Just because the weather outside is frightful doesn't mean your team event is all washed out. We can create exciting, entertaining -- and dry -- gatherings for your group. Here's an example.
A Plano business contacted us in August with interest in planning a scavenger hunt, and selected our newest hunt in Frisco. With plans to bring nearly 100 folks from around the country, we were all very excited to show off some of DFW's great art, to solve our new puzzles, and to get them out of their offices after a long day of meetings.
As the summer went on, we remained in constant contact, trading team building ideas and making sure everything would be ready for their event. But as the day grew near, and eventually became visible in the 10 day forecast, we realized that bad weather loomed. Rain and icy temperatures seemed imminent. We remained optimistic, but the 10 day forecast became the 5 day forecast, and at that point we recognized that we were not looking at ideal scavenger hunt weather.
Can you do anything? Asked the client, reluctant to cancel and eager to entertain the scores of conference attendees. Our answer? Yes. We can make it work. We learned that the client had access to a large conference room, as well as plenty of community space just outside the room. In a matter of days, DFW Scavenger Hunt was able to construct a customized indoor hunt just for them.
Based on our existing indoor hunt, the challenge expanded to include a series of challenges that had to be completed before teams could move on. Sometimes the challenges included taking a series of photos. Sometimes they meant composing a haiku, or drawing a picture. Sometimes the teams had to go running through the halls in search of hidden items. And there was dancing, so much dancing.
In the end, the client was delighted, noting that "everyone had a really wonderful time," and calling it a "great experience." And best of all, everyone stayed dry. If you think an indoor scavenger hunt is what your team needs this winter, let us know! Of course, if an outdoor hunt is what you really want, feel free to book, knowing that we've got a great backup in store if Mother Nature decides not to cooperate.
We get it. We're all about think outside, and get up and get moving, and explore this neighborhood, but sometimes it's just not realistic. We understand that there are plenty of valid reasons why it might just not work for your team. Someone has to be near the phones. Someone else sprained their ankle last week. It's really cold outside! We recognize that a lot of people need options for team building that can be done at the office.
Well... (superhero sound effect) we have just the thing. Our newest hunt is called Present: Tense, and it can be done from anywhere, including your office. Including your desk, if you insist! Based entirely on solving puzzles, the game asks you to search for the perfect present for a Dallas bigwig. A fun, funny challenge, it tests your skills for wordplay, creative thinking, and pop culture knowledge. Teams work together to collaborate on solving, and the more clues they answer, the bigger the points they score.
This event takes about an hour, and is a great options for indoor team building, a party activity, or just for fun. There are, of course, prizes for the winners, and it's hosted by a member of our team. This event can also be reserved as a backup in case your outdoor hunt is threatened by dangerous weather.
This is probably a good time to mention Buzzered! as well. Buzzered! is our comedy quiz show, a game show-style event complete with a host, several rounds of trivia and games, and of course, buzzers. We can bring this event right to your door. Perfect for groups of around 20, teams match wits and play games, all in the spirit of fun and learning.
Contact us to see what indoor team building event is right for you!
Since we're talking about being inside, here's a puzzle about being inside. It's called Party Animals. Inside each of these sentences, the name of an animal is hidden. The number of letters in the animal name appears at the end of each. The names can span across spaces and punctuation. Can you join the party and track down all the beasts?
1. Melissa and Erica met weeks before and decided on key elements of the party’s theme. (6)
2. Martin thought his gold amulet would be appropriate party attire. (4)
3. Helen was distraught when she spilled chili on her new party dress. (4)
4. Steve texted to let Melissa know he would be arriving with a date. (4)
5. Erica’s friends were all amazed at how lavish the decorations were. (5)
6. As usual, Derek came late to the party, but no one minded. (5)
7. An abundance of chianti, German beer, and tequila led to a riotous affair. (5)
8. Everyone knew the party was out of control when Tom was naked in the front yard. (5)
9. The well-known author sensed it was time to leave when the cops arrived. (5)
10. Everyone knew it was time to go at the moment the music stopped. (4)
We're so excited to be participating in the Frisco Arts Walk and Run this Saturday, and not just because all we have to do is sit there. We'll have a booth in the vendor area where you can stop by, pick up a mini-scavenger hunt, and explore the gardens. We'll have a few goodies to give away, plus a spot to register for a chance at a free ten-person scavenger hunt.
Just like our new Frisco Scavenger Hunt, the 5k takes place in Hall Park, where runners will be immersed in sculpture, passing by local musicians, artists, actors, and dancers as they race.
One of the great things about operating a scavenger hunt in North Texas is that there are so many neighborhoods that feature public art. It's a thrill to walk among such inspiring pieces, and between you and me, it's a lot easier to write puzzle questions about artwork than it is about concrete and chain restaurants.
Frisco Arts' mission is "to advance the arts through advocacy, outreach, and education, building a stronger community with the arts." We like to think that by creating opportunities to literally explore the art, we're addressing many of the points of that mission.
Come out to Frisco on Saturday, say hi, and try your hand at our latest hunt! Thanks for having us, Frisco!