Escape Room LA’s Ultimate Tips & Strategies

Escape Room LA’s Ultimate
Escape Room Tips & Strategies


Divide & Conquer

At Escape Room LA, our games are quite large with multiple things to work on. Split up and explore multiple areas simultaneously! Not only will this save you time, you may find information in one area that’s needed in another part of the game.


The One-Time Use Rule

In almost every escape room, once you’ve used a key or clue, you will not use it again later in the game. You can leave the key in the lock that it opened – there’s no need to carry it around looking for another spot to use it later in the game.


Share Information

When you discover something new or important, don’t keep it to yourself – let everyone else know, even if you’re not sure what it is yourself! There have been times when our game hosts watch as a silent player notices an important clue and keeps it completely to themselves.


Ask For Help

Don’t be shy about asking for help! Your game host is there to help you and can give you a subtle hint that will push you in the right direction without giving away the answer.


Listen to your Teammates

As a followup to tips 1 and 2, listen to other players when they’re telling you about new information they’ve discov- ered. Sometimes players become so focused on one puzzle they stop listening to what people around them are saying.

Our Games Are Not Scavenger Hunts

There are some escape rooms that hide clues and objects in random spots throughout the room, forcing you to basically tear the room apart searching for clues. At Escape Room LA, our games are not like this! Please don’t tear our rooms apart. Our games are logic-based. The clues and puzzles that you need during a game will be obvious to you, and solving them will lead you to the next steps in the game.

Stay Organized

When you’ve solved a puzzle or opened a lock, be sure everyone else in your group knows so that other players don’t waste their time trying to solve something that has already been solved earlier in the game. Keep everyone organized and on the same page!


Bring Reading Glasses if Needed

At least twice a week we hear someone say, “oh I forgot my reading glasses!” There will inevitably be things you’ll need to read in an escape room, even if it’s just setting the combination dials on a lock. If you use reading glasses, it’s a good idea to bring them with you!


Use Fresh Eyes

Sometimes you just can’t figure something out. That’s perfectly okay! A helpful strategy is to have a new pair of eyes take a look – they might see something new that you were missing all along.


Don’t Break Stuff!

Nothing in our escape room games will require excessive force. If you ever find yourself pushing, pulling, or turning something with force, you can be pretty sure you’re using the wrong approach. Anytime you’re unsure, simply ask your game host – they’ll be glad to assist.

Important Information Will Pop Out

In a well-designed escape room (like ours!), important information that you need in the game will be highlight- ed or emphasized in some way, although often very subtly. If your game host gives you something, you can be sure that will be important! If a picture on a wall looks somehow off or different from other pictures, that might be something worth exploring. We also use light to focus on important areas in a game.

It’s Okay If You Don’t Escape!

We want you to have fun and enjoy your experience. No one is judging you if you don’t escape – in fact most people don’t. You have an hour to explore, solve puz- zles, and have fun together. Escaping will certainly be icing on he cake but you’ll still have a great experience even if you don’t.

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