Modern Slavery: Victor’s Story


Welcome to our escape room which we call Victor’s Story. The room you are about to enter is part of an on-going investigation into modern slavery. Several victims of modern slavery have recently been held in this room against their will.

One of the victims, a man called Victor, recently managed to somehow escape, and was picked up by the police after calling the modern slavery helpline (swap this for a modern slavery helpline in your own country). He has agreed to assist the police with their investigation and is being looked after in secure accommodation. Don’t worry, the people alleged to have held him against his will are currently in police custody. You are here today to uncover any evidence of criminal activity and try to explain how Victor managed to escape.


As in any other escape room game, the object of Victor’s Story is to escape from a locked room in as short a time as possible.

In order to achieve this, players must solve a series of clues and puzzles that point them towards the game’s solution. Player’s will have a maximum of 45-minutes to complete the activity.


Victor's Story: How-to Guide

The Victor’s Story how-to guide provides background information, details of the materials you will require, advice on how to set the room up, and run it.


Victor’s Diary

Victor’s Diary acts as a thread throughout the escape room experience, telling Victor’s story.

Key Take-aways


Whilst playing Victor’s Story, it is hoped that the players will enjoy the escape room experience and become better educated about the lives of those people who are imprisoned by modern slavery and, in particular, forced labour. These crimes are globally systemic.


According to a report by the International Labour Organisation and Walk Free Foundation, approximately 40.3 million people were the victims of modern slavery in 2016.


Of these, 24.9 million people, almost the entire population of Australia, were thought to be the victims of forced labour and made to work in often physically strenuous roles for little, if any, recompense via threats and coercion from individuals, criminal gangs, and even state authorities who all profit from the activity.


Unfortunately, it is a sad fact that that at least some of the food and clothes that each of us purchase will have been created by means of forced labour somewhere within the production chain meaning that we also, as private citizens, benefit from these illegal activities, albeit indirectly.

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