Escape rooms are one of the most challenging games to be played by gamers. A good escape room is the one which almost makes the players cry because of how hard it is but at the same time make them laugh and admire the creator of the room. So, if you are thinking about starting an escape room franchise, then here are some ideas that will blow away your players’ minds and make them excited, frustrated, and happy at the same time.
So, before we give you some mind-blowing ideas, note that these ideas are limited. You can add more things or minus something from these ideas. You are free to use them in any way you see fit and like. So, let’s begin:
Four Ideas For Escape Room Puzzles:
One thing that all escape rooms have is hidden items that help open the door. Now, you can’t avoid hiding objects, so the best thing to do is hide the objects around the room smartly. Hide things in the commonest things like books, floorboards—maps in bookshelves, crystal balls in a glass of water, and so on. The players must have access to all the hidden places, but it shouldn’t be placed in front of the players where they can easily find it.
All escape rooms are designed to be played by teams because no one can take being stranded in a room alone for an hour (he will go mad). The team in the game supports each other. That means the room should be designed on the patterns which require teamwork. The tasks can get completed ONLY after the team works together. For example, there are five switches in the room that open the door only if all switches are pushed simultaneously. Make players work together.
Light can be used in many ways in a dark escape room. You can use it to hide clues or to make the theme come alive. You can place a secret code that is seen only in infrared light or at a certain angle when the light strikes or a sundial, which opens the secret door, etc.
Noticing The Obvious Things:
The common perception of the escape room is that things will be hidden. Players get so busy looking for hidden items that they miss the clues in front of them. Instead of hiding all the clues, put them in front of the players and see how they manage to catch them. For example, use the techniques like footprints on the wall, a game of balancing, brown key on the brown table, etc.
These ideas were only to give you a basic gist of what you can do in a physical escape room. You can manipulate these ideas to fit your escape room.