Birth of a Clue

Over the years, a lot of people have been curious to know about how I got into the teambuilding/clue business. To which I answer, “What, being a Treasure Hunt Master is not a normal career!” As I’ve related my story, however, people have frequently told me that they found it inspiring and worth sharing.

So here, then, is my story, alternately titled: The Reluctant Entrepreneur

Getting a Clue with Teambuilding Treasure Hunts

Racing down the street on a cool Colorado morning, the treasure hunt team converges on Denver’s retro baseball stadium, Coors Field. One team member clutches a map and a list of street names; another bears a digital camera; a third has her eyes glued to a wristwatch; the fourth wields a reference book; and the fifth holds a full-color clue sheet. The group’s instructions for this clue are as follows: “Split the distance between three baseball statues, then look down for a 5-letter name beginning with ‘P‘”. As two teammates pace off the instructions, a third player shrieks “Eureka!” There at her feet — equidistant to all — is a dedication brick siting Rockies’ benefactor Julian Ponce. The team earns itself 10,000 points! But wait: they have nine more clues to go…

Whether the venue is Denver’s LoDo district, New Orleans’ French Quarter, San Francisco’s Chinatown, a tropical island or somewhere under the sea, treasure hunting has an almost irresistible attraction—as old, perhaps, as civilization itself.

7 Steps for Choosing the Right Teambuilding Company

Run a Google search under “team building” and behold the dizzying array of entries scrolling down your screen: drumming circles, fire walks, laser tag, paint ball, team cuisine, murder mysteries, treasure hunts, ropes courses, improvisational theater – the list goes on and on. Choosing the right team building company from the myriad options can be like picking a cereal from your average supermarket breakfast row – all the boxes are pretty and well-packaged, but what is really the best-tasting and most nutritious meal for the price?

Whether it’s cereal for your family or team building for your corporate meeting, the key to making informed choices is knowing your group and understanding your expectations. Following the seven steps below can start you on the right track to selecting that one right team building company for your organization.

Houston – Museum of Natural Science

A fun site to hold a team building exercise in Houston   Event Description: A riveting place to participate in a corporate team building activity, Houston’s sparkling Museum of Natural Science has it all:  Egyptian mummies, gems and minerals, Texas wildlife, butterflies and more dinosaurs than you can shake a…

Vienna Corporate Team Building Program

With world-class museums and an old town to die for, Vienna is a perfect place for a corporate team building event.  And who better to play and learn with than Dr. Clue? Our team building activities are much more than mere recreation Dr. Clue’s corporate team building programs in Vienna…

Madrid Corporate Team Building Program

From its world-famous Prado museum to the historic streets of the downtown area, Madrid is a place for exploration and adventure –as well as an excellent location for a corporate team building event.  And who better to play and learn with than Dr. Clue? Our team building activities are much…

London Corporate Team Building Program

From Big Ben to the London Eye, there’s no place like London  –an excellent location for a corporate team building event.  And who better to play and learn with than Dr. Clue? Our team building activities are much more than mere recreation Dr. Clue’s corporate team building programs in London…