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.
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 settlements 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 settlements 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 settlements are unaware of each other’s strategy and plan for survival.
No one wants to just barely survive. So the settlement with the most water left at the end, is the settlement 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.
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.
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.