1. Make sure to communicate with your team
When playing an escape room game, it isn't about who can shout the loudest or who can play the boss. You need to work with your team to solve all the puzzles by listening and communicating effectively. By communicating your ideas, including what you can hear and see, then this can greatly boost your team's knowledge and increase your chances of winning. Some might find it easy to work on it alone, thinking that their teammates might slow down the progress, but this will just cause problems and confusion.
Furthermore, escape room teams work effectively when they take on everything simultaneously. Hence, if a member has a quirky idea yet a reasonable one, it is better to listen to them and give it a try. As long as it's not a bad idea and it is reversible, who knows it might just be a step closer to the key.