Assassin

Into Giving fills the Brighton office with suspicion in … Assassin, a game of Human Cluedo The past two weeks…

Assassin

20 Jul 2017

Into Giving fills the Brighton office with suspicion in … Assassin, a game of Human Cluedo

The past two weeks have seen the Brighton office filled with an air of secrecy and deception, but all for a good cause! The Brighton Into Giving team launched the game of Assassin, with players across all three floors scheming to assassinate their first ‘hit’.

It started by each player being given an envelope with their first ‘hit’ and the game went on from there. Some were very quick to be caught out, Into Giving’s Chris Walker himself being one of the first. Chris, being the gentleman that he is, was easily fooled by coins being dropped on the floor - a coin being the weapon to take him out of the game - and bent to help pick them up.

I made my first ‘hit’ on the very first day, catching Zoe Zhu, with a brochure at her desk and then didn’t make my next and then final hit until the last hour of the game. Ultimately the last hit meant I was the joint winner of the game. My joint win (through little work of my own) highlights the precarious nature of the game. Watching your colleagues conspire and manoeuvre their way through the contest, assassinating player after player and some players even giving themselves up, only to have someone swoop in at the last minute, assassinate you and make off with all your hit cards.

Now, after a fortnight of wondering whether colleagues were friend or foe, all players can relax once more and calm is restored to the office, and after all is done the money made from the entry fee is a welcome boost towards Into Giving’s fund-raising efforts. Raising a total of £127 which will be matched and will go towards Into Giving’s projects around the world.’