What better way is there to connect with your team than through an exciting spy hunt team-building exercise? In this team-building game, you need to save Singapore from cyber terrorists by tracking clues across the country. In doing so, you need to work with your team, communicate and collect enough clues to facilitate your journey. It might not be easy to find who the leader of Krimson Knight is but eventually, you’ll discover who’s behind those awful threats.
Making Teams customised a virtual spy hunt game for HTX, a Science and Technology agency that offers engineering and science capabilities with the aim of transforming the security landscape Singapore and ultimately, keep the country safe.
Learning outcomes and game objectives
In this online team building experience, employees travel across various places in Singapore to meet operatives, identify moles, retrieve stolen files, and solve numerous cryptic dilemmas. Virtual games offer several benefits include increased collaboration, enhanced creativity and more effective communication. They also come with the added benefits of aiding the development of motivation, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Making Teams designed a custom treasure hunt, Singapore Spy Hunt for HTX.
To familiarise internal staff of HTX with the ogranisation’s values and the security equipment and software the company uses. Some of these technologies include the HTX Ground Robot, 3D scanner, PolCam 2.0 and eNose.
Background information and game objectives:
The secret organisation, Krimson Night, has stolen six top secret files that are directly related to national security. You come to know that there are moles within HTX who might be working with Krimson Night and have assisted in the stealing of these files. Players are now tasked with the mission of finding out who the mole is, retrieving the files and saving the nation. To identify moles in HTX, you’ll have to acquire enough information to help you; that information or clues’ purpose is to facilitate you to uncover the terrorist’s real identity.
Singapore Spy Hunt
A federal agent’s job is to pursue possible clues that will lead you to discover the person behind the top secret stolen files. As you’ll play, you’ll meet operatives that will trick you into obusring identity of the leader of Krimson Knight. At the same time, you will encounter people who will help you. Piece together the information, separate the truth from the lies and find out who the mole is.
Saving Singapore from a cyber attack
Your journey begins at Changi airport, where you’ll meet an operative who’s got information on the suspect. Due to misinformation, you struggle to understand reports of the suspects, which makes you understand that the previous operative was part of the Krimson Knight clan. The great news is that HTX reports will help you by giving clues to know the identity of Krimson Knight operatives. This time you won’t get misinformed!
Meet the Dragon Triad, “The Master”, at the casino
Then you’ll meet the Triad leader – “The Master” – don’t worry you can trust him, he isn’t a fan of Krimson Knight. Choose to play Majong with them to find out more information and uncover the truth. The Master will provide you with information of a contact you need to get in touch with at your next location. Be wary of the bouncers though: you never know you can trust!
Additionally, it would be best if you were transparent with your team so that they can help you fast every time you provide new clues you’ve found. By the time the game ends, you’ll have enough information to identify your suspects.
Head to Chinatown and downtown Singapore to find the next clue
Meet the operative and gain intelligence on the Krimson Knight mole, find the dossier page and head to your next location! Are you getting weary? There is some distance left to go. The safety of the nation hangs in the balance. Uncover more information, discover who the mole is and save Singapore from this dangerous threat.
Customise a Virtual Treasure Hunt Game with Making Teams
Online games by team building company based in Singapore, Making Teams, bring participants together and builds teamwork, problem solving and communication. Virtual treasure hunt games are the perfect definition of teamwork because it makes participants collaborate on numerous tasks and complete challenges. Players develop a sense of trust towards one another through communication,, being helpful, and respecting each other’s views.
Like we’ve done for security orgnisation, HTX, we can also customise corporate team building games to suit your business’ objectives, whether that is educating new employees on your mission and vision or it’s to facilitate stronger communication between cross-border teams. We offer a few other treasure hunt themes, including Marco Polo Treasure Hunt and Raiders of Virtual Treasure Hunt.
Book a demo with us now to learn first-hand what our games are all about.
Team building provides an excellent opportunity to inspire creativity and encourage colleagues to find new ways to work together. There are usually two ways they can play the games: Physical games, where everyone gets together in-person to participate, and virtual games, where your meet plays bonding games online.
There is a third option. Hybrid team building lets you combine both physical and virtual environments so that everyone can take part, no matter where they are at that time. Not only can you involve every member, but you’ll retain the team’s safety.
Making Teams’ hybrid team games
Virtual Escape Room and Amazing Race Online are popular games that companies enjoy sending team members on, and they provide ample opportunities for hybrid activities. However, there are several more you can sign up for. Here’s a quick look at some ideas:
1. Art Creation
The goal of Art Creation is for team members to recreate a portion of an image given to them. The tools include a blank canvas, brushes and paint. Once all slices of the picture are collected, they’re presented together to see the result. The company provides an image that will match the game’s theme or corporate values.
