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BEAT ANY ESCAPE ROOM- 10 proven tricks and tips


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  • TurboNauts
    TurboNauts 3 жыл бұрын +51991

    i heard that you can escape in less than 1 minute by having a panic attack in the corner.

    • Star Wars  cuber
      Star Wars cuber Ай бұрын

      Funny but no

    • Crazy Disc Kid
      Crazy Disc Kid Ай бұрын

      Did that in sixth grade field trip. The other kids laughed and the teachers didn’t do anything lol

    • Skunkdog42
      Skunkdog42 2 ай бұрын


    • Dragon
      Dragon 3 ай бұрын

      My strat is to call my friends in the Taliban and call for a plane

    • ItsBloxyChris
      ItsBloxyChris 5 ай бұрын

      i never heard of that method i might try it

  • X
    X Ай бұрын +195

    I had one room that had a difficult (to me) math problem that I couldn’t get. The room master said “PEMDAS!”. I screamed, “I LITERALLY FAILED MATH”

    • Alanna Dumaran
      Alanna Dumaran 5 күн бұрын

      @endoverlord423 lol yeah

    • endoverlord423
      endoverlord423 5 күн бұрын +1

      @Alanna Dumaran oh so its just really really weird bedmas
      Brackets, Exponents, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction

    • Alanna Dumaran
      Alanna Dumaran 5 күн бұрын +1

      @endoverlord423 parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction

    • endoverlord423
      endoverlord423 7 күн бұрын +1

      WTH is pemdas
      i have never heard of it before, tho it sounds kinda similar to bedmas

    • Xavier B.
      Xavier B. Ай бұрын +1

      @Fil Cernoch that's exactly was I was finna say

    SAVANA REHERMAN  Жыл бұрын +2548

    A tip for finding things an “average” person would know instead of going down rabbit holes: If the knowledge you have had to do with your profession, or is something that only certain groups of people would know, then it’s probably not the answer.

    • Your Conscience
      Your Conscience Ай бұрын

      Lol, why should most people know this? I’m googling it and most people will never run into a situation where this knowledge is necessary (outside of such a unique subset of puzzles where esoteric knowledge can be put into practice in ways you never would have naturally, lol)

    • Naka Makai
      Naka Makai 2 ай бұрын

      I'll agree with this one only insofar as it seems unlikely that the "average" person has read the entire collections of Sherlock Holmes and Nero Wolfe - - In the rooms I've tackled, information from that body of knowledge helped a lot.

    • ♡Annie_artz♡
      ♡Annie_artz♡ 5 ай бұрын +2

      we had to know weird stuff for mine like the ionizations of the periodic table and some other tricky stuff

    • American Light
      American Light 7 ай бұрын +2

      Meh, ok, so knowing the enthalpy of titanium halides won't help solve the puzzles? Bummer.

    • Anastasia Graboviuk
      Anastasia Graboviuk  Жыл бұрын +1

      Well... I once did the room where we needed to use the Archimed's law. I get that the most people SHOULD know this, but honestly - it's due to pure coincidence that one of us actually guessed it :D

  • VeNoM0619
    VeNoM0619  Жыл бұрын +3888

    Tip 1: Bring LockPickingLawyer
    Tip 2: Escape through unlocked door

    • Crasher1908
      Crasher1908 11 күн бұрын

      wide pepo brain

    • Robi_CK
      Robi_CK 3 ай бұрын

      "Nothing on 1, 2 is binding..." :)

    • q84 “John”
      q84 “John” 7 ай бұрын

      @Lu Cheng LPL can bypass electromagnetic locks.

    • 1999 Mazda MX-5
      1999 Mazda MX-5 8 ай бұрын +1

      Designer: They will never beat my new escape room
      From behind a door: click out of one...two is binding...

    • Slamp
      Slamp 8 ай бұрын

      @Rainbow same

  • Jamie Zero
    Jamie Zero Ай бұрын +7

    Play the zero escape series. It's an amazing story along with great puzzles.

  • Niki Samero
    Niki Samero 8 ай бұрын +212

    As someone who works at an escape room, I can confirm that all of these tips are valid and EXTREMELY helpful! I already tell customers some of these, but I'll definitely be telling them the rest now!
    Another tip I use is to not be afraid to ask for hints. At my job, we give unlimited, so people are usually more willing to ask for help. But even if you're limited and you're really stuck, some times one clue is all you need to continue the room.

  • Kujo
    Kujo  Жыл бұрын +551

    1 slight amendment if ur gonna go do an escape room. For #2 when he said start searching immediately, beware, yes do search, but carefully and without messing things up as best as possible. We failed our room because there was a dart board and the first thing someone did was pull out the darts to look at them, and behind the board. Turned out the whole room revolved around knowing which initial positions those darts were in! So we lost! The point is, SEARCH CAREFULLY!

    • Halimat 2.0
      Halimat 2.0 3 ай бұрын +5

      @Kyle Stroud yep any buttons on knobs or levers get tested immediately, also everything loose is beeing carried around, not to mention the times people want to look through entire books in 1 hour...

