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Personalities In An Escape Room

Think you can’t contribute in an escape game? Not true! There are different personalities present on a team and each is needed for a successful escape! Which one sounds most like you?

Apr 27, 20216 min read

Anecia Ascalon
Anecia Ascalon
Team Building Expert

Playing An Escape Room Is Always An Epic Experience. But Beating An Escape Room Is A Team Effort!

No matter the chosen adventure, all players serve as valuable assets working to complete the mission! Everyone gets a chance to be the hero!

Think you can’t contribute in an escape game? Not true! There are different personalities present on a team and each is needed for a successful escape! Which one sounds most like you?


The Spotter

Quick-thinking and highly-observant, The Spotter is often the first to frantically search a room! They’re skilled at noticing out-of-place objects and identifying important items.

Spotters are great at detecting details and collecting items essential for solving puzzles! These team members are the first to start opening drawers, taking pictures off of the walls, searching under rugs, and noticing suspicious objects. Teammates look to the Spotter to get the ball rolling in any new room with a fresh set of clues.

Says things like…

  • “Look, there are numbers hidden in the paintings!”
  • “These bars match the poster on that wall!”

Real life signs of The Spotter

  • hardly ever loses their phone or keys
  • great with directions
  • enjoys visual games like Pictionary or Code Names
  • remembers the little things, like birthdays or obscure historical facts


The Communicator

The Communicator is the person in the room who keeps the clue-cracking conversation going. Players can always count on them to announce when a new discovery has been made!

They easily keep everyone on the same page by relaying information back and forth between team members. Communicators excel at ensuring each player understands what is currently going on and that no one is stuck trying to decipher a clue that has already been used.

Says things like…

  • “Have we used this code yet? Yes? Ok, that code is done!”
  • “I’m making a pile of puzzle pieces over here. Whenever you find more, put them here!”

Real life signs of The Communicator

  • great at telling engaging stories
  • always replies to texts
  • chatty and extraverted
  • loves word games like Taboo! or Scattergories


The Brain

The Brain has a mind for analytics and is adept at discovering patterns, solving challenges, and cracking codes! They are the master of puzzles, and teammates can look to them after getting stuck with undecipherable clues.

Brains are the people who have a wealth of knowledge on topics ranging from science and math to history and geography. That prior knowledge often helps solve puzzles! The Brains propose solutions and offer analytical insight to their teammates.

Says things like…

  • “These symbols each represent a different letter that will unscramble the code!”
  • “I think we should arrange the mirrors so that the laser can point into that hole over there!”

Real life signs of The Brain

  • enjoys thinking games like crossword puzzles, chess, and Sudoku
  • loves to be right
  • often correctly predicts the end of movies
  • not afraid of a challenge


The Orchestrator

The Orchestrator is like the conductor of an orchestra, seamlessly weaving together the moving parts of a team! They can easily remember a multitude of complex information and hold tabs on the team’s progress.

Orchestrators are skilled at delegating tasks and ensuring teammates attempt solving several puzzles at once in order to maximize time.

Juggling team members, clues, and unsolved puzzles, Orchestrators stay focused on the clock and keep the team moving. Their talents for organization, delegation, and strategy are essential to any team!

Says things like…

  • “Kyle, you’re good at math! Can you work out this puzzle?”
  • “Olivia, try using this pattern to figure out which color goes with what letter!”

Real life signs of The Orchestrator

  • great multitaskers and big picture thinkers
  • loves encouraging their friends
  • not afraid to speak up when they see something wrong
  • enjoys complex games like Poker and Rummy


The Tinkerer

Naturally curious, The Tinkerer has the patience and perspective to view a challenge from different angles until they arrive at that “aha!” moment. While others might get frustrated when they’re unable to solve a puzzle on the first try, Tinkerers don’t get discouraged. They keep fiddling and trying new things until they finally figure it out!

Tinkerers are patient and persistent in the face of obstacles, and don’t let themselves or their team be discouraged by failure. They think of new solutions like, turning off the lights or checking underneath previously overlooked objects. The Tinkerers’ willingness to keep trying until they figure out a solution makes them an invaluable asset to any team!

Says things like…

  • “Oh! I think we were looking at those symbols upside down!”
  • “We haven’t tried putting the pieces in this order yet!

Real life signs of The Tinkerer

  • Can be a perfectionist
  • Always keeps a positive attitude
  • Follows through on their word
  • Enjoys long-haul games like Monopoly and Scrabble

With all these personality types working together, any team is sure to successfully complete the mission AND have fun!

Now that you’ve assembled your team, check out our Ultimate Guide on How to Beat an Escape Room!