One of the best pieces of advice we can give to our escape room enthusiasts is to ask for hints in an escape room.
And while we do promote our players to challenge themselves, we never want anyone to feel frustrated because they can’t proceed in the game. This is where a timely escape room hint comes in!
At The Secret Chambers, we want you to feel like you have an appropriate level of difficulty that works for you and your group. A Game Master will always be present, so we highly encourage you to ask for hints during the escape room experience to ensure your success – and fun – while playing!
If you’re not sure exactly what to expect at an escape room, here are a few things to keep in mind:
1. Asking for hints in an escape room doesn’t mean you and your team aren’t good at it!
To start, let’s debunk one myth right now – asking for a hint DOES NOT mean you aren’t smart or aren’t good at escape room puzzles!
In fact, the purpose of a hint in an escape room is to simply guide you in the right direction. Ultimately, we always want you to feel like things are “clicking” into place. This is just so that you and your team don’t become frustrated for too long since some of our escape rooms can get pretty tricky and the time is ticking!
However, please note that our Game Master won’t give you a direct answer. Think of a hint as simply a clue to keep you and your team from becoming stumped and running out of time. Our hints also encourage you to progress through the series of puzzles at a steady pace since the 1 hour you have GOES FAST!
More here about using escape games to strengthen your team.
2. It’s rare for groups to solve the entire escape room without any hints.
Most groups who try to solve an escape room at The Secret Chambers have to ask for at least one clue in order to solve the puzzles they are presented with.
For that reason, we highly encourage you to ask for a hint in your escape room adventure whenever you feel stuck. This is because each of our escape rooms were designed specifically to challenge you and keep you on your toes!
So don’t feel bad! Asking for clues is part of the process and makes the experience more fun overall.
Read More: Breakdown of Each Escape Room by Difficulty
3.) Using clues is part of the strategy.
Did you know that asking for hints in an escape room experience is part of developing a smart strategy for solving the escape room?
That’s right! An experienced group of escape artists knows when to ask for clues. Using hints as a resource to refer back to will benefit you and your team solve the rest of the puzzle.
How Often Should I Ask For Hints in an Escape Room?
The Secret Chambers team encourages you to ask for hints every 5 minutes, or whenever you and your team are starting to run out of ideas. This is to keep the fun momentum going so that you can reach the final goal. Asking hints in an escape room makes for a great team building experience!
Have your kids ask for hints as well! This helps to develop their critical thinking, as well as the problem-solving of all “kids at heart” also!
To wrap things up, always remember that there’s no shame in asking for a clue – in fact, it should be part of your strategy.
Not only that, asking for hints keeps you and your team engaged. Hints also help to reduce any possible frustration that may arise from being overwhelmed from being timed or having lots of unsolved puzzles in front of you with no idea of how to solve them.
About The Secret Chambers
The Secret Chambers has two locations, one in Arlington, and one in Fort Worth/Dallas. We are a 5-STAR ESCAPE ROOM EXPERIENCE, offering not just escape rooms, but also rage rooms, and arcade, and more! Book ahead of time, arrive early, and make it an afternoon or evening of FUN!
The Secret Chambers is home to six exciting escape room experiences. This includes three of our Arlington attractions: The mysterious sci-fi Area 51 Adventure the thrilling third chapter of the Pirate Adventure, and the macabre, Victorian Poe Adventure, with 40+ references to Edgar Allan Poe’s works.
Fort Worth/Dallas Location
Fort Worth/Dallas also has three escape rooms. These are our recently remodeled Witch’s Tower Adventure, the fast-paced Wild West Train Heist Adventure, and the speakeasy-themed Mafia Adventure (our most difficult room).
Whether you are highly experienced with or you are just getting started with escape rooms, a hint, or hints, benefits everyone!
Book an Escape Room Now!
Escape rooms have become the global craze! Ready to get started with the ultimate Arlington or Fort Worth/Dallas escape room experience? Book your time at any one of our SIX AWARD-WINNING escape rooms!
For the best experience, make sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time, sign the waivers (if you haven’t yet signed the online ones), and make sure to ASK FOR HINTS while solving the escape room! For further reading, here are 9 tips for a great escape room experience.
Check out the Arlington or Fort Worth escape room experience – book your adventure NOW!
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