    • Halimat 2.0
      Halimat 2.0 3 ай бұрын +7

      bad room design + it sounds like nobody was watching you play cuz a worker should've been able to tell you the initial positions so you can continue playing and have fun

    • Hairy long balls
      Hairy long balls 3 ай бұрын +1

      Plot twist your friend failed the room before and made sure you had no way to win ❤

    • Matt Pace
      Matt Pace 6 ай бұрын +12

      Sounds like that wouldn't be a fun room even for experts. If the primary clue was that poorly done, I can only imagine how bad the rest of it was.

    • Greystorm
      Greystorm 7 ай бұрын +20

      Bad design

  • Loving Reno
    Loving Reno Ай бұрын +3

    This should be the first video on any search for escape rooms tutorials.

  • Hoyfour
    Hoyfour Ай бұрын +3

    struggle for a while with a coloured wall puzzle, then I took a step back and saw that it just showed you then numbers if you just focused on one colour

  • Diamond in VR
    Diamond in VR 2 жыл бұрын +4130

    I went to an escape room. Found a key and it broke inside the lock. I sat there for 10 minutes before the staff came in and asked me why I wasn't doing anything. They had to get a lock cutter for me to get through to the next part. It was fun

    • Halimat 2.0
      Halimat 2.0 3 ай бұрын +1

      @Ozzwozz _Ozzwozz nope many puzzles can be solved parallel were i work at + some puzzles need 2 people to solve so playing alone is not even an option not to mention that its super easy to get stuck if you're alone cuz you dont have any other input from people except occasionally the worker

    • Ozzwozz _Ozzwozz
      Ozzwozz _Ozzwozz 6 ай бұрын

      @Leonardo Domonik They couldn’t do anything in escape rooms you can only do one thing at a time

    • Elenor
      Elenor 7 ай бұрын +1

      Didn’t you have a piece of paper or cameras? They instructed us to hold up a special Card in front of the camera that was on the table when something was defect so they would get in to fix it. They can also hear what you are saying so saying the key broke in the lock I need help would Mby also work.

    • Bobojo
      Bobojo 8 ай бұрын

      There was this cool magnet maze in an escape room I went to, and we spent like 10 minutes to realize that the key we were trying to get was stuck.

    • Diff
      Diff 8 ай бұрын

      @TheCatCountry About 40% of regular internet users are extroverts.

  • 4Tifier
    4Tifier  Жыл бұрын +158

    Thanks to these tips, me and my friends were able to do far better than the majority of beginners in their first escape rooms…
    By finishing 1 minute over the time limit!
    We’re definitely going to pass the next escape room! Thanks for your advice dude!
    EDIT: Also, it was just three of us, and the owner was very impressed!

    • Jennifer Clark
      Jennifer Clark  Жыл бұрын +7

      My friends and I stunk lol... we had one more clue but used 2 clues and time ran out.

  • phantomvizgod
    phantomvizgod  Жыл бұрын +50

    Looking back, I'm so glad I came across this video. My escape room record thus far is 2-1, I barely didn't escape my first room even with the tips but I'm sure w/o them we wouldn't have made it far. Using the tips again and knowing more of what to look for, I and my group were able to break out of 2 rooms. This is a great guide for any newbie who wants to start playing escape rooms with their friends and families and makes the experience really fun.

  • Lindsay Adamson
    Lindsay Adamson 3 ай бұрын +5

    My boyfriend and I watched this video this morning before we did a 30 minute escape room this afternoon. We made it out with 8 minutes to spare! These tips really helped us divide and conquer

  • Shakeem Brown
    Shakeem Brown  Жыл бұрын +27

    I'm the Head Trainer at my goal, we hit one of our goals and I took my team of trainers to an escape. None of us had EVER done one before and it was a 7.5. We made it to the very last room and tried to get super complicated on the puzzles. The guy came in after the hour was up and said "yea all you had to do was match the animal symbols to the wall and put a little of bit of pressure against the plate". So that "Think Simple" tip goes a LONG way. Haha we're doing our 2nd escape room this weekend.

  • pixel
    pixel 2 жыл бұрын +3184

    i honestly wanna see the lockpicking lawyer do an escape room now, and just pick open every single lock and escape within 5 minutes.

    • notfeedy notlazy
      notfeedy notlazy 4 ай бұрын

      @Cygnus Mutai I am a dad, and I lockpicked a scape room with my daughter. Incredibly simply waffer lock that jiggled open with a random key. It was... hilarious.

    • Ron DeSantis 2024
      Ron DeSantis 2024 5 ай бұрын +1

      Nah the first 4 minutes will be "Hi, this is the lock picking lawyer. I'm here....." LoL

    • what will go wrong
      what will go wrong 6 ай бұрын


    • MrShanester117
      MrShanester117 8 ай бұрын

      As long as he has months to study the lock before he turns the camera on

    • Death
      Death 8 ай бұрын

      @Nic S. "The one I work in doesn't lock the people in at all"
      I've never been to an escape room, but I just assumed that's how it would always be, just for people's safety. If there's a fire, or someone's having an emergency, the last thing you'd want is to have to wait for an employee to come and unlock the door for you. If they wanted to symbolize opening the door with a lock, just have the lock attached to the door on a separate piece of metal that doesn't keep the door shut. Simple.

  • IAmNonExistent
    IAmNonExistent Ай бұрын

    You can win in less than 30 seconds by saying “i quit”

  • Min Cong Huang
    Min Cong Huang 8 ай бұрын +20

    Final solve for an escape room I did was a number lock. To get the number, we had to solve a math equation, which we found by turning off the lights to the room and shining two different laser pointers at specific angles from two different spots in the room, and the various mirrors create the said math equation. Finding the laser pointers, where to put them, what angle to put them at, all required separate series of puzzles on their own.

