Our team of escape room novices go up against the Assassin in the Pub.

At IQ Group, we come to work every day with one purpose – to educate and advance the way Superfunds can support their members. But the workplace is about more than just the job, it’s also about the people you work with.

One of the ways we build trust and bonds between our staff is through fun, regular team-building activities. Our staff get to enjoy a regular range of fun activities organised by our talented Social Club. Over the past year, we have participated in some amazing lunches at restaurants around the CBD, an elegant evening on the Vivid Cruise, a hilarious night at Kinky Boots in the Capitol Theatre, and most recently, a cryptic evening at Escape Hunt Sydney.

To our dismay, we had found all lower difficulty rooms were sold out, meaning our group of enthusiastic Escape Room novices would have to try their luck with an advanced room – The Assassin in the Pub. With two Assassin-themed rooms available, we split into two groups to see who could make it out first!

Based on the real-life Razor Gang’s of 1920’s Sydney, we had to solve a series of clues to identify the killer of Bruhn, a Razor Gang leader.

We were handed out walkie-talkies to contact the Game Master for help, leaving us feeling like a group of true agents on a mission. With 60 minutes on the clock to solve some creative puzzles and physical tasks to reveal clues, the team got to work. The room was very professionally run, with an ambiance that took you back in time – and we thankfully found had a good set of puzzles for amateurs as well!

But after 60 minutes of laughs and cryptic clues – and neither of our two teams escaping – the hunt was over.

Here is what some of the team players had to say about the experience:

A really enjoyable experience with colleagues. Not only did we get to apply our collective intellect to some tricky non-super problems, but it was enlightening to see how well everyone worked together and you got a real sense of everyone’s hidden talents and strengths.

When you are in a group of BA’s it was fun to take a step back and watch the analytical brains at work- truly inspiring. In our group – yes the Sicilian did it (we picked him the moment we walked in the room) and without the slight hiccup with the bottles (no pun intended) I think we would have got out of there with minutes to spare.

Wouldn’t mind doing another one!

-Leigh Bell

I wasn’t sure what to expect but was curious about the Escape Hunt challenge – it turned out to be a great experience. A group of 5 of us got the opportunity to work together to solve the very cryptic puzzles to try to get out of the room in the time provided. We didn’t get out but I’m sure if we did it again we definitely would!

-Lillian Wade