Murder Mysteries and Treasure Hunts

Team Building Murder Mysteries and Treasure Hunts which raise morale and help improve team performance.

Treasure huntsAs well as our team building games and business games, we also run murder mysteries and treasure hunts. Provided by our sister companies, Murder Mystery and Mayhem and Find The Treasure, they achieve genuine team benefits.

Every successful team has to do three things well: Teamwork, Communication and Problem Solving. High performing teams succeed because they have clear leadership, understand and work to a common goal, have excellent communication, use the specialist skills and experience of their members effectively and most importantly have total trust in each other. Our murder mysteries and treasure hunts provide a fun, safe way for teams to assess how they set about succeeding in a new challenge.

The key ingredients for all successful murder mysteries are: well-written plots; skilful, confident, entertaining actors; fresh and original ideas. As with all the best team building ideas, people are transported during them away from what they are used to. They are set a new challenge. To accomplish it, they have to draw on skills and resources they may not usually access. They are helped and encouraged while doing so. They finish up with a strong sense of personal achievement and team unity.

Treasure hunts come in many different forms. We have been running them for over 20 years. We understand what needs to go into them for them to succeed as effective team building exercises. They must keep everyone involved. They must be fun. They must be lively and original. As well as simply moving people from clue to clue, they must incorporate other elements that challenge teams in other ways. They must build to an exciting finale.

Our treasure hunts are run by highly skilled facilitators used to working with corporate groups. Each is written especially for you in a location of your own choosing. Each also has a particular theme or style which affects how it is put together and what goes on during it. For instance, if the theme is “Spies”, we treat you as if you are all trainee spies. If it’s “Vampire Hunting”, trainee vampire hunters, etc.

The hunts can take place anywhere, in any country, using any means of transport – although in our experience treasure hunts on foot are the best. Most last around 3-3½ hours. Many of them can be combined with our other team building ideas. They fit well with many of our team building games, business games and spy games. They can also be integrated into our murder mysteries, creating a unified theme for a day-long team building event.

For more information about any of these activities, please phone us on 020 8842 1284 or contact us.

• For 6-300 people
• Indoors and/or outdoors
• 2-3½ hours
• Can be run over a meal or without a meal
• Any date you want, as long as we have availability
• Wherever you want, providing the space is OK (can be run in one room)

Murder mysteries and treasure hunt team building exercises by Initiative Unlimited