Our fun, fast-paced competitions are designed to enhance individual learning and development, while allowing students, faculty, or administrators to take part in a dynamic and challenging team competition. Throughout the event, the facilitator will point out and emphasize high-performing team characteristics and attributes, showcasing the benefits of goal setting and role clarification in successful teams.
These team competitions will strengthen trust and communication, solidify cohesiveness, and provide critical insights and applicable skill sets that can be used in both the collegiate community and the business world. The fun and interactive programs that showcase these team attributes along with speed and ingenuity include: A Minute 2 Win It, Collegiate Survivor, Race Car Rally, and Team Olympics. Food Truck Face-Off and Go-Kart Competition also test creativity and visual artistry. Our Orientation Game Shows are fun, challenging, and informative learning tools. City and Orientation SmartHunts® are a must for high-tech exploration of your campus and surrounding area! Your group will love using the iPads® we supply, which run a custom event app we've developed for college and university use!
Our pre-program needs assessment helps us tailor your event to achieve your goals by customizing your program to fit your group's size and allotted time.
As seen on the popular TV game show, our version of "A Minute 2 Win It!" has been adapted for team play, with rounds of fast-paced tabletop challenges. The competition heats up as teams have the chance to learn, practice, and compete for the best score in one-minute games using commonplace items like pencils, plastic cups, and a deck of cards. Teams will cheer and have a blast as they vie to be named "A Minute 2 Win It!" Champions!
Your group will star in its own Amazing Race with this exciting, technology-driven scavenger hunt. Once divided into teams, participants are given iPads® loaded with instructions to navigate a custom route. Along the way, they’ll hunt for clues, complete photo, and video challenges, answer quiz questions, solve puzzles, and more as they race to cross the finish line first. Ready, set, GO!
BEST Collegiate Feud is our higher education game show with fast-paced rounds of survey questions specifically written for collegiate groups. Winning “teams” move forward to the semi-finals and hopefully, to the Finale. Our unique design keeps everyone involved throughout the show, regardless of your group size. No matter how many points are on the scoreboard, you can be confident that your participants will score big with this BEST Collegiate Feud!
This high-energy event will bring out your group’s competitive spirit as they work together to design, build and race their very own “seaworthy” vessel! Once their initial rafts are built, it’s literally sink or swim as each team takes to the water to test their craft in an effort to identify possible design flaws before the races begin! When the heats start, the excitement mounts—which crew will take home the gold? This dynamic team challenge will test each participant’s problem solving skills and creativity.
Teams will utilize their creative brainpower to build a working catapult, which will launch small objects when completed. This engaging team building activity has two distinct launch phases, which add to the challenge and fun. The first phase is the launch-for-distance competition, while the second phase tests accuracy. The pressure to succeed builds, as each team attempts to earn the most points.
Explore a museum, local landmark, or an entire city with the City SmartHunt®, hands-down the coolest smart-tech scavenger hunt in the industry. Equipped with Apple® iPads® containing our proprietary app, your group will be led on an exciting journey as they hunt for items, solve clues, answer trivia, and more. Each hunt is customized to accommodate your group’s size, location, and event goals.
Collegiate Survivor is a riveting and competitive team building event that will test the full measure of your group abilities. Loosely fashioned after the hit reality show, it challenges your tribal group to survive a series of unique and challenging activities. Challenges like Giant Slingshot, Blindfolded Obstacle Course, Stepping Stones,, and more incorporate communication, strategizing, leadership, and trust. The various events will have tribes racing against the stopwatch, and managing the unexpected in direct head-to-head competition with another tribe!
Immerse your group in a world of mystery, intrigue, and detective work with our exciting team challenge, Crack the Case! In this fun challenge, participants will be placed in the shoes of trainees close to completing a private investigator course, studying to become elite detectives. The program is a challenge that is the final test of their skills before receiving certification as detectives. In order to succeed, they must work together to solve a series of puzzles and challenges designed to test creative thinking, problem-solving, ingenuity, and deductive reasoning. Ultimately, the group must solve all the challenges in the test to crack the case and prove their prowess as detectives.