    • Psychic Kumquat
      Psychic Kumquat Ай бұрын +1

      Thats sounds really cool, love metapuzzles like that where the answers of the first puzzles feed into a bigger one.

  • Trustin Dean
    Trustin Dean  Жыл бұрын +52

    I've done a fair bit of escape rooms and some of them back these up while others disprove these
    For instance, most escape rooms I've done have had a discard draw for used keys and locks, both to further enforce you don't need them anymore and so that the people who reset the room have all the pieces in a convenient location
    Other rooms I've done though have had pretty obtuse solutions. One involved knowledge of Cthulhu and how to pronounce the words they offer, one involved requiring knowledge of paintings, and one involved having to do long addition
    Oh and one required looking under a mannquins skirt. That's really neither here nor there but I thought it was funny

    • Mary Alice Law
      Mary Alice Law 3 ай бұрын +1

      At the one that I work at we have some dolls and an employee wrote "pervert" under all their skirts (before I worked there), yeah he quit shortly after and the manager didn't find it until after he quit. I had to rub it off with my coworker lol

  • Manastorm
    Manastorm 10 ай бұрын +1

    I would say that everyone working working on one puzzle can be counter intuitive at times. For example, there may be two different puzzles that have clues scattered around. So if you immediately hone in on one, you may miss clues for the second. In addition, its better to have everyone working on different ones instead of one singular, since then you can come up with solutions for all three in that time instead of one.

  • VivaLaVaca2010
    VivaLaVaca2010  Жыл бұрын +1745

    I work at an escape room and can not tell you the number of times people fail and get frustrated buy not following those tips. This video is 100% true, accurate and helpful!

    • Ekaterina Kuznetsova
      Ekaterina Kuznetsova 26 күн бұрын

      Omg that's so cool 🤩 I would love to work at am escape room

    • Robert Roy
      Robert Roy Ай бұрын

      @eu it's probably a clue..

    • Joshua Russell
      Joshua Russell 8 ай бұрын +11

      Escape room employee as well and I can agree, it's crazy how complex people can think with a puzzle

    • S
      S 9 ай бұрын +19

      Yes! I was the only person who had ever done an escape room in my group of 6 last week. They were all obsessed with going suuuuuper deep doing math and periodic table things (it was biohazard theme). I had to keep telling them they would never make puzzles that hard requiring writing out math or remberjng a 20 digit code 😂

    • SeagullRat
      SeagullRat 9 ай бұрын +3

      is this reverse psychology

  • Captain Obvious
    Captain Obvious 6 ай бұрын +2

    A friend and I did a cool Escape Room which was 3 separate rooms and Sci-Fi themed.
    One of the clues involved a star chart, the other was arranging weapons a certain way on a weapons rack and so fourth. You had time limit to get to the final room which was set up like a bridge of a space ship and you had stop it ship from crashing into a planet.

  • Chambers Escape Games
    Chambers Escape Games 2 ай бұрын +1

    Great tips! We'd love to have you and your team test them out on our rooms one day 😎🤗

  • HalfKort
    HalfKort 27 күн бұрын

    Ok I just did two of my first escape rooms after all of us watching your video before each one and we escaped both!
    What great memories!!!
    Thank you for this video and the great tips!

  • Michaella Norby
    Michaella Norby  Жыл бұрын +6

    I went to an escape room for the first time with my D&D group, and we actually work pretty well together. We did most of these things kind of automatically and we would've beat it If we had 30 more seconds. The key was IN THE LOCK!

  • Nikodem Bartnik
    Nikodem Bartnik 4 жыл бұрын +3746

    "Me and my buddies escaped in 38 minutes" Do you remember that he used to work for Nasa?

    • Yuyu Argüelles
      Yuyu Argüelles 3 жыл бұрын

      Here, take a badge 🏅😂😂😂😂 Did you have fun? thats all what matters. Escape Room creators is all what they made it for .

    • Jamie Azalea
      Jamie Azalea 3 жыл бұрын


    • juliet joy
      juliet joy 3 жыл бұрын

      @sgradone some are easier than other

    • Meaghan Gura
      Meaghan Gura 3 жыл бұрын

      Im the corporate events coordinator at my escape room and ive seen brilliant people not escape. Xp its not all about how smart you are.

    • spiciestt
      spiciestt 3 жыл бұрын

      Eric Figler MOSTLY MATH??? you must be sitting there on a chair trying to add up how are you gonna escape instead of trying to escape

  • Jasmine Ertha
    Jasmine Ertha  Жыл бұрын +7

    My family lost an escape room yesterday because we got stuck on a combination lock that the answer to a riddle was the lock code and even clues weren't helping us. Turns out we technically had the correct answer the very first time to the riddle but where we are from a different spelling of the word is used. So we lost all that time trying to figure out that code.

  • p k
    p k  Жыл бұрын +6

    The last lock box you showed is easily pickable through feel. I used them for work and proved to my boss I could figure out any code he chose. We found a different style lock box lol

  • David Morin
    David Morin 8 ай бұрын

    This is great. I've completed a bit over 100 rooms with a 72% escape rate and these are great tips!

