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What are the Four Main Escape Room Roles?

Taking part in an escape room game is a great way to get to know everyone playing over the course of but a single hour...
2021.03.02.

Taking part in an escape room game is a great way to get to know everyone playing over the course of but a single hour. You can all bond, to a certain degree, and the shared experience will stay with you until you all get together and play another game. In order to best make your escape within the allotted time limit, you'll all have to work together. This requires great communication, but can also be fostered through each member being assigned a different role within the structure of the game. By categorizing the team, it might speed up the game-play, as well as allowing each individual member to shine at their own given activity. 

What Are the Four Main Escape Room Roles?

We would suggest that it's a good idea to divide the team up according to the following jobs:

The Seeker

This player is tasked with finding the hidden stuff. All games have a number of puzzles and clues, but many of them are hidden from view. The seeker's job is to charge into the room and start to frantically search for stuff. For this job, you'll be needing a "visual" person, someone who's good at the fine details. The person who notices the clues that are not even slightly obvious to us regular folk. If you choose the right seeker, then you're already halfway to solving the room. He's without a doubt the most important person in the room, as without these hidden clues you will have nothing to do. Once they find something, all they need to do is drop it on the table, and then go off to search some more. 

The Thinker

OK...so the seeker is bringing up clues and puzzles. But they'll need solving. For the thinker, you'll be needing someone with a logical way of thinking. They must be the type who thinks outside the box, so to speak. They will have to be able t make connections between things, that at first sight, appear totally unconnected. Though there are some puzzles that require a visual mindset, the thinker's job is to make logical connections as quickly as possible, thus allowing the rest of the steam to steam ahead to the next puzzles.

The Expert

This is someone who has a vast range of general knowledge under their belt. Most games don't require any specialist knowledge, so you're going to want a person who has a lot of trivia for all different sources. These people are great at making connections that rely on some more obscure facts. Because they are normally very well-read, making sense of clues through stories or cultural facts is going to e easier for them.

The Manager

Every team, no matter what the industry, will need a person who coordinates everyone. This is essential in ensuring that no two clues are being tackled at the same time, or that a clue that has already been completed, isn't now been worked on again. The manager isn't necessarily the team leader. He just oversees the whole exercise.

Are There Other Roles?

There are as many roles as there are members of your team. Each one, by working as an individual, can help speed up the whole game-play process. Some of these roles are:

The Actor: Able to fully immerse themselves in the theme and thereby discover new and important things
The Muscle: If there's anything of size to tackle, then having some muscle will be a great help.
The Mover: Someone who's super-quick at going through paper-work, draws, filing cabinets, or books. 

You can assign roles based on previous experience, or just by asking who feels they are better suited to each role. There will still be a lot of overlap in the action but provided everyone makes an effort to work within the parameters of their role, then the game should go at an even greater pace, than if they were simply working alone or as a team without goals. We suggest that you agree on the player's roles before you enter the game, so as to save valuable time.
 

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