When the countdown clock ticks ever closer to zero and you’re faced with the challenge of your latest adventure, you’ll need to work together if you want to escape. A diverse, well-balanced, and compatible lineup is the key to success when gathering your team. Each type of escape room player brings something different to the team, so it’s a good idea to figure out where everyone’s skills lie.
Whether you assume the role of The Investigator, The Explorer, The Olympian, The Prisoner, or The Knight, all of these parts provide a crucial skill set that will prove useful during your next escapade. Which of type of escape room player represents you and your teammates?
Bringing attention to detail and a logical approach, The Investigator works on those meticulous tasks that may make other teammates frustrated. Investigators are skilled thinkers who can make crucial connections between clues that may otherwise be missed. Their sharp eyes and focus make these types of players incredibly helpful teammates. This invaluable ally’s only weakness may be a tendency to draw connections that may not be there. When you bring this type of escape room player, take care if they start to overthink the simpler puzzles.
With fresh eyes and a focused frame of mind, The Explorer navigates back and forth across the room, discovering details and items others might miss. This type of escape room player is an expert at finding pieces out of place, and they’re often the first to uncover the clues. Fearless and curious, they’ll go through any secret doors or new passageways that other players may be afraid to. The only downside to this type of player may be a desire to rush into new places before seeing everything in the first area. If you bring an explorer along, you may need to tell them to slow down.
The creative thinker and strategy solver. Just like Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom, The Olympian has no difficulty deciphering and decoding. They’re a pro at seeking out patterns, which makes them fantastic allies when it comes to solving complex puzzles. Having an Olympian on your team is an excellent plan. Their only obstacle is that they can be prone to focusing too long on one task. If you have one on your team, you may need to help them step back and keep track of the overall objective.
While every other member of the team is rushing around in a panicked frenzy, The Prisoner is most likely to be sitting in a corner of the room with their eyes glazed over, bewildered and bored. This type of escape room player was most likely dragged to the escape room by a team who were missing a player. The Prisoner’s disinterested disposition could prove a stumbling block for their eager pals. If you find that one of your teammates brought along such a player, it may help to find a puzzle that interests them or give them freedom to explore as the rest of you play.
Instrumental in keeping their party on the right path and prioritizing tasks, this type of escape room player assumes the leadership role. Maintaining motivation while managing fellow players is a must and communication is key and The Knight is especially well-suited to the task. They’re good at looking at the big picture and understand how to guide the other players. Their ability to manage the team is a great benefit. If they have a weakness, it may be a desire to do things themselves. If you have a Knight on your team, make sure that they know when to push and when to stand down to let everyone else have a chance at the spotlight.
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