We do not like to ask for your help. We often watch the hidden cameras, and all you need to do is press a button to get a staffer to send you a clue. You do not have to be afraid to ask for help. This is just a game. When we got stuck, no one was scared to say no to us. We also tend to think things over and may miss out on some clues that are staring us right in the face.
We eventually did ask for some help. We spent a lot of time working on a clue that dealt with a piano and needed some assistance. The attendant was a little on the smug and thought we were a bunch of idiots that should have known better. She pointed out something obvious and seemed to be amused watching us struggle. We had this thought in mind early and moved on. We had the idea but did not follow through on it. We should have given this idea some more though and explore it more.
Letting go of an idea can have negative results. Number One Escape Room for example is a game room full of clues and ideas. I spend 10 minutes looking at a collection of creepy dolls and was sure that one of them held the key that I needed to escape. There were no keys in the dolls. I found myself looking at the same items over and over like something was magically going to appear from them. At least I was not alone. People in the rooms tear props to pieces looking for what they need. There were several signs at Las Vegas Escape Games that told us not to take anything apart. After playing this game for a while, the warning started to make sense. (http://www.numberoneescaperoom.com for more information)
We were only hurting ourselves in this room. We work well are a group, but our stress affected us as individuals. The team became uncomfortable sharing ideas with each other. One member though the room was so creepy that she just about shut down. I got mad at myself for not being able to solve the puzzle at hand. I should have figured out that this puzzle. These became distractions to the given task.
The post room interview was helpful. One person later said he should have pushed back more in the chamber. He wanted to stand up for his argument and not be afraid to speak up.
This post room meeting gave us some time to talk and to share what was going on in our heads. It seemed that in the escape room while we were all physically together we could not have been more apart. I do like participating in the escape chambers. I also like talking about the experience with the other participants once we can get out. When spending even an hour in a creepy room, it can do wonders for relationships and get along with others. This hour can have more impact than moths of conversations.