The Maze Challenge

Get out before everything locks down!

The scenario:

A mysterious and long-abandoned military research base (called TEST) which has been closed for 10 years after a string of bad incidents. In the final months of operation there were radiation leaks, stories about experiments on animals going wrong, and finally, the death of one of the leading research scientists working at the facility.

TEST has been closed down and abandoned. It has been decided that the facility should be completely destroyed. Explosives have been put in place. In 17 hours’ time, TEST will placed in LOCKDOWN (i.e. fully sealed) and the explosives will be detonated.

The task for the players working in small teams is to find a research notebook that documented a top secret mathematical algorithm that would allow stem cells to be reprogrammed to generate new organs. What makes it challenging though, is that they will find inside TEST “lots of rooms and lots of doors” that make it a virtual maze! They must keep picking the “ONE right door” to have a chance of succeeding. They only have one chance to find the research notebook and then escape from TEST. Just to reiterate - they only have 17 hours before LOCKDOWN and destruction of TEST.

Can your teams succeed?

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After an exciting video introduction, teams are immediately transported deep inside the industrial complex (by way of their Tablets) filled to the brim with both dangers and opportunities. The scenario is thought-provoking and fun with a focus on the teamwork that will be needed to escape.

Radiation levels are rising while air quality steadily deteriorates. There are many rooms linked by many doors. Which route will your team take? The Tablet PC that each team is equipped with, provides feedback and updates about the new surroundings. They will also see how other teams around them are faring (or failing!). This is one competitive activity!

The Maze Challenge rewards a calm approach – not easy to achieve as the clock counts down. The pressure to make rash decisions can be unbearable! Which teams will face lockdown (or worse)? And which teams will make it to the exit – some even achieving “Honours” in the process – in their quest to escape the MAZE!

A few key parameters:



Is this workshop right for your team?

A few key outcomes that The Maze Challenge brings out are:
• Problem solving skills
• Weighing-up courses of action
• Team communication and decision making
• Managing conflicts during decision making within teams
• Team bonding

This is a table-based activity – perfect for conferences and large groups. It can also be used for small groups when you want the above learning outcomes to be brought out in your teams. The complex game mechanics with over 105 trails makes it an absorbing experience for all participants regardless of what your use case is.

If you are keen on challenging your team, FocusU invites you to explore the Maze Challenge!

Contact Us today - we will be glad to meet up and discuss the possibilities for your team!