The official Fox in a Box guide to the various types of escape room clues and how you can get to them!
You’ve got your team together.
You’ve selected your mission.
You’ve arrived at the facility, been briefed, and led into the escape room itself.
The countdown has begun.
People fan out and start looking for the first clue.
Question is - do you know what you’re looking for?
Different kinds of clues and puzzles to look for in an escape room
Know what to watch out for!
Simply put, clues are a key building block of an escape room experience.
Devoting an entire blog post to discuss escape room puzzle and clue types might seem overkill,
Inside an actual adventure...
With the clock remorselessly ticking down on you, not being able to spot a clue can become incredibly frustrating.
Allow us to take a slight detour here and reveal an aspect of escape room design.
You see, any good escape room designer will tell you that making the adventure needlessly complex is not what they're aiming at.
We want you to be mentally stimulated by the challenge. We want you to enjoy the excitement.
We do NOT want players to get bogged down in an intractable labyrinth and get frustrated - as that destroys the overall experience.
Which brings us back to this blog post.
We want you to have a fair idea of what it is that you're going to look out for.
Here are the 7 most common clues to expect in an escape room adventure.
Clues may be lurking in the most simple and obvious tasks