  • Robert B
    Robert B  Жыл бұрын +232

    I tried a escape room, but apparently you need friends to do them.

    • Professional ShitPoster
      Professional ShitPoster 8 ай бұрын

      @Spirit halloween fan more people, less organized, less people less perspectives.

    • Luke Dougherty
      Luke Dougherty  Жыл бұрын +4

      I once tried a difficult one all by myself. I didn’t escape in time but I made it to the last room.

    • Robert B
      Robert B  Жыл бұрын +4

      @Alisa Bryantseva I'll go with ya! Help ya with a life lol

    • Alisa Bryantseva
      Alisa Bryantseva  Жыл бұрын +6

      I'd love to try one too but I don't have a life.

    • Tiny Tim
      Tiny Tim  Жыл бұрын

      @N o t B a k a ?

  • NaughtyNinja
    NaughtyNinja 2 жыл бұрын +4880

    Mark: "you wont find clues by disassemble ceiling lights"
    People who make escape rooms after this video: *i outsmart your outsmarting.*

    • Ekaterina Kuznetsova
      Ekaterina Kuznetsova 26 күн бұрын +1

      @Psychic Kumquat I always love the "do not take out the fire extinguisher" or "do not touch the power supply box" 😂

    • Psychic Kumquat
      Psychic Kumquat Ай бұрын +2

      A fun thing I've learned about escape rooms: if the staff specifically tells you not to do something, it probably means someone has tried before. My favorites include attempting to disassemble an outlet (more than once), ripping several feet of microphone wire from off a wall, and entering the ceiling by removing the tiles.

    • Taylor Jeffords
      Taylor Jeffords 2 ай бұрын

      Construction is just the reverse of destruction.

    • Viny Chart
      Viny Chart 3 ай бұрын

      is this a jojo reference??

    • jimbob mcboberie
      jimbob mcboberie 3 ай бұрын

      @P.Y.H FANCLUB is that a reference to a reference?

  • Kevin Purvis
    Kevin Purvis 4 ай бұрын

    My wife and I did an escape room for our anniversary. I showed her this video before we went in. All these tips came in handy and we escaped with 2 seconds to spare. The room even had a few red herrings. Huge fan of all your videos. Keep up the great work 👍

  • Zach Espinosa
    Zach Espinosa  Жыл бұрын +24

    5:02 - The escape room we did the other night we lost a lot of time because I was certain that the giant clock on the wall that was stuck at 1444 had to be a clue. We made it to the very last puzzle when time ran out.

    • Zach Espinosa
      Zach Espinosa 8 ай бұрын +2

      @Death It was a giant analog clock, and the time on it was 2:44, I just assumed since it wasn't moving that it was a clue, and that 2:44 in military time was 1444 so that had to be a code. Turns out it was just a clock and the battery had died at 2:44

    • Death
      Death 8 ай бұрын +1

      A giant digital clock stuck on a time? A time with 4 numbers (which is a common amount of numbers to unlock something), yeah that's a bit of a mean red herring to put in. You had reason to believe that could have been a clue.

  • Jeanne Lindsay
    Jeanne Lindsay 7 ай бұрын +1

    This video is great! My older brother loves your videos and told me to watch this video before doing the escape room I was going to do later that day. But, I forgot, and totally failed the escape room. I wish I had watched this video before the escape room, but I hope these tips help if I do another one. Also, I know what you mean about red herrings; 58 was written on a box, and we thought it meant something. But, after we lost and a staff member came in, he said the numbers didn't mean anything lol.

  • Pineappleplayz YT
    Pineappleplayz YT  Жыл бұрын +5

    Thanks Mark! I'm going to an escape room today, so these tips should definitely help!

  • Chicken
    Chicken 2 жыл бұрын +4123

    I did an escape room with my cousin who is in the army. Instead of figuring out how to unlock the lock he just picked it and continued lol

  • Grace’s Sketches
    Grace’s Sketches 8 ай бұрын +1

    I just went to an escape room with some friends and we went to the hardest difficulty room, i thought we wouldnt make it out because we had been there before on a lower difficulty and barely made it out with a lot of clues.
    But we got out of this one with 5mins spare and i followed these tips, thanks for the tips :D

  • lynnix
    lynnix  Жыл бұрын +9

    As thriller writer, this is very helpful. Thank you.

  • Aaron Becker
    Aaron Becker Ай бұрын

    In science I have 4 job role’s Project manger, coordinator, reporter, and material’s manger

  • Tiemen
    Tiemen 9 ай бұрын

    I only ever did one escape room. We finished it at 59:37 (1 hour limit). I will definitely go again because that was really climactic and we had a blast. Apart from one silly clue... to puzzlemakers: please don't really on people's sense of smell. We knew exactly what we had to do but just couldn't tell apart the smells of many fruit juices.

  • Gunnonni.
    Gunnonni. 7 ай бұрын

    Using this video me and some coworkers managed to finish a room in 35 minutes with no clues. Despite wasting a lot of time on a couple of red herring clues.
    We did sorta brute force the last lock though

  • ZepG
    ZepG 6 ай бұрын +1

    Our family just got back from Myrtle Beach and did an escape room there were 8 of us and it was hard to communicate, we were on the last clue and finally figured it out but the time expired before we could finish. We all agreed it would be easier with about 4 people.

