Operation Desert Survivors is a strategic and mathematical team building exercise in which the teams fight for their survival

6 – 120 participants | 45 – 120 minutes | From 650 EUR

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We send you a link to the virtual meeting room well before we meet. It is easy for everyone to access. We will be ready by the phone if there are any unexpected technical problems.

Strategic and mathematical exercise
Everyone meets virtually in our meeting room and our desert guide introduces you to the game. The participants compete by using strategy and math to ensure that everyone completes the game. However, you want to be both greedy and smart if you want to win.

Mission complete
Survival in the desert is a tough battle and even if everyone survives only one team can win! Who will have the most water left?

 Operation Desert Survivors
– virtual team building

 Operation Desert Survivors is a strategic and mathematical cooperation exercise in which the teams fight for their survival. But this will prove to be very difficult, as you are not able to communicate with the other teams. It is going to be necessary to think outside of the box and work together in a bigger perspective. A good solution for one team can prove to have the opposite effect on the mission as a whole. By the help of strategy, math and cooperation the mission might be a success.

 How the game works

In our online meeting room you will be greeted by our facilitator who is also a desert guide, survival specialist and your personal help to complete the mission. The reason you need help is because you and your colleagues are stranded deep in the desert, and help will not arrive any time soon. Therefore, you need to survive until help arrives.

The participants are divided in camps with a joint well between them. It is their task to survive by inquiring for water from the well owner. However, if the well runs dry of water, all of the camps will die from thirst. Using math and strategy the teams must inquire enough water to survive each round, but not so much water that the well runs dry. The teams have no clue about how much water is left in the well, as the camps are unaware of each other’s strategy and plan for survival.

No one wants to just barely survive. So the camp with the most water left at the end, is the camp that will be named ‘The Best Desert Survivalists’. Are you ready to take on the challenge with your colleagues?

The purpose of the game:

  • To emphasize the importance of cooperation, strategy, and communication.
  • To exercise and strengthen cooperation in teams.
  • To show the frustration that can easily occur when lacking communication.
  • To illustrate solutions in a bigger perspective. 
  • To function as an entertaining feature.

Content of the game

We provide you with a story, setting, etc. during the course of the game. The game is led virtually and LIVE from our settings by our facilitator who is dressed as a desert guide. The facilitator introduces the participants to the mission and continuously guides them during the game. Everything takes place in our online meeting room and requires no preparation by the participants. The participants simply need access to a computer with Internet access and webcam.

Possible uses

Operation Desert Survivors is an  educational and entertaining game that is particularly suited to teams and businesses that work remotely and need a fun and entertaining break from their everyday life, strengthening their sense of community, whilst also teaching them about strategy and math. Operation Desert Survivors can be used as a different cooperation exercise, entertainment for the virtual get-together or as a weekday break for those unable to physically meet.

The game is designed for businesses, and the difficulty level is set accordingly.

In Operation Desert Survivors the teams work together, but at the same time they compete to be the best. Only one team can win, but no one can win if they do not work together. Along the way, there are both joint scenes where everyone is gathered at once, and parts during which smaller teams work separately.

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  •  Educational and fun teamwork exercise
  • 6 – 120 participants
  • 45 – 120 minutes as requested
  • English. (Other languages via interpreter).
  • We provide everything needed
  • Takes place in a virtual meeting room


  • Together – apart
  • Cooperate in a different and virtual way
  • Strengthens collegial relationships
  • Common frame of reference regardless of organisation level
  • Illustrate the importance of teamwork and communication
  • Trains and strengthens teamwork within groups
  • Strengthens strategic and mathematical knowledge
  • Demonstrates the frustration that can easily arise due to lack of communication
  • Works as an entertaining element

Several departments or teams?

If you have several departments or teams that want to book a game at different times, we have the opportunity to make a dashboard that shows all results from the completed events.

That way, the entire organization can compete against each other.

