The Escape Room™ 10-team | Teamwork Training Activity

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5.0 11 reviews
In this fun and challenging tabletop activity teams are locked in a room (in theory!). The doors are chained shut and there are just 60 minutes to escape! Can teams work together under time pressure to crack the code and unlock the doors?!
to test how well teams perform when working under pressure
to test teams’ understanding of a complex task
to practise organisational and time-management skills
to highlight the value of teams interacting and sharing data with other teams (in cooperation, not rivalry)
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  • Type Training Activity
  • Timing 1 hour + debrief
  • Use F2F & Virtual
  • Target Audience All Levels
  • Min Participants 12
  • Max Participants* 60
  • *More delegates? Contact Us
  • Computer Required No
  • Printer Required No
  • Supply Format Hard & Digital Copy

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Northgate says...

"Within the first 10 minutes Trainers can usually tell if a group is likely to succeed. The team's likelihood of success shows in the way they approach their Brief. Unless they read it calmly, ensure a shared understanding of all the implications and do not dive into problem-solving before planning some sort of strategy, they are probably staying locked in!! And teams that actively try to co-operate with others will get ahead of the game!"

  • To test how well teams perform when working under pressure
  • To test teams’ understanding of a complex task
  • To practise organisational and time-management skills
  • To highlight the value of teams interacting and sharing data with other teams (in cooperation, not rivalry)
  • To test teams’ approach to problem-solving (lateral thinking)
  • 4 team version also available here

Ideally suited to:

Any training where the objective is to have fun and learn some critical lessons about teamwork and collaboration. Ideal for conferences.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Steve Mirfin, Head of Learning and Development and Talent, UK National Audit Office

Can I recommend Northgate's 'The Escape Room' to anyone who is looking for a teamwork activity. We ran this for our new graduate and apprentice early starters this week. The parallels with audit work are so easy to draw out after the session. Because they experience the frustrations at the instructions, the timings, and ultimately (often) failing to escape the debrief has more lightbulb "on" moments than a Kylie concert. The learning experience is so much richer for them than simply being talked at. I love it! As a bonus, it is fascinating to watch things unfold (and the activity only lasts an hour and is dead easy to set up). Just brilliant! The people in our team (Corinna Black Gillies, Lucia Mitringova Assoc CIPD and Dan Youngs (Assoc CIPD)) all LOVE it. #teambuilding #collaboration

Jane Batty, Founding Director, Ripple Partners Ltd

'The Escape Room' was packed with learning outcomes on working collaboratively. A great investment and I look forward to using it again.

Geraldine Clarke, Learning and Development Advisor, RHP

We used 'The Escape Room – 10 Team' version to support this quarter’s L&D theme - Problem Solving and Decision Making. The delegate feedback was so positive that people who hadn’t attended asked if we could run another session this quarter. We really enjoyed the session and it was a great activity. We will definitely look at using Northgate activities in the future.

Peter Clark-Lewis, Associate, Learning Manager, Knight Frank

I recently used 'The Escape Room' in the classroom – it was great fun to run – and perfectly met my objectives and outcomes for the course.

Oliver Page, Operations Manager, Ignite Training

I would highly recommend 'The Escape Room'. We used it as part of a team build and the participants were very engaged as they wanted to escape so badly! The activity highlighted some really interesting areas for development around communication and team work which opened up some fantastic discussions within the group. We will certainly use the activity again when we get the chance!