  • Tony banbanbony
    Tony banbanbony 6 ай бұрын

    as an escape room lover, facts. i've done 12 escape rooms and used those tips without even knowing, i always finish before the time with the maximum of 2 tips. if you want to solve an escape room quickly use them.

  • Courtney Cole
    Courtney Cole 6 ай бұрын

    Mark, we love your videos!! Your link to the 8 roles is not found and 2/3 of us are newbies to an Escape Room tomorrow! Thanks for the top ten helps!

  • Holly Wade
    Holly Wade 3 жыл бұрын +1816

    I work in an escape room haha. For those of you who get frustrated about the red herrings, the thing is, they might not actually be red herrings. We are trained to make you escape the room so that you are proud of your achievement so sometimes when players take too long to solve some enigmas, we unblock others so that you move along to the end faster so that you are able to finish on time. In the escape room I work at, the rooms are designed not to have any red herrings but if players are not going fast enough, we can skip steps in the game so that they get the satisfaction of having escaped :)

    • Justin Ripley
      Justin Ripley 2 жыл бұрын

      *escapes and laughs looking like sloth from the goonies because every step got skipped*

    • Tiffany Lastinger
      Tiffany Lastinger 3 жыл бұрын +2

      I work in one as well and we dont have red herrings but people continually make some for themselves all the time like you wouldn't believe

    • PawsleyDirt
      PawsleyDirt 3 жыл бұрын

      Holly can escape my room any day!

    • sarasthoughts
      sarasthoughts 3 жыл бұрын

      In my country they just let you lose, and badly hahaha I got a 55% completion at my first escape room

    • Gwyn
      Gwyn 3 жыл бұрын

      @Joshi3b0i YAS

  • Stardust Bunny
    Stardust Bunny  Жыл бұрын +1

    Many of the escape rooms I've been to have been in very low light, small rooms and blindfolded upon entry, I've really been wanting to try a few that aren't horror themed lol

  • Poke Char
    Poke Char  Жыл бұрын

    I went to a escape room with friends before and had a idea to get something it was the thing we needed to do but everybody thought I was wrong and we ended up not escaping because of that but it was still tons of fun!

  • Mirka Imagination
    Mirka Imagination  Жыл бұрын +8

    As a person who works at a escape room, this video is legit

  • Storm cloud shorts
    Storm cloud shorts  Жыл бұрын +4

    I did an escape room with my scout troop of 12 people in a 13 person room and we barely made it out but I still wish there was less people cus I didn’t get to do anything and was just wondering around trying to help.

  • Zahra Onsori
    Zahra Onsori 2 жыл бұрын +302

    I went to an escape room that looked like a prison, and I was so convinced that behind the toilet there was a secret room so I spent 20 minutes unscrewing the screws using my hands. Eventually it worked, and after we escaped we realised we skipped the actual puzzle to open the secret door. Long story short, if brain power doesn’t work, use brawn 😂💪🏼

    • Emily Griffith
      Emily Griffith 2 жыл бұрын

      Why would they make it that hard?? 🤦🏻‍♀️😂

    • Rin Reborn
      Rin Reborn 2 жыл бұрын +2

      Zahra Onsori bruh

    • Owen Thomas
      Owen Thomas 2 жыл бұрын +12

      Zahra Onsori I went to a prison that looked like an escape room because I brought 2 glocks to the room and told the guide to tell me. He’s dead now

    • TheCatCountry
      TheCatCountry 2 жыл бұрын +34

      JESUS! Did you just HAPPEN to have a screwdriver with you?!?
      Edit: Oh, you used your bare hands. Somehow, that's 10 times worse.

  • The Dennis Ball Show
    The Dennis Ball Show 8 ай бұрын

    I'm about to escape from a submarine, so I appreciate these tips! Thanks Marky mark!

  • UnvoicedApollo
    UnvoicedApollo 9 ай бұрын

    My friends & I did an escape room (we escaped with 15 min to spare). We used all our hints but they could've all been avoided.
    -One clue involved finding a combination through a simple math problem on a calculator. Couldn't figure it out until I turned it upside down
    -We didn't dig throughly enough through a bag & nearly missed the last clue
    -One clue we had the combination to a but it was in its sleeve & we didn't realize it 😅

  • Kiran Edwards
    Kiran Edwards  Жыл бұрын +2

    I did an escape room with the max number of people allowed once (12) and it started with us split into two teams in two rooms, but once we got into the main room it was too small for everyone to be in there and one of the kids got put into time out for being mean to his sister (he was 11 at the time smh) so less people is always better

  • Bullyhunter XYZDragonCannon
    Bullyhunter XYZDragonCannon  Жыл бұрын +1

    My mother in law owns an escape room company, I have run over 1000 rooms at this point. This assessment is correct
    We also won't let you struggle on a puzzle for like 20 minutes. It is no fun to do nothing for that long

  • Robin
    Robin 3 жыл бұрын +2777

    I was doing an escape room and we were trying to find the key for something but then after 20 mins we realised that my dad was holding the key the whole time i was so mad lol 😂

    • Yash Parmar
      Yash Parmar 2 жыл бұрын

      My friend and I were literally fighting on who should open the chest with the key -_-
      luckily i opened it😌😌

    • Googie Gress
      Googie Gress 2 жыл бұрын

      Just standing there holding the key out all smiling and blinking a lot like Benny Hill?

