This six-team version of our bestselling conference activity is designed for smaller groups of up to 36 people. The game with the WOW factor! Ideal for Conferences and AwayDays. A strong message about cooperation at work and seeing the bigger picture.
This Northgate training activity comes with a licence for repeat use with up to 36 participants per training session within your organisation. Please ask for a discount for use with larger groups.
16-36 (4-6 teams of 4-6 per team)
1.5 hours + debrief
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First, you’ll need to gather the Treasure of Eldorado. This can be what you choose but participants are normally more than happy to contribute £1 each – some organisations insist on more! The treasure eventually goes to the winner – if there is one. If not, it goes to a charity of the group’s choice.
Each team receives a Folder containing a team brief, a riddle, some clues, six tasks and a treasure map. All teams need to do is solve the tasks, locate the position of the treasure on the map and find the right key to open the chest.
What it does
It’s all to do with teamwork versus rivalry. What becomes clear is that most organisations fail to create a truly cooperative atmosphere in which teams can trust each other and function effectively. Instead they create inter-departmental rivalry, suspicion and competition where there is a reluctance to share information and resources and a tendency for departments to win for themselves – even at the expense of the organisation as a whole.
In our experience...
On one occasion seven teams joined together and even though time was running out and the prize was slipping away, they were unable to convince the other three teams to join them and share information. On another occasion, teams were told at the start that the secret of the activity was to cooperate – one team even drew up a protocol for all teams to sign. But lack of trust, an unwillingness to share and more than a dash of competitive spirit spelt disaster! One senior delegate even ate the clue sheet because if she couldn’t win – no-one else would! This is one of our most successful exercises ever. It’s revealing, it’s very easy to use and it can handle large groups of delegates. Try it yourself – and check out the team temperature in your workplace – if you dare!
Includes re-printable originals for using over and over again.
I’ve used 'Eldorado!' three times now with a fourth booking in place. It works really well every time! I’ve used it with numbers from 25-80 and whilst the larger numbers are better, you still get the learning with the lower numbers as well. It tends to almost debrief itself, as delegates realise their own mistakes as the activity progresses. I’m very pleased with it!
Simon Priestley, Training Consultant