We often get asked what kind of people make for a successful escape room team. After over 3 years of experience and thousands of games run we can conclusively say … We have no idea. We have almost given up being able to predict what demographic will do better than others. Our puzzles are mostly designed for adults with the belief that adults make things harder than they need to be. We have a very common personality type we see in the rooms and its called the ‘Over Thinker’. This is the person that can turn a simple, straightforward problem and over analyze, confuse, change and misinterpret what is being asked. Often we want to include previous experience and strengths we have developed over our lives into normal everyday problems. Escape rooms challenge this way of thinking and encourage the principle of ‘Occams Razor’. This simply put means that often the obvious answer is the correct one. Another way of saying it is that the more assumptions you have to make, the more unlikely an explanation.
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