When it comes to Escape Rooms we can certainly say that the old phrase Teamwork makes the Dreamwork applies and a solid team of people with a wide variety skills is the best way to get out of any of our rooms.
At No Escape we’ve seen more teams than we can count and though every team is different here are 3 types of players that every successful team needs.
The Team Leader Every Team needs a strong Team Leader to steer the ship as you progress through the challenges that come with any Escape Room. The Team Leader is someone who is full of wisdom and communicates well with other teammates, someone who can break down problems and form strategies to help keep the team moving in the right direction. Often in the heat of the action a lot of ideas will be thrown around and sometimes no idea is a bad idea but it's the team leaders job to take these onboard. The Team Leader may seem like an intimidating role but rest assured every team needs one to have the best chance of your escaping.
The Time Keeper In any Escape Room team there should always be a timekeeper who constantly keeps track of the time and ensures the team stays on course and doesn't spend too long on any individual challenge. Most escape rooms have a visible clock but that does not take away from the importance of the Time Keeper, in the heat of the escape time can easily slip away from any group so it doesn’t hurt to have a designated person making sure the team is on top of the clock. It’s usually quite easy to know who the time keeper is, they’re often the one that makes sure you all get to your game on time! The One with all the Stuff As every team progresses through an escape room there will be lots of things picked up along the way and whether that’s keys or other helpful clues it’s essential you can access all of these quickly. So instead of these being spread across different team members, you'll find that there’ll quickly be a player who becomes The One with all the Stuff. This is probably one of the most important players because this inventory keeper is the one who’ll keep track of all of the items found and collected throughout the room, so make sure its someone with a good memory and not just someone with pockets!
Here are 3 very important types of Escape Room player you’ll need to conquer our rooms, there are many others so look out for our next The No Escape Dream Team blog post for more. In the meantime fellow readers if you can think of some other roles for future escape room goers please let us know on any of our social media pages!
If you've got what it takes to take on one of our rooms why not get your team together and visit one of our brilliant rooms.