Solve the riddles, find the clues, read the maps, shoot the films, snap the photos, beat the others – be creative – have fun!
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The Quest Challenge
The Quest Challenge is a treasure hunt that works well both as part of a meeting or conference agenda or as a stand-alone team building activity.
Working in teams the challenge is to find hidden clues, seek out information about the venue or local area, solve riddles, take photographs, shoot film, meet celebrities, try foods, find ‘treasures’ and have as much fun as possible.
It is also a great way to see and get to know a town, city, area or venue.
How it Works
We start by putting the delegates into teams and briefing them.
The task – as with all treasure hunts – is to follow clues to find key locations at which points the teams must either answer a question, collect something, take a photo, shoot a film, compose a song, meet a stranger …etc!
The first thing teams must do is plan their strategy as in our Quest Challenges there is always more to do than can be achieved in the time given.
There are two formats:
We give each team printed clue sheets – wide format polaroid Fuji Instax Cameras, Maps, compass, rucksack etc . Polaroid pictures are fantastic as they capture instantly and uniquely a moment in time and create instant mementos of the day. They also require much more thought and planning as Polaroid film is limited to 20 exposures – It’s a whole different ball game!
We give each team equipment as above but this time they get an Ipad tablet with unlimited 4G data and GPS – Geo located clues instead of clue sheet, maps and Polaroids. Once they have worked out each clue – the ipad will automatically pop up their question or task when they get within 50 yards of the designated co-ordinates.
Film and photos are automatically downloaded to ‘central control’ and are displayed after the event.
In both versions – different questions and tasks carry different points.Maximum bonus points are awarded for fun but challenging tasks such as
- Photographing another team without them knowing
- Filming or photographing the team performing a human Pyramid (must be with a member of the public)
- Capturing the team with a set of bearded identical twins
- Meeting a celebrity – proof required
Teams must complete as many questions and tasks as they can and then the event finishes at a pre-determined finishing point (often a pub or restaurant) where war stories are swapped, photos displayed, films watched, prizes handed out and of course a well earned drink enjoyed.
This activity can last a half day or full day and we have them already set up in cities and locations all over the world. (We also are happy to set up new routes in any location with as little as three days notice)
Learning & Development Outcomes
- Creative Thinking
- Problem Solving
- Team Work
- Time Management