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While there are tons of ways to have fun with family and friends, visiting the best escape rooms London is absolutely something you should not miss out. This type of game mainly revolves around unique concepts and missions that players can choose from. Players will then have to find clues and solve the puzzles in order to win and escape the room. The best part about it is that everyone can master it.
So whether you a regular escape room player or a first time, here are some things you should take into consideration when playing.
Choose your escape room goal
Since an escape room is a group activity, make sure to have one goal that you and your teammates will focus on. Do you just want to have a good time? Or you’re planning to win big? Having a player group with mixed motives can lead to stress and even arguments. In mixed groups containing both kinds of players, the “speed players” often feel frustrated by the slower pace of the “for fun” players, and the “for fun” players can feel pressured and rushed by the “speed players”. Deciding what style of play the group will utilise can prevent problems ahead of the game.
If you’re planning to dominate an escape room after a fancy dinner out, maybe bring a change of clothes. Otherwise, wear clothes that will allow you to move comfortably. You don’t want to miss solving a puzzle that required you to sit on the ground because you can’t afford to ruin your dress. Escape rooms are usually pretty clean environments, so that’s not really a concern.
Pay attention to your escape room introduction
Most of the best escape rooms London have information they have to convey to players before the players begin their game. These details can usually be in verbal, video, audio or written form. These intros usually include two different types of information: general safety and rules, as well as the introduction to the storyline of the room.
Storyline intros are useful to all kinds of players. Many of them explain the specifics of the goal your group must achieve to win the game. Many owners incorporate helpful hints or clues into their storyline introduction. So if you do not want to miss out on any clues or hints, make sure to pay attention to everything inside the room.
Divide and conquer to search
One of the best tactics in playing an escape room game is to split up your group and have each one of you and your teammates check every corner of the room for clues or hints. This helps make sure that the room is thoroughly inspected, and helps prevent the case where certain areas are overlooked, and certain other areas are repetitively combed over.
Work efficiently and be proactive
Escape rooms are not a spectator event. If you aren’t contributing to solving a particular puzzle, try to move on to another one! Tackle the hard puzzle that everyone else gave up on. Rotate back through the room and double-check whenever you can. Sometimes, a fresh pair of eyes is all that’s needed. Remember that missing out hidden clues might cause you to lose the game.
Bring a wristwatch
A wristwatch is potentially the only thing you’re allowed to bring into an escape room and use during the game. It will let you keep an eye out for exactly how much time is left, which is very helpful when the game does not provide a clock or only provides a clock in one of the rooms. Also, you never know when you will need a source of light to shine on a dimly-lit lock, right?
Don’t be afraid to lose
Some of the most satisfying escape rooms were ones where you failed to escape. The game is a lot more fun when you solve puzzles genuinely and don’t rush chaotically to finish the game. These games can be hard but are also simultaneously fun and immensely satisfying. Enjoy yourselves, and embrace the game and your friends, not the outcome, and you will have lots of fun!
Having a great time and just enjoying the escape room adventure is always its main goal. Embrace the challenge, but arguments with teammates over a game has a way of sucking the fun right out of everything. Don’t take life too seriously. You will never escape it alive anyway!
Going on an escape room adventure is definitely something you and your group will not regret. But of course, aside from having fun, winning the game should never be excluded in your goals. So whether you and your group are booking the best escape rooms London for a short activity or perhaps a social event, you might want to consider the above-mentioned tips first.
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After 20+ books (and counting!) in a series, what's an author to do? Well, if you have the dog food bills that David Rosenfelt must have (seriously, check out the photos on his website or Facebook page of the dogs he and his wife shelter), you create a spin-off. I found myself comparing the books a lot in the paragraphs that follow—I won't make a habit out of it as the series progresses, but I kept comparing them as I read, so that's how I think of the book. I hope it doesn't get too tiring.
