If you love finding your way out of a video game, or tackling tough puzzles, you need to take your enjoyment out into the world. You need to get involved in escape room games. If you've never heard of escape room games, they're a great real-world way of interacting with people while trying to literally escape from a room. During the game, you'll need to solve riddles and puzzles, and piece evidence together to find your way out of the room. The problem is that many people enter the escape room with out preparing themselves for the experience. Unfortunately, that can leave people stuck in the room for a very long time. If you and your friends are venturing into an escape room for the first time, here are three simple steps you can take to find your way out.

Don't be Afraid to Touch Things

When you enter the escape room, you'll find that the space is decorated like a real room. However, what you might not realize is that just about everything in the room can be used to help you solve the puzzle. In fact, some of the pieces may actually contain clues that you'll need. While you're in the room, don't be afraid to touch things. Pick them up and turn them over. Open drawers and look inside. Look under tables. If you're not sure if something is bolted down, lift it up. If you can move it, chances are good that a clue is hidden in, on, or under it.

Get Good at Multi-tasking

When you're exploring an escape room, try not to get stuck on one certain area of the room. If you do that, you may find out that you don't have enough time to explore the rest of the room. Go ahead and study something for a few minutes. If you get stuck on it, move to something else. You might find that multi-tasking lets you take your mind off something long enough to find the answer. If you're totally stuck on something in the room, it's okay to ask for a hint. It's better to ask for help than to be stuck on something when time runs out.

Communicate with Your Group

When you're in the escape room, you'll be working with a group to solve the puzzle. Make sure you communicate with your group. You may find that one of your group members has the answer to something you're trying to solve, or vice versa.