    • Marscompany
      Marscompany 2 жыл бұрын

      @bluestreak711 lmao

    • John Johnson
      John Johnson 3 жыл бұрын


    • Gwyn
      Gwyn 3 жыл бұрын

      Hahaha lol

  • Saeed AlFalasi
    Saeed AlFalasi 10 ай бұрын +1

    Thank you so much Mark, I will use these tips because I have a school trip tomorrow to an escape room and I want to dominate every room

    • Amna Ibrahim
      Amna Ibrahim 7 ай бұрын

      Did u happen to escape every room?

  • brigitte george
    brigitte george 2 ай бұрын

    Hey I loved your video and it's made me want to do one. Thanks for the great tips.

  • Collin Wall
    Collin Wall 10 ай бұрын

    My problem in escape rooms is I think not in terms of solving puzzles but my brain jumps to how do I most rationally get through here if I was actually trapped. Like the one i did had a tiny little nut holding the chain onto the door, so I thought to grab my multi tool and unthread it, til I realized they didn’t let me bring it in lol

  • bro
    bro  Жыл бұрын +7

    I went on an escape room with my friends. We made it to the end but lost because we were arguing over who should open the door

    • Death
      Death 8 ай бұрын

      And then the door clapped.

  • Corrina Ingels
    Corrina Ingels 2 жыл бұрын +2362

    One time we went to an escape room with my sister when she was 7 and she brought in her stuffed cow with doll clothes on. We didn't know she had a magnet in between the cow and the clothes. She was dragging the cow across the walls and the wall opened up leading to another room. She didn't plan that or anything, it was completely random that she had a magnet with her. 😂😂😂

    • Juju H.
      Juju H. 14 күн бұрын

      lol 190!!

    • Brock
      Brock 17 күн бұрын

      LOL 189?

    • Ekaterina Kuznetsova
      Ekaterina Kuznetsova 26 күн бұрын

      I thought you weren't allowed to being anything into the escape room specifically for this reason 😂

    • BOB S
      BOB S Ай бұрын

      Lol ??? (There have been interruptions to many times)

    • Blade
      Blade Ай бұрын

      lol 188

  • Fade
    Fade 4 ай бұрын

    Scott’s KZclip channel got me into modern board gaming. What a legend

  • Dexyn
    Dexyn 8 ай бұрын

    2 years ago, we were planning on going to an escape room, me and my 4 other friends. But the pandemic hit and unfortunately to this day, my local escape room remains closed.
    Still bummed about it.

  • Tapestry 6
    Tapestry 6  Жыл бұрын +1

    The cool part of the Escape room is the story line! Read all the instructions, and bring smart people with you :-)

  • Orange
    Orange  Жыл бұрын

    Can we just appreciate how Genius Mark Rober is.

  • Jinkstack S
    Jinkstack S 4 жыл бұрын +2098

    I went to an escape room where they went through the rules, one of which was “don’t anything in holes in the wall and don’t pull anything out”
    One of the puzzles literally involved putting your hand in a hole in the wall and pulling out a wooden plank, which we were stuck on for like 15 mins because we were told not to.

    • Spider-Man Can’t see
      Spider-Man Can’t see 2 жыл бұрын

      3NITROUT break down the whole wall

    • Tiffany Lastinger
      Tiffany Lastinger 3 жыл бұрын +1

      Poor design. I'm sorry

    • vibrantxsh
      vibrantxsh 3 жыл бұрын +5

      As an escape room employee, it gets so hard to know what specific word choices to say because moving furniture is a general no-no inside our rooms. However, one puzzle you have to flip over some mattresses in order to get the right numbers. I've resorted to saying "don't move any heavy furniture" and I make it my job to push my groups into letting them know that the mattresses are the only furniture objects that they should be moving. Honestly, it's really the game master's job to be aware of what you guys were thinking and it sounds like it was just a bad worker tbh. It's literally apart of my job description to not let groups struggle too too much on one thing for like 10 minutes or so, that's not fun for anyone.

    • Gabriela V
      Gabriela V 3 жыл бұрын +5

      Jinkstack S Yeah, I went to an escape room and they said no breaking anything and we didn’t escape because there was a key in a balloon which we didn’t know we could break or pop

    • Shantell Maron
      Shantell Maron 3 жыл бұрын

      Rosaline Carissa Averina i

  • Aleksandrovna
    Aleksandrovna 3 ай бұрын

    I remember one escape room where we had to solve the last clue. With the light to see something at the power box on wall, how we have to put the lever. Yea... We didn't even knew that we missed that suit, because we just looked at the Color of the cables which where different and we just put the lever with the red cables on. And so we looked the door. 😅🤣 Afterwards the worker told us that we missed two quizes and solved it in a way which wasn't planed. :'D

  • Random Mountain Biker
    Random Mountain Biker  Жыл бұрын +15

    Once I did an escape room with my mates and I just started fiddling with one of the locks to the next room and the door popped open.

  • Alexandra Cole
    Alexandra Cole 5 ай бұрын

    Honestly I knew most of these things except the roles. It blows my mind to think that one person doesn’t have to do any solving but still that person is the most important person to have.

