Escape! Myrtle Beach is sure to be an exhilarating experience that brings the board games and video games you have played in the past come to life! During an escape room experience players are immersed into the story and placed into a themed room.

Escape games have become extremely popular in the USA over the past two years. With soaring popularity, it’s somehow still a new concept to many people. So take a look at these tips to guide your team to accomplishing the mission!

Come up with a game plan

After the door closes and the clock starts ticking most players franticly tear the room apart to look for their first clue. Running around like chickens with their heads cut off can make things very confusing. This can cost you valuable time!  

Communication is key here. The best course of action is to constantly talk to each other. As your team start finding things and defining goals, everyone should take a moment and ensure everyone is on the same page. Back tracking and wasting time revisiting something already completed will cost your team that precious time!

Don’t overthink

Keep in mind as you’re playing this game – I AM STUPID! More often than not, the simplest solution will be the answer. I can guarantee you will overthink before you underthink. Many escape games feature tricky puzzles and wild logical leaps. I find that extremely unfair and not very fun for you! The puzzles I have designed here involve critical thinking and problem solving. They are hard, but most importantly… THEY MAKE SENSE! So, don’t go making them harder than they need to be. Think inside the box first =)

Ask for help!

Don’t be afraid to ask for help! No one is going to be upset you needed a clue! Here at Escape! Myrtle Beach my games are puzzle driven. So, there is A LOT to do! If you have tried everything you can imagine with no luck, there is no shame in a little nudge!

Pay attention to details

Walking into an escape room can be a little overwhelming at first. You are entering an immersive world full of stuff to play with! It’s easy to overlook certain elements. When investigating a new area always take a moment and scan all the small things. Find things that are weird and different. Then once you start making connections everything starts getting fun!

Keep organized

The single greatest killer of any otherwise great team is being unorganized! During the game you will be finding and using many objects. In my games things will only be used once. So, having a discard would be advisable. Also, separate out items that are related. This will keep the whole team on point with what goes with what.

Phone a friend if you are stuck!

If you find yourself staring blankly at a puzzle for 15 minutes and the all you can think about is a baby goat. It’s time to get the team involved! A fresh set of eyes is probably all you need to rethink the puzzle and get back on track.

Don’t forget the time!

When you are fighting through the puzzles you can easily lose track of time. Every team should have an official time keeper! This person should announce the time at several intervals of the game. (I recommend the 45, 30, 15, and 5 minute mark).  

Think of alternative ways to use something

In any escape room things are not always exactly as they seem. The normal use of an object may or may not be the intended use for the puzzle. If all else fails start thinking of clever ways it can be used for the game.

Have fun!

What is the third rule of fight club?? Have fun and try your best! The most important thing for your team is to have a great time! Puzzle solving can be rewarding, exciting, but also, frustrating. Don’t let a devilishly clever puzzle test your patience. When its all said and done escape games are meant to challenge you and force your brain to work overtime! Even if you fail your mission, you can have a great time with your friends and family right here in Myrtle Beach!