Prices for   Operation Desert Survivors

Give us a call at +45 71 99 81 81 (weekdays between 9.00 – 15.00 CET / 9 AM – 3 PM CET)
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Lightfrom€ 650Standardfrom€ 800Most PopularPlusfrom€ 1.000
0-10 ps.: 650 EUR*
+10 ps.: Not possible
0-20 ps.:800 EUR*
21-30 ps.:900 EUR*
31-40 ps.:1.000 EUR*
41-50 ps.:1.100 EUR*
51-60 ps.:1.200 EUR*
61-70 ps.:1.300 EUR*
71-80 ps.:1.400 EUR*
81-90 ps.:1.500 EUR*
91-100 ps.:1.600 EUR*
+100 ps.:Contact us
0-20 ps.: 1.000 EUR*
21-30 ps.:1.100 EUR*
31-40 ps.:1.200 EUR*
41-50 ps.:1.300 EUR*
51-60 ps.:1.400 EUR*
61-70 ps.:1.500 EUR*
71-80 ps.:1.600 EUR*
81-90 ps.:1.700 EUR*
91-100 ps.:1.800 EUR*
+100 ps.:Contact us
Duration (as requested) The duration is usually 90 minutes in the standard edition, but can be arranged both shorter and longer. 45-75 minutes 45-90 minutes 60-120 minutes
Complete game with story etc. We provide everything needed. The participants simply need access to a computer with internet access and a webcam.
Facilitation and guidance We will guide the participants from first instruction until the winning team is found. You can join your colleagues on a team or be an observer.
Vitual meeting room We provide acces to our virtual meeting room, where we all can meet and have the opportunity to work in smaller teams.
LIVE instructor(s) / desert guide(s) 1 instructor (dressed as a desert guide) facilitates the game LIVE. If there are many participants, there will be several desert guides present.
Diploma for the winning team We send a diploma to the winning team - that can be printed and hung on the wall.
Reflect on teamwork and communicationBesides cooperating on the exercise, teams will have the oppotunity to subsequently evaluate their teamwork and communication. These tools can then be re-shaped for use at work and with colleagues.
Extra desert guideAn additional desert guide participates in the game. This allows for smaller teams and more dialogue between our desert guides and the teams.
Personal coordinator You will get a personal coordinator to answer all your questions and who makes sure everything goes smoothly.
Coordination via email or phone After ordering, details about start-up, team sheets and more are discussed by phone or email.
Coordination meeting (online) If you prefer we can meet online and discuss the practical details regarding your event.
Randomised teams Teams can be sorted at random.
Sort your colleagues into predetermined teams Provide us with a team sheet and we’ll sort the teams.

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Spoken languages EnglishEnglishEnglish
Live captions / subtitles Live captions are available should the agreed upon platform provide it.
Live interpreter We include our own interpreter - or we can help you find one.
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Virtual events with little to no climate impact We focus on being as energy efficient as possible. We have sensors that control our lights, water and heat. Our building is new and has insolation and low energy consumption.
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Questions and Answers

Is it LIVE or pre-recorded?

 Everything takes place LIVE. At the agreed starting time, our facilitators are ready to greet you and your team in our virtual meeting room and will be present throughout the entire process.

Everything we say and do is LIVE. Nothing is pre-recorded.

Are you available on our preferred date?

Please check our booking calendar – or feel free to contact us – we would be happy to check a specific date or several specific dates for availability.

Less than 48 hours until your event? Please contact us for availability.

How many will be attending from your company?

We facilitate everything from start to finish.

Regardless of the selected edition participants will always have a facilitator who leads the entire game.

For events with many participants and/or in plus editions we’ll provide several facilitators that will attend and assist in the game and/or act as a backup with technical aspects, team division etc.

Which edition should we choose?

We guarantee that you will have a good experience, no matter which edition you choose.

If you want something extra, you can go with the plus edition. If you want to bring down the price, you can choose the light edition.

Most customers choose the standard edition.

Compare the editions for Operation Desert Survivors here.

Can you do it in other languages?

All our games are available in English. Selected games are also available in German.

However, most meeting platforms have features that can help participants who experience difficulties understanding English. See the options for Interpreter and subtitles here.

We are located in Denmark – and therefore we also offer all our games in Danish. If you are interested in our Danish versions – please visit our Danish site www.lykkeco.dk.

Is there any prepareration needed?

We will facilitate everything from the moment we step into the room and guide you throughout the entire game. Besides a computer with internet access and webcam, there is no preparation or downloading needed from the participants.

How many participants can we be?

 In Operation Desert Survivors you can be between 6-120 participants.
Contact us if you have other needs. 

What do I need to do?

After booking the event you can sit back and relax.

We will plan all the details and take care of the whole event from start to finish. Once we get started, there is nothing you need to do. You can participate on equal terms with your colleagues.

How many teams will we be divided into?

Participants will be divided into several teams. The number of teams depends on the final number of participants. We can split the teams randomly. Should you wish to determine the team in advance this is possible in the standard and plus editions.

When is the best time to start?

Our games can be conducted both during the day and throughout the evening.

We can start at whatever time suits you the best – no matter what timezone you are located in.

Can I change the date after booking?

Yes, you can change the date up to 30 days before. Note that the payment will remain due on the original date

See our terms and conditions here.

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