October Outing for the Web Team

At Spiria, every team is allocated a budget to organize activities. This allows team members to hang out outside of the office and have discussions that have nothing to do with needs analysis, unit testing or fixing bugs.

For its October outing, the Web team started its adventure at Poutineville. What’s better that a Pogo Poutine, a Three Meat Hat Trick or the famous Poutineville with its comforting braised beef! The red wine sauce will have anyone begging for more!

However, the highlight of the evening was the Échappe-toi escape game, which revolves around observations, enigmas, codes and puzzles. The game is a hit in Asia and has been gaining popularity in Montréal.

The concept is quite simple: in teams of 4 to 6, we are locked away in a room, the jail cell of famous gangster Al Patraz. The goal of the game is to gather all the clues that Al Patraz took 20 years hiding in order to escape… in 1 hour. For those of you who love Indiana Jones or The Da Vinci Code, you will love this game!

The game is completed adapted to families, groups of friends and work teams. It is not only perfect for us self-proclaimed gamers and geeks, but it’s also a great team building activity. All team members have to apply creative ingenuity to solve the mystery. Approximately 3% of participants are able to break out of jail. Unfortunately, our two teams were not able to gain their freedom, but we did complete 90% of the task.

Time spent inside the cell went by quickly. The feeling of immersion and animation was fantastic. The guard communicated with us from time to time, in order to help us out or simply stress us out by reminding us of how much time we had left.

Organizers are ecstatic about the growing popularity of the game. They are preparing a “crime scene” version for next month. We can’t wait to see what the next activity has in store for us! 

Click here to make your reservation: www.echappetoi.com.