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Small Time Criminals: Bank Job Escape Room

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Published July 27th 2016
Dodge the guard. Steal everything. Don't get caught

Pop Up Playground have just unveiled their latest immersive live-game experience, 'Small Time Criminals'.

This brand new immersive experience places you and up to 5 friends in a secure two-story building, with the single task of working together to steal valuables from a corrupt investment bank.

It's your one last job before going straight and you'll have to super sleuth your way over two floors, sifting through the files and evidence to uncover who the real criminals are.

The digital puzzles and environmental challenges are all played in a simulated real-world environment. The building itself was formerly a bank and features realistic props and set dressing and actors make up patrolling security guards or intermediaries, creating a thrilling, exciting and interactive environment for players.

Over the 1 hour, you and your band of thieves have to figure out where the valuables are located, how to access them and which ones might be worth the most. There's no correct way to approach the game - which valuables to steal, and in what order, is completely up to you and your group. This allows you and your group to try different strategies when you crack safes, avoid laser trip wires and hack computers - but keep a lookout for the guards!

The game experience itself takes about an hour, with an additional half an hour for briefing, debriefing and scoring, so allow 90 minutes for your session (please arrive 5 minutes before the start time). You don't need to bring anything with you, except your wits! Though for safety reasons, all players must wear close-toed shoes.

Book now and get your crew together for one last heist! Prices are as follows:

One player $150

Two players $75 each ($150 total)

Three players $60 each ($180 total)

Four players $50 each ($200 total)

Five or six players $40 each ($200 to $240)

Click here to make a booking.

For more information on Small Time Criminals, please visit

Pop Up Playground is an Australian Live Games design company. They have made live games and immersive experiences since 2011, for companies and cultural organisations including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, The State Library of Victoria, The City of Melbourne, Freeplay independent games festival, Come Out and Play: New York, White Night Festival Melbourne, Bell Shakespeare, w00t festival in Copenhagen, The village festival in North Fitzroy and Falls, Fire Hazard UK, Serious Business UK, VicHealth and the Melbourne Football Club. They also coordinate Fresh Air, Melbourne's Festival of Live Games at Federation Square and are partnered with the SAE/Qantm college.

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Where: 641 Plenty Rd, Preston
Cost: From $40 per person
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