The physical team gathers in a boardroom or meeting space with a whiteboard. All their slices are placed together to see how closely the final image matches the original. For the virtual members, they take photos with their phones and send them through. We used photo-editing apps or a virtual whiteboard to place all the pieces together.
Some benefits of this hybrid game are that it promotes creativity in the team and encourages problem-solving. It also shows how each member’s participation in the company contributes to its success as a whole.
2. Escape Room
The Virtual Escape Room team building game is excellent for creating a challenging environment. Participants are placed in a scenario where they use clues and objects to find their way out before it’s too late. Companies can also customise the rooms to reflect the corporate colours or themes.
Team members in the office or physical environment can interact with virtual members via smartphone or a central computer to assist with solving the clues in the virtual escape room. They’ll receive the same papers and other physical items to ensure they participate as much as possible. It’s an incredible way to improve communication in the workplace.
3. Amazing Race
If your team likes exotic locations and landmarks from around the world, don’t miss out on the Amazing Race corporate team building event. Live participants will walk from various stations to stores in the city or open parks. There are clues they’ll need to solve to discover where they need to go next. Depending on the theme, it could be anywhere close to or far away from the company premises depending on the theme.
Virtual players can still assist their team members. We set up conferencing tools at the various stations so they can hear the clues and provide some guidance on what they should do next. The benefits of working together on the Amazing Race Online include reconnecting with colleagues, advanced problem-solving and improved communication.
4. Cocktails Shakers
This team-building game works well in industries where alcohol is involved or just to spice up the workplace mood. A mixologist will present some cocktail recipes, and the teams will try their best to see who can replicate them. They’ll also have the opportunity to make their own cocktails as part of the second phase.
Virtual contestants will have samples and bottles sent to their homes so they can also participate. The top benefit of Cocktail Shakers is that teams can learn to collaborate better, even while remotely working together. It’s also an excellent ice breaker for new staff members.
5. Hybrid Photo Face-Off
One of the easiest ways to get all your team members together for a fun activity is Hybrid Photo Face-Off. As with Virtual Escape Room and the Amazing Race corporate team building, both physical and virtual participants will receive a brief with themes and objectives. They’ll need to deliver the best photography in any way possible.
With office and home teams, each side can decide who will take or download photos and who will perform the photo editing. The members will form stronger bonds while sharing their love for photography. It’s also an incredible opportunity for colleagues to create photo albums!
Pick the right hybrid team building game with Making Teams
It doesn’t matter which industry you work or where anyone lives, we design hybrid remote team building games so that everyone can participate, matching the themes to corporate brands and initiatives. Any of the events above will help promote communication and encourage new ways to solve problems in the workplace.
Feel free to check our offering of virtual team building games. If you want more details on how we can customise it for your team, contact our team for a demo.
A workplace that does the same repetitive tasks every day can become dull. Employees won’t look forward to coming to work, and there’s no sense of satisfaction if there are no goals to achieve. That’s why it’s essential to give your staff interesting challenges that push them out of their comfort zones, providing opportunities for growth.
In this article, we’ll look at what it takes to make a challenging environment, why it’s essential for employee satisfaction, and how it can boost productivity. We’ll also show you how online team building virtual escape rooms can help.
What is a challenging environment?
When we talk about a challenging environment, we don’t mean making it so hard for your team to perform work that they want to run for the hills. Instead, we’re referring to providing goals and activities that push them towards working with the tools, knowledge and skills they have at hand. It teaches them more about their capabilities, inspiring them to aim for more.
Why is it important to create a challenging workspace for your employees?
Employees feel a sense of satisfaction when they complete a challenging task. They solved problems to overcome obstacles, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. In a way, online team building games like Virtual Amazing Race do the same thing, setting them off to uncover clues and completing seemingly difficult assignments.
Challenging workspaces also make employees feel more committed and engaged with assignments, especially where they’re working remotely from home. When they are involved, there’s a sense that they are valued by the employer. It increases happiness and productivity, which increases the bottom line as an end result.
How can you create a challenging workspace for your employees?
With a better idea of what a challenging workspace involves, here’s how you can create one for your employees.
1. Create more opportunities for cross-departmental collaboration
When employees work with the same colleagues every day, they develop a comfort zone that’s hard to break out of. The same ideas circulate for all projects, and there’s no fresh perspective. It’s time for you to mix up your teams, showing them new faces and voices in your company from other departments.
