In our growing industry, we hear stories about people setting record speed escapes through sheer luck all the time. Guessing a four-letter combination code on the third attempt is something we have seen before, and is certainly not something which a host could predict. Similarly, we’ve also heard of cases where power cuts force door locks open, securing the escape of patrons through a means which completely ruins the effect of escape houses. While issues like these might be mitigated through expensive means, the chances of these occurring in the first place are so incredibly low that going through the effort is almost a guaranteed waste.
That said, there have also been many cases where outsiders had heard of lucky escapes and attempted to follow the same courses of action in an attempt to capture a remnant of that good fortune for themselves. While we have seen a person guess a combination lock answer, we have also seen people waste their entire allotted time in an escape room trying fruitlessly to do the same. This isn’t just the case for escape rooms either, as there are many cases of people trying to repeat previous actions in order to try to repeat the outcome, even when it doesn’t make sense. True randomness, by its very nature, is not something which can reliably be overcome. But, then, randomness, as it turns out, is often not truly random after all.