Escape Room Pro Tip – Stuck On A Puzzle – Here’s What To Do

What’s the worst thing that can possibly happen to you when participating in an escape room? Well, that is getting stuck!

With no idea of what to do, you may quickly succumb to panic, scrambling around for any possible solutions to get out. This, of course, is not what an escape room experience is trying to offer. Sure, there are puzzles for you to solve—but it is the thrill of solving these puzzles and successfully escaping that makes escape rooms so much fun! Being stuck knowing nothing on how to proceed is discouraging and makes you forget that you were here for fun in the first place.

Fortunately, you do not have to be stuck forever. Here are some tips you can follow to get you out of that escape room even when the going seems impossible:

1: Ask for Help

Remember, there is no shame in asking for help! Though beating the game without asking for clues can give you a thrilling feeling that you did it all by yourself with your team, being stuck and failing to escape can feel quite terrible.

In whichever escape room you are participating in, your Game Guide will be there to help you enjoy the best experience possible. As such, should you ever need help escaping the room, don’t be afraid to reach out to the Game Guide! They will give you a little point in the right direction to keep things flowing and fun.

2: Go Through Any Unused Clues

If you have a bunch of unused clues sitting on the side, take a short minute to organize them. Having a teammate track the clues or agreeing on a place to store all of them is a good way to track what you have so far.

Of course, the battle of knowing which one works for the puzzle is on your hands, so creativity is your best friend here! Try your best to see how they may fit into a puzzle you are working on or possibly any other puzzles you may have encountered so far.

3: Move Away From a Tough Puzzle

If you are stuck at a particularly tough puzzle, it helps to move away from it and try any other puzzles in the meantime. You never know when the solution might magically pop up in your mind, or what you discover from other puzzles may help you solve the tougher ones!

Remember, no puzzle is impossible, though some are designed to feel that way. At some point, you will have to figure it out, but solving as many other puzzles as possible can give you a better chance at tackling the tougher ones.


There are many other things you can do if you find yourself stuck in an escape room puzzle. Everything, from searching through the whole room again to communicating your findings with other teammates, can bring in new ideas and insights to the puzzles you are dealing with. This, in turn, will give you a much greater chance of finally getting through the escape room and winning!

That being said, no matter what happens, keep a positive mindset. Believing that you cannot win will seal your fate, so keep your eyes on the prize and push forward!

Premier Escape Adventures offers interactive, immersive, and live-action escape rooms for all ages and skill sets to have a blast of a time. If you are looking for the best escape room experience in East Bradenton, reach out to us and book today!

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