thorough review of all clues and puzzles and 5) effectively and efficiently solving puzzles.

1.       Team Composition

Play with co-workers, friends or family.  Book the entire room to assure that you have a private room but play with less than the maximum occupancy of the room.  By playing in a private room, you can assure that you have a common understanding on how you all communicate with one another.  Having less than the maximum occupancy will: a) avoid overcrowding, b) assure everyone has something to do, c) fewer “aha” moments and d) easier to control the team.

2.       Teamwork

Communicate loudly what you find so that other teammates are incorporating the information.  Teammate should listen to one another.  Be willing to walk away and give another person a try at a puzzle if you have not been able to solve it.  Work on puzzles that others are not working and do not become a spectator by simply crowding around a puzzle.

3.       Managing the room and puzzles

The most important skill here is to be organized with the various puzzle items.  For example: keep used keys with the locks, unused keys in a central area, establish a discard pile and neatly organize books and other items that you have search or used.

4.       Thorough review of all clues and puzzles

Search the room thoroughly and be sure to recall where you find items.  Be sure to break up into teams and divide up the room.  Ask for clues when needed.

5.       Effectively and efficiently solving puzzles.

Usually the puzzle is straight forward; so do not overthink the solution.  Avoid things like random numbers or letters in books or other items.  Avoid electrical outlets and drop ceilings.  Attempt combinations frequently but be cautious of electronic safes that have a safeguard for too many failed attempts.  You can skip the last digit on a numeric or letter combination lock by simply cycling through the last digit.  Finally, on an Enigma machine, once you decipher one letter, look for the same letter and position and apply it to all possible code letter.

Some general tips

  • Don’t play drunk
  • Don’t use excessive force
  • Don’t over think puzzles
  • Don’t be afraid to lose