  • David Ray
    David Ray  Жыл бұрын +4

    I once did an escape room about the Lost Dutchman mine, and me and my group finished it with 18 minutes to spare.

  • Christopher Roe
    Christopher Roe  Жыл бұрын +5861

    The people in my escape room are still in there a year later. My basement is a tough one I suppose

    • Terry-oke
      Terry-oke 2 ай бұрын


    • mha addict
      mha addict 7 ай бұрын


    • Zachyshows
      Zachyshows 11 ай бұрын

      Can you teach me, the Mongolian children keep leaving

    • Fledhyris Proudhon
      Fledhyris Proudhon  Жыл бұрын

      Sounds like you aren't giving them clues when they ask for them!

    • ashmi xd
      ashmi xd  Жыл бұрын

      yo its actually kinda boring down here. let us out now?

  • Jon Thornton
    Jon Thornton 6 ай бұрын +1

    You were definitely one of my favorite KZcliprs and after the video of your son you're definitely one of my favorite fathers. You may not realize it but sometimes people give up and your videos may have just saved somebody's life. I am forever grateful thank you.

  • Orlando Rodriguez
    Orlando Rodriguez 4 күн бұрын

    I'm getting ready to try my first escape room!

  • bagybachi
    bagybachi  Жыл бұрын

    Thanks for considering color blind people. You rock Mark!

  • L M C
    L M C 7 ай бұрын

    Finally got to put this to use. We beat the escape room!

  • Daniela Smith
    Daniela Smith 2 ай бұрын

    I've done only one escape room with a bunch of very smart and successful people who were about 5-10 years older than me. The problem was that I was plowing through the puzzles so fast that a couple people got offended and wouldn't listen to me anymore. I was being a bit cocky about it, but they decided it was better to assuage those people's egos and lose, rather than have them suck it up and let us win. I'm not without fault here either. They told me to quit doing so well, so I sulked quite a bit.

  • Monkey1n2
    Monkey1n2  Жыл бұрын +1

    I accidentally used a red herring as a guide and opened a motion lock in the one escape room I've tried and afterwards the person running it goes "I've never seen anyone come close to doing what you did to solve that"

  • Kaleigh Feldsted
    Kaleigh Feldsted  Жыл бұрын

    at one of my birthday parties my dad made a sort of puzzle for all the teams and he just threw in a lock with the keys attacked to it. this lock didn't lead to anything but we all thought we had to find a way to open it. after i found out that there was no point to it i was laughing so hard i was crying.

  • Lauren S
    Lauren S 9 ай бұрын

    I'm a gamemaster and these tips work great for all 8 games available at the escape place
    i work at.

  • Masked Death
    Masked Death 4 жыл бұрын +467

    A tip I found very important (loosely related to tip 10) - if you suspect something's broken, make sure to ask the guide. For example, if a flashlight gives very little light don't assume that's part of the challenge and instead ask if it's right and if they could replace the batteries. As Mark said, the point is for you to enjoy, so if there's a problem like that - don't hesitate to ask!

    • Leo Curious
      Leo Curious 4 жыл бұрын +1

      WD40 is not a good lubricant. Use some light oil.

    • Danny Leenders de enige echte uit Helmond!!!
      Danny Leenders de enige echte uit Helmond!!! 4 жыл бұрын +1

      WD40 now and then the lock

    • Elizabeth Stein
      Elizabeth Stein 4 жыл бұрын +22

      During my first and only escape room to date, the audio clues kept unintentionally cutting in and out and blinking lights would just stop working. The staff did confirm that it was a technical malfunction, and not a part of the puzzle. While we were searching the room for clues, one of my team members who hadn't paid any attention to our guide, opened the "I give up" clue box containing the solution leading to the next segment, and even that was wrong because the staff had failed to update the box when they updated the solutions and clues. It was the most bewilderingly esoteric experience of my life.

    • Florian Deimer
      Florian Deimer 4 жыл бұрын +24

      I am a guide for an escape room company and at the beginning I always say to the people, that they can talk with me all the time, if they are not sure if they are allowed to do something. Sometimes a keypad gets stuck, most of them are not intended to open and close 200 times a day, so we have to replace them quite often and usually a group finds a malfunction before we do 😅

    • Speed
      Speed 4 жыл бұрын +7

      Also, two of the people were veterans with escape rooms so I don't think I really did much.
      In essence, it was a bad match of people for me with a poorly designed room.

  • Lily Hanson
    Lily Hanson  Жыл бұрын +4

    “People tend to overanalyze and just go down a rabbit hole.”
    MatPat: “I have no such weaknesses.”

  • Ashlyn Grace
    Ashlyn Grace 8 ай бұрын

    I work at an escape room and I see so many people get hung up on little things and overthinking and while it is interesting to see peoples thoughts proses my biggest tip is just that sometimes things are just there for decoration the color of the walls probably don’t matter and the things that say do not touch mean don’t touch them (that last one is just my experience)

  • Chaitanya Agarwal
    Chaitanya Agarwal  Жыл бұрын +1

    Thanks a lot, I am going to an escape room tomorrow with my friends and I'm pretty sure this video will help me and my friends a lot.

    • natxie
      natxie  Жыл бұрын +1

      same haha

    CARSON MARTINEZ 3 ай бұрын

    when I'm sad I watch mark Rober to cheer me up

  • SodaDoesArson
    SodaDoesArson 2 жыл бұрын +9552

    *casually watches in quarantine with no chance of going to an escape room*

    • SK Facilities
      SK Facilities  Жыл бұрын

      Are your sure your not in one now?

