At Time Lapse Escape Rooms, we have a strong dislike for Red Herrings !!!
For those of you who are not familiar with the term Red Herrings, they are simply items placed in an escape room that are not part of solving a puzzle. They have the effect of distracting you in finding clues and solving puzzles.
Some escape rooms use Red Herrings in their design to make their rooms more difficult. At Time Lapse, instead of using Red Herrings, we design our puzzles to the level of difficulty we want to achieve. We find this makes our rooms much more enjoyable and less frustrating. The last thing players want to do is spend their precious time on something that is not in play.
This is not to say that we don’t place items in a room that are not in play. What we do is place one of our Time Lapse stickers on the items not in play and explain this in the game master’s intro. This way you can get the effect of the item as a prop without the frustration of wasting your time with it.
At Time Lapse Escape Rooms we design our rooms with you in mind. We feel that there is no good reason to frustrate our players with these distractions that will waste your valuable time and slow down your progress in the game.
You will never see the use of a Red Herring in one of Time Lapse Escape Rooms designs. This we guarantee.
Happy escaping everyone !!!