We took the popular Escape concept and made it high-tech and portable by adding escape stations and iPads loaded with the SmartHunts app. Teams are now presented with more exciting and enhanced challenges than what is offered at traditional escape room venues. Plus, we can also accommodate large groups so you can have an escape event delivered for any size group at any meeting venue or even downtown in a city!
Set your team on course for a culinary adventure with Food Truck Face-Off, a deliciously exciting competition, and bonding experience. After forming into sub-teams, students will choose a cuisine and theme for their very own “food truck.” Teams will name their mobile eatery, design a logo, build, decorate and market their truck, and cook an original dish. Once the gold-winning team has been chosen, all will be invited to roam from truck to truck and sample all of the tasty creations!
Put the pedal to the metal and get your group fired up with Go-Kart Competition, a high-octane event where collegiate community participants turn into competing pit crews and drivers – designing and building their own self-powered go-karts to race to the finish line. Promoting teamwork, creative originality, and hilarious fun, this event is a winner no matter which go-kart comes in first.
Jeoparody Live is our take on the classic television game show. With all the traditional elements of the game, including contestant podiums, sound effects, an answer board beamed up via projection, and our professional interactive host, your group will have the full game show experience. This program is the perfect way to break up a day of classes, launch orientation, or kick off an event.
This game is so much fun, we forgot to ______ (fill-in-the-blank)! Match Me If You Can is hosted by professional and entertaining facilitators who will have your group collaborating to come up with a word or phrase that hopefully matches the “blank” answer from selected contestants of your group! Each team member will have a chance to come up with what he or she thinks is the best fill-in-the-blank answer to an interesting and fun phrase. Can be played In-person or virtual!
Welcome to the first-ever virtual and augmented reality enabled team challenge, Mavericks Murder Mystery! Your team is immersed in the crime plot… an in-depth storyline is provided, with details about the eight prime suspects. Each player is assigned a character, and a location to examine the crime scene through a mobile device. The unique aspect of this Murder Mystery challenge is that the physical game meets virtual and augmented reality!
Momentum is an inventive team building event where each sub-team will be tasked with designing and building a Rube Goldberg-style chain reaction machine to accomplish a simple task. Teams must collaborate and strategize together to not only create a successful contraption but also to out-design other teams and ultimately be declared the Momentum champions!
Our Orientation Game Show is the most fun and exciting way to introduce your college or university to incoming students. The Orientation Game Show is a full participant, full engagement Game Show, and a custom experience, with questions that can be tailored to your college or university’s history, campus, fun facts, and general knowledge. Students will earn points in this fun competition, but more importantly, they will be gaining knowledge about their new college or university, and school pride!
An Orientation SmartHunt® is an excellent way for students to experience their new school in a way through shared laughter, exploration, learning, fun, and strategy building. Photo missions, video challenges, and trivia questions guide teams on an orienteering scavenger hunt around their new campus. Our SmartHunts® App is loaded on iPads® we provide, and can be customized for your school and your unique goals.
Race Car Rally is an exciting program of fun, racing-related activities that enable teams to assemble race-worthy cars, built for speed, on special Lego® car platforms! As teams continually earn points through iPad® challenges, they will be rewarded with trips to our car supply store to obtain the parts they need for their build. Each team will attempt to build the fastest car using Lego® car platforms, picking wheels, blocks, windshields, and even Lego drivers.
Spin It 2 Win It! brings the fun of a TV game show to your group as an engaging and entertaining group event. Modeled after a classic TV game show, players must guess a hidden phrase one letter at a time, earning points for each correctly guessed letter.
Available in indoor and outdoor versions! This set of fun and engaging team building games combines high-energy competition with basic athletic ability, allowing for full and active participation for everyone in the group. Set to music that will pump up the excitement, teams are formed and assigned a color for easy identification. Next, your designated VIP will take the opening lap around the playing field, and the games begin. Your group will have a blast as they compete to stand on the winner's podium.
Don’t see what you are looking for? We have a wide range of events and options not listed here, and we are always open to new ideas! Choose “Something Else” on the request form and let’s work together to create the perfect event for your group!
Do you have your own great idea? We love to collaborate to customize existing programs or create something new from scratch. Let’s combine your ideas with our experience and expertise to design the perfect event for your group. Choose “Custom Event” on our request form and call us at 800.380.1983 and we will get to work for you!
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