ClueGo treasure hunt based team building

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ClueGo treasure hunt based team building

The hottest day of 2016, and at the London Eye I am all set for ClueGo, an experience that I have been promised is sure to be an action-packed ‘treasure hunt’ team building game.

 Following our briefing, (health and safety etc) we were split into 2 teams, Each team gets a pre-loaded iPad for each team and a deadline to get back to the London Eye. It is important not  to miss our deadline or we will miss our trip with Thames Rocket in a super-charged boat!

Our mission –  is to spend 2 hours on foot around the Southbank and Covent Garden collecting as many points as possible. Points mean prizes – so friendly competitiveness is the name of this game!

Our team set off along the Southbank, following the very easy instructions and looking out for the treasure chests, ghosts and zombie icons in the Google map so we could collect as many points as we could – we were determined to win. Along our journey we were asked to pose with a celebrity (or lookalike), interact with a statue, take unusual and creative selfies, get a copy of yesterday’s newspaper and a black jack sweet – to name just a few tasks.

We were also asked to film a re-enactment of a famous moment in a movie, Reservoir Dogs was a favourite – both teams picked that one! – and were posed lots of unusual, quirky questions about landmarks and London people which were really difficult to crack on wiki or Google! If you wanted to scupper the other teams’ achievements, you had a range of time limited tools that prevented them in using their app/iPad. You could see where they were and their points on your map, so you could use these strategically… We stormed through various other photos, puzzles to win even more points before arriving back at the London Eye. 

Returning to the London Eye on time we had an amazing, white knuckle ride with Thames Rockets on a high speed RIB – again stopping for photos and more questions to win more points – before going back to the Slug and Lettuce for lunch, drinks and medals.

We were the winners with over 600 points!

The experience was exciting and would be really effective for team building, brand or product training and leadership development. I could this see this experience/app being used as a standalone experience or as part of an awayday/conference/training or brand development programme. The ClueGo app was really easy to use and because of its GPS and use of ‘hotspots’ there was an element of surprise, so teams were kept on their toes if they wanted to win or not be ‘attacked’ by the red ghosts or zombies (which would lose you lots of points).

It’s cost effective too – with an average price point of £45 per person (depending on numbers, location, timings and bespokery) – so organisations large and small could benefit from some ‘serious fun’ with ClueGo.

Julia Tybura is managing director of Zenon Consulting

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