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8 Types of Escape Room Players and How You Can Take Those to Your Advantage

When it comes to learning how to escape from an escape room, one of the most common problems that first time escape room goers make is not taking the time to form a solid team of people with a wide variety of interests and skill levels. 

As such, here at Escapology, we created a list of the 8 types of escape room players and how you can take those to your advantage. This way, even you would have a chance to escape from any of our rooms. 

The Leader 

Pretty much the Captain Kirk on board the famous Escapology Enterprise, the leader is someone who is wise, gets input from his (or her) teammates, and strategies so that he/she can help the team escape from the room(s) in time as opposed to bossing them around. 

While the leader may seem like an intimidating character, don’t let his/her ambitious attitude bother you. Instead, go with the flow and take what the leader says with a grain of salt. After all, even leaders can be wrong sometimes. 

The Detail Oriented person 

Often regarded as “second-in-command” to the leader , the detail-oriented person is one who thoroughly inspects the room for any hidden clues and puzzle pieces while taking the leader’s ambitious attitude with a grain of salt.

Although the detail oriented person may appear like a “deer with headlights” while inspecting the room, do not underestimate the power of his/her keen vision. You never know if his/her vision would come in handy while searching for the missing numbers on board.  

The Time Keeper 

Otherwise referred to as the White Rabbit of the group, the timekeeper is the one who constantly keeps track of the time. Whether it be before, during, or after the escape room, the keeper is there to make sure that no one is late for their important dates. 

Although most escape rooms such as ours have a clock that users can keep track of the time every fifteen minutes or so, at the same time, it doesn’t hurt to have your own personal time keeper. So please, use your time-keeper wisely as you and your team escape to victory. 

The Costume Designer 

Often regarded as one of the most underrated players of the escape room bunch, the costume designer is one who helps the team better immerse themselves into the situation by designing appropriate costumes for them. 

 This way, as the team solves the riddles on board the famous (or should we say, infamous?) trans-European Budapest Express, they would be better able to participate, despite the fact that the game itself is notoriously known to be difficult. 

If you would like some ideas on how to design your own costumes for your next Escapology visit, then be sure to check out our previous article, 4 Fun and Creative, DIY Group Costume Ideas Perfect for your next Escape Room Experience.

The Lock Keeper 

Considered one of the most important players of the group, the lock keeper is the one who keeps track of the locks found throughout the room. This way, finding clues and solving puzzles would be much easier. 

For tips on how to recognize and utilize different escape room locks, please read our previous article, Escape Room Primer: Understanding Escape Room Locks.

The Clue Searcher

Similar to the detail oriented person, the clue searcher is the one who searches around the room for clues (even when the item doesn’t obviously 

The Riddle Solver

Otherwise referred to as “The Know-It-All”, the riddle solver may appear to be a very annoying character, especially when he/she says, “Well actually!”

 However, once you get to know him/her, the riddle solver will be your very best escape room friend for life.   

Usually, this person is very good at Math and logic puzzles. 

The Inventory Keeper 

Though often regarded as “the hoarder” of the group, the inventory keeper is one who keeps track of all of the items found and collected throughout the room, similar to the lock keeper. 

You and him/her should get along just fine. 


Obviously, this is not the only way to create the perfect escape room group. However, it should give you an idea as to how escape room groups work. 

In the meantime fellow readers, what did you think of our tips? Can you think of some other roles for future escape room goers? Please let us know on any of our social media pages!