Intergalactic Adventure

The aliens are invading the universe and you are the only ones who can stop them!

Intergalactic Adventure begins by informing the group that the aliens are coming and you’re tasked with destroying one of the communication satellites that reaches across the galaxy.  Without the satellites. the aliens cannot attack. You are told that if even one of those satellites remains, the enemy will be able to enact their plan of intergalactic dominance and they will eradicate the human race!

Set against a backdrop of having just 20 days to complete their mission (each day lasts between 5-8 minutes), teams must race to make daily decisions, trade resources (you can never have too many space rations and phase blasters), and take out their satellite. Unfortunately, competition is inevitable and the fate of the galaxy is hanging in the balance.

Along the way, unexpected events cause teams to improvise, adapt and clue into other teams’ strategies to accomplish the objectives. By the end of the fast-paced exercise, participants discover the power of effective communication, trust and working together to achieve a common goal.

Throughout this three-hour activity, teams are rewarded for innovative thinking and communication.

Your team members will experience how:

  • Inter-team coordination drives organizational effectiveness.
  • Effective communication makes the difference between progress and chaos.
  • The workplace environment can either engage or alienate people.
  • Breaking trust creates a toxic culture.
  • Working together towards common goals breaks down silos and unifies the organization.

Bring back powerful lessons to the workplace!

Program Stats:

Group size: 20-300+
Program Length: 2.5-3 hours
Suggested Team Size: 5 is optimal, 3-6 is fine
Space requirements: 1 60” round table per group
Program Location: Inside

What is the best team size?

We typically recommend teams of 5. However, teams of 3-6 can also work well. 7 or more people per team will not be as engaging for all of the participants.

Is it better to predetermine the members of the teams or randomly assign people to teams?

The answer to this question depends upon your goal for the session. Sometimes, participants are comprised of several teams from one department. In these cases, our clients tend to like to preset the teams so that people can interact with people they don’t work with on a regular basis. Other times, groups are comprised of a single team or department and randomly assigning teams works fine.

Who forms the teams?

We can randomize small groups on the spot, but for groups larger than 20 people, we recommend you form the teams ahead of time. If you are preselecting the teams, we suggest you disseminate this information to the participants either at the program or prior to the event. We do not recommend reading off of a list at the beginning of the program.

What is the typical length of the program, and is this flexible?

A typical program runs 2.5-3 hours. Due to the nature of this program, we