    • Seb slides
      Seb slides  Жыл бұрын


    • T.H B3ATS
      T.H B3ATS  Жыл бұрын

      Escapes quarantine

    • lil_Ghost
      lil_Ghost  Жыл бұрын

      only watching this to escape my room

    • DonaldTrump1
      DonaldTrump1  Жыл бұрын

      A YEAR AGO WOW....

  • Hmm
    Hmm 7 ай бұрын

    Thanks for this lol! I’m going to an escape room with my friend, my crush and my other friends, I don’t want to disappoint lol.

  • NatedaNinja
    NatedaNinja  Жыл бұрын +1

    The best way to speed run an escape is to break enough stuff in the room till the staff kicks you out and threatens to call the cops

  • PandaFarron
    PandaFarron  Жыл бұрын

    I see why my group did great on our very first escape room lol. We had the fastest time they ever had and with the best ending as there was a story going on with a lot of drama

  • MH
    MH  Жыл бұрын

    I've found that writing the codes down when you can helps a ton. As you don't have to memorize them

  • Noticed Ninja
    Noticed Ninja 2 жыл бұрын +1105

    I'm a laurier brantford student, Scott is my professor, he's the real deal. He makes us watch this video for the escape rooms class. Im a long time fan of his channel and finding out that you know my prof and have literally been in my classroom is awesome! This literally made my day.

    • Bekka May
      Bekka May  Жыл бұрын +7

      Whats your program?

    • Aida Rene
      Aida Rene  Жыл бұрын +43

      THERES AN ESCAPE ROOM CLASS?? If they don't end up having that at UT Austin I'm going to be VERY disappointed

  • Aeron Knutson
    Aeron Knutson  Жыл бұрын +2

    Great tips! Should have watched your video before we did an Escape Room.

  • Clutching My Pearls
    Clutching My Pearls 7 ай бұрын

    EXCELLENT, my friend is turning 60 and wants an escape room for his birthday!!! We will now ROCK!!! Thanks so much.

  • Critter Whisperer
    Critter Whisperer  Жыл бұрын

    I’m doing my first ever escape room tomorrow so I care to look for tips on not being too crazy

  • Cinder Streaks
    Cinder Streaks 12 күн бұрын

    Doing an escape room with my friends next week, gonna study this in the mean time

  • Ben Glaser
    Ben Glaser 4 жыл бұрын +785

    I have done a few escape rooms and went to one with a couple friends. They decided to take it easy because there was just one room, surely there can't have that many puzzles, right? Well, as I suggested early on, turns out the bookshelf was hiding a second room. We only had 15 minutes left when it opened

    • shelby hamilton
      shelby hamilton 3 жыл бұрын

      Ben Glaser That happens to me and my friends once, but the after that, there was ANOTHER room. The door ended up not being locked by accident, so we just used force to open it. We got out with about a minute to spare. 😂

    • Meaghan Gura
      Meaghan Gura 3 жыл бұрын

      Some escape rooms have majority of their puzzles in the first rooms :)

    • Isabella Guerzoni
      Isabella Guerzoni 3 жыл бұрын

      I did one that the fireplace opened up and we had to crawl into the next room, I love escape rooms ❤️

    • Jessica Clepper
      Jessica Clepper 3 жыл бұрын

      I’ve been to the Nashville and mission to Mars Nashville had 3 rooms and mission had 3 rooms both were upper level. I don’t know if the lower level ones only have 2 or less rooms but we almost got out of each one by nearly solving the last puzzle so frustrating. Mission to Mars we almost lost by pressing a self destruct button (never hit the red button!!) lol red herring but that was a level 8 with Morse code, hieroglyphs color combos with shapes number codes in multiple areas it was insane. Had like 6 or 7 people.

    • Ariane *0*
      Ariane *0* 3 жыл бұрын

      Ben Glaser Woah thats cool !

  • JACA
    JACA 11 ай бұрын

    Thank you, it was very helpful! 👏👏😇

  • Lucky
    Lucky 3 ай бұрын +1

    True story first escape room I ever done I beat it with drum roll please 30 seconds remaining basically they complete the escape room you have to open the last box but I couldn’t get the key in it was very Jenkee I also didn’t use one of the tips and I forgot which key it was when I said it down so I had to try every single key and it had to be the last key that I tried😂

  • Ejiro Kirishima
    Ejiro Kirishima 8 ай бұрын

    (Capacity stuff) honestly yeah an escape room I had could have like 8 people. Me and 2 of my friends did it (A.) very quickly and (B.) while having a great time.

  • RichDC
    RichDC 8 ай бұрын

    Watching this video confirms my intuition that I wouldnt find escape rooms fun.

  • Maya Schutz
    Maya Schutz 3 жыл бұрын +4043

    * watches this alone in my room with no escape rooms even remotely near my area*

  • harry_bleakley
    harry_bleakley  Жыл бұрын +3

    please do more of these videos!! they’re amazing

  • Martyn channel
    Martyn channel 8 ай бұрын

    I always think of how many arguments and major fallouts these escape rooms must cause with everyone saying and thinking different things and people wanting to do things different etc