Escape Room Hints and Tips

Are you trying to arrange an escape room activity and need some tips on how to get out within the time limit? Well you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to talk you through a few little hints and tips we think may help, for inside the room and out.

Work Together, Not Against Each Other

Firstly, the team. You’re going to be locked in a room with a group of people and you’re going to have to work together. If it’s a work team building exercise the whole point is to bond with new and existing team members so you might not have a choice who you’re locked in a room with. It won’t look good if you’re quibbling about who you have to rub shoulders with, and it won’t make a good impression on your boss.

Pick the Best Skills Available.

However, for the rest of you, if this is a friends and family outing, perhaps you’re arranging it as a birthday surprise, then choose carefully who you choose to be locked in a room with. Choose people who you know have good maths skills, who have great ideas, and who is good at communicating? Choose people who you will be able to work together and are familiar to each other and naturally, who also like each other!

Don’t Let Anyone Dominate Proceedings

Yes, you’ll have people who are good on ideas and communication, but what you don’t want is one person who dominates the entire thing. Someone who feels they should take control and work out all the puzzles and clues by themselves. No, that’s not what you need, working as a team is what’s needed, with everyone getting a fair chance to crack the clues and puzzles.

Observe and Pay Attention

Make sure that all of you observe carefully everything around you. Don’t sit still because every minute counts and there’s a potential clue in every book or chair in that room. There’s the odd red herring, but it’s worth considering every viable clue you can find, one of them is going to turn up trumps.

Don’t Lose Anything

Keep track of everything you find because you’ll need to put it all together to solve a puzzle or two, so don’t leave things lying around, or worse still lose them. Everything is strategically placed somewhere in that room for a reason, so you can piece together a clue that helps you get out.

Escape Edinburgh – Put Your Problem Solving Skills to the Test

Think you’ve got it now? Do you think you’re up to our escape room challenge? If you are then why not head down to Escape Edinburgh and try out our hints and tips and see if you can beat the 60-minute challenge. We have a choice of themed rooms and you can pit yourself against each other in teams of more than one, which one of you will escape first? Take a look around our website and then why not get in touch to book a room? It’ll be the best fun you can have and it’ll be the best talking point ever!

Things to do in Edinburgh: Opens Its Doors

In September this year, Edinburgh is opening its doors, so if you’re looking for things to do in Edinburgh, this could be the perfect time. For a whole weekend, you get to see some of Edinburgh’s most beautiful and most fascinating buildings which would normally be closed to the public. You’ll also be able to visit them free of charge, so if you’re thinking of visiting Edinburgh round this time, then it’s a perfect opportunity to come down and visit some of the places you may never get to see again.

Why would Scotland do this?

Well, it’s a good way of preserving Scotland’s important heritage, giving people plenty of new opportunities to visit buildings which have played such an important part in its history. It’s been put together with the help of some of Scotland’s most important heritage and archaeology trusts, including the Scottish Civic Trust and Archaeology Scotland. The whole thing is supported by Historic Environment Scotland.

The open days have had some really great venues in the past including Mansfield Traquair, The Royal Observatory of Edinburgh and Merchants Hall. With so many venues being open to the public, it’s a perfect opportunity for you to learn about Scotland’s history and if you’re a history buff you’ll love it!

One venue which was included on last year’s Open Day is the John Knox House. This is a house where much drama has unfolded over the years. There are all sorts of tricks and puzzles here, which were created in order to fool any would-be intruders.

The house itself dates back the late 15th century and is one of only two houses dating back to the medieval period along the Royal Mile. It was at this time in history which saw the abdication of Mary, Queen of Scots and the civil war. So, there’s much to discover.

That is just a taster of what you might find should you choose to visit Edinburgh during the Open Day weekend. It’s guaranteed to be a fascinating weekend of historical discovery, a family event for all. So, do spare some time to come down here and explore Edinburgh’s fascinating history.

When is it?

The Edinburgh Open Day Weekend is between the 23rd September and the 24th. So, make a note of the date in your diary!

Should you have some spare time left during your time here in this great city come and see us here at Escape Edinburgh. It’ll certainly give you the opportunity to have some quality fun time with friends and family. You’ll be locked in a room or rooms where you have to work your way through puzzles and cryptic clues to escape. You’ll only have 60 minutes so you’ll have to work as a team, it’s great fun and all our rooms have an imaginative theme. It’s a great way of spending an afternoon.

We hope you enjoyed our post on Open Door Day in Edinburgh, it’ll give you opportunities to have some great fun and learn so much about Scotland’s history, and while you’re here, visit us here at Escape Edinburgh!