Our world is a diverse place, but under pressure, that all gets thrown out. Being in an escape room brings out 6 distinct personality types, despite teams coming in with unique experiences and strategies. Which personalities will you and your teammates reveal?..
1. Time Keeper This one’s easy: the Time Keeper always has an eye on the clock. They’re ready with time checks to keep pressure on the team, or just to remind everyone of the time or need for hints as they watch every minute fly by.
2. Hunter-Gatherer The Hunter-Gatherer is on the hunt for everything and anything that looks like a clue and gathers all their findings into a stockpile somewhere in the room. To this person, any loose screw or discolored pipe is a potential clue and they are determined to keep track of every possibility. Nothing gets past the Hunter-Gatherer!
3. Leader From every team, there emerges a Leader. Right from the start, the Leader quickly stands out as they keep track of the overview of the game and organize the team’s strategy. The cooperation between the Leader and the rest of the team can make or break their success. For the Leader, it’s important to remember that teamwork truly makes the dreamwork and divide and conquer is a great strategy to keep progressing towards escaping.
4. Conversationalist The Conversationalist always has something to say. In the group, they’re most likely to ask for hints, or at least express that they want to. Maybe they give into the pressure of time, or perhaps they feel a roadblock is coming, or they enjoy trying to make conversation with the Game Master and want to preserve the team’s momentum with hints. Either way, the Conversationalist wants to keep the game moving and see it all!
5. Analyst Like the Hunter-Gatherer, this player is keeping track of all the clues, but the Analyst is the meta-gamer. They think about the puzzles outside of the context of their game, considering the plausibility of solutions, trying to expedite the solving process. The Analyst often tries to “leap” over puzzles by cracking the code without actually solving the puzzle at hand, by guessing or brute-force. They want to push through the game quickly and by any means necessary.
6. Dark Horse Many times the quietest of the group will speak up with a solution when least expected. This is the Dark Horse, the team member who only steps into play when the rest of the group is truly stumped. They know the answers way before anyone else, and they’re always a step ahead. Never underestimate the Dark Horse!
No matter the personality you are, communication is key to a successful and fun escape! Which escape room theme will your team play next? Schedule your escape game here.