In 2019's Dachshund Through the Snow, we met Former Paterson NJ police officer Corey Douglas and his German Shepherd partner, Simon Garfunkel. At the end of that novel, Corey had decided to join forces with Laurie and Marcus to form a detective agency. This is their first case—and what a way to start!
Longtime Andy Carpenter antagonist, the harsh, yet fair, Judge Henry Henderson (aka Hatchet) hires the team to look into a blackmailer trying to pressure the judge into something. He doesn't know what the blackmailer wants yet, but he knows there's enough to damage (probably fatally!) his career. The arrangement they enter into means that Andy won't be able to try a case before Hatchet again—which bummed me out, he wasn't a constant presence in those novels, but a frequent one—probably the only judge's name I recognized. I enjoyed watching Andy squirm around the judge.
But now, it's Hatchet's turn to squirm. The blackmailers (well, potential blackmailers—he's quick to note they haven't actually broken the law yet), have some manufactured evidence to make it look like he's crooked. He's not, and has enough of a reputation and goodwill to weather the storm. Probably. But the hint of scandal would taint his record and probably force him off the bench.
So, Corey, Laurie, and Marcus get to work—looking into cases the judge presided over and could be alleged to have influenced. Before long, the threats get more real and bodies start appearing (or, disappearing, in some cases). And well, that's really all I can safely say. But fans of the Andy Carpenter books will be familiar with the way things play out—and new readers will be entertained by it, too.
Marcus doesn't do much more (especially on the dialogue front) in The K Team than he does in a typical Andy Carpenter book, he's basically an unintelligible superhuman (yeah, the jokes about the protagonist's inability to understand him are of the same genus as the ones in the Carpenter novels, but they're a different species coming from Corey—I was surprised at how refreshing that was). I think he probably gets a little more space devoted to him than he typically gets, but he does basically what we're used to seeing. There are a couple of exceptions, including what I believe is the longest hand-to-hand fight scene we've seen from him.
Even Laurie isn't featured as much as I expected. Actually, that's an understatement. I assumed that this would be Laurie's series with a couple of sidekicks—or maybe an equally Laurie and Corey series with Marcus showing up to do his thing every now and then. Maybe a third person kind of thing alternating between focusing on each character. But no, this is first person from Corey's POV—so we get a lot of Laurie, but most of what she did was off-screen, only teaming up with Corey for bigger moments or to discuss what they'd done together. It's not what I expected, but I can live with it (I just wish she'd get to shine a bit more).
So, Corey...we get to know him a bit better here than we did in his first appearance, obviously. He's single—deliberately—and very devoted to Simon (but not the same way that Andy is to Tara), they worked together and are now shifting to a new career together. Corey's a bit more willing to leave Simon out of some of the action than say, Bernie Little is (eager, occasionally, for Simon's safety). He's a movie buff—a little bit of a nerd about them, it seems—and I look forward to seeing this more. He's good at his job, still a straight arrow (the kind of cop he was), but is discovering that he's more willing to color outside the lines than he thought. I'm looking forward to getting to know him better.
The humor is a similar style to the one employed in the Andy Carpenter books, but it's not Andy's voice in a different body. Corey is distinctive, but fans of the one will tend to enjoy the other. That's half the point (maybe 70% of the point) of a spin-off, right? Similar, but not equal—that applies for the voice, the humor, and the story.
If you've never read an Andy Carpenter book, don't worry. Just think of this as the good idea it is—a team of PI's working together instead of a lone operator with an occasional side-kick. A trio is so rare in the PI fiction biz that I can't wait to see it at work more in future installments. I enjoyed this enough that I'm ready to read the next two at least. There was so much set-up to The K Team that Rosenfelt almost had to shoe-horn the plot around it. This was a good intro to the series, but I'm looking forward to seeing what Rosenfelt has in store for the team now that he's been able to establish things.
Disclaimer: I received this eARC from St. Martin's Press via NetGalley in exchange for this post—thanks to both for this.