It may seem challenging for them at first to share their thoughts with new people, but they get to show off their skills. Also, they may find it difficult to communicate effectively with unknown colleagues. One way you can encourage cross-departmental collaboration is with a virtual escape room, where they’ll need to work together to solve puzzles and find the way out.
2. Understand their strengths and weaknesses
The only way you can create an effective challenging work environment is by understanding the employees’ strengths and weaknesses. You need to know what they struggle and excel with so that you can assign the appropriate tasks.
When they overcome obstacles with their skills, it leaves them with a sense of achievement. With this knowledge in hand, you can construct an online team building game like Zombie Escape Room with customised settings where you assign specific tasks to individuals based on their strengths and weaknesses.
3. Organise non-work-related games
Sometimes, it helps to take the employees’ minds off work for a while. If they’re struggling with a project, it may assist to give them a different perspective to find the answer. Non-work related games are also entertaining, bringing some joy to office and remote workers.
They also help to make them feel closer. One example you can try is the Pirate Virtual Escape Room which is bound to bring a smile to everyone’s faces when they work together to win the game.
Challenge your team with Making Teams
Having happy and productive employees in your company means they’ll enjoy completing projects. To boost their morale and make them aim higher, you can create a more challenging work environment, even if they work from home. Online team building is the ultimate way to bring them together and test their skills.
It’s the year 1923. You’re about to settle down for your noon tea when you receive a telegram from Lord William Bainbridge, inviting you to the next League of Bast meeting. It seems the Lord’s been at it again, heading off on adventures and retrieving interesting artefacts from his finds.
Your eyes go wide as one section catches your attention. Has Lord William really found evidence that the Egyptians could resurrect dead mummies back to the living? Your mood changes from mild curiosity to a dire interest on whether he’s pulling your leg or if these artefacts hold some unknown ancient magical power.
Head with us on an adventure in this exciting murder mystery game online! You can try out the demo as you follow the walkthrough below.
At the Buckley Manor in Oxfordshire
By the time you arrive at Buckley Manor in Oxfordshire, the night has taken a dark turn. There’s a storm overhead, with lightning casting shadows across the ground. It’s surely going to rain soon. The vehicle that transported you from the hotel in Oxford ominously leaves you standing before three people staring at you.
Victoria Buckey introduces herself as PJ and the owner of the manor and the host of the dinner. You note her formal British attire and athletic appearance, her long brown hair trailing down to her shoulders.
To her left is Dr. Charles Winchester, an American in a long coat, smoking a pipe. You notice quickly that he has a bandage on his left hand. Finally, you meet Michael Coleridge, an English man with a frock coat. His hands are slightly shaking, but you see he has a penchant for jewellery with a few rings on his fingers.
A car rolls up behind you. A lady climbs out and Michael greets her as Yana. They have a small chat before she vanishes to blooming lilies in the garden. While you wait in the cold, Phillipe and Sanura arrive shortly after. After talking to the host, they head off to find Yana for dinner. The final guests, Phineas, Sarah and Rudolph arrive shortly thereafter.
Victoria invites you inside out of the rain. As you talk to each character in this murder mystery team building game, you mentally take notes of what they’re saying and their behaviour. However, your attention is quickly drawn to the stunning rooms in the manor. From the stunning dining room that smells of wholesome meals, to the massive hallway with delightful decorations, to the elaborate study with a fireplace…
This manor really does seem to have it all. But where is Lord Bainbridge?
Murder at the manor
After exploring the manor, your heart stops as you hear a blood curdling scream. You’re not the only one alarmed as you all race outside to investigate the source of the noise. What you find stops you in your tracks, your mouth wide open as you stare in shock. Before you is a man lying in a pool of blood.
What on earth could have happened to him?
Investigating the clues
You now have access to all the manor’s rooms. While everyone is questioning what happened, you decide to investigate this strange death. Within the house, you can access the Laboratory, Study, Hall, Dining Room and Library. You’ll need to pay close attention to each room, as there are items and notes lying around that will help you build your case. When you enter the Dining Room, you notice a set of footprints on the carpet that may lead you to the next clue.
Studying alibis and building a case
Once you have the clues you need, take some time investigating each character’s alibis. Are they sound and can they prove where they were at the time of the murder? Did anyone’s behaviour seem suspicious, or do they have a past that may link them to the crime?
You’ll have to take notes and discuss your findings with your teammates, as you’ll need to present your findings and accuse someone of being the killer at the end.
Solve the mystery with Making Teams
With the Making Teams online murder mystery game, you’ll be able to enjoy solving it remotely from your homes or office. There are three rounds of gameplay, each with a set time and expectations. Your whole team will receive all the materials needed to complete the game, and there are breakout rooms where they can discuss their findings.