One key thing to know about experiencing an Escape Room is that it is just one big mind-puzzle. Some of us are good at mentally figuring out puzzles, while others of us need to physically get involved to sort something out.
1. Crossword puzzles
Crossword puzzles are a great way to just get your brain thinking. The New York Times crossword puzzle is great, because there is new puzzle every day, and then Sunday’s has a theme.
2. Logic puzzles
Logic puzzles can be found in math classes, but don’t necessarily always have to have numbers involved. These puzzles are great because you have to consider details and the big picture all at the same time – just like you have to in an Escape Room!
Sudoku is similar to a crossword puzzle, but with numbers. The first Sudoku puzzle was published in the 80s, and now you can find apps, websites, and of course books with varying puzzles.
4. Brain teasers
If you simply do a Google search for “brain teasers,” you will find many websites with all kinds of fun games to test and exercise your brain. These sort of puzzles will definitely get you prepared for a night in an Escape Room!
Yes, chess will help you in an Escape Room! Why? Strategy. Each room is a puzzle requiring different strategies to solve. Even though chess is one-on-one game, it still helps when having to consider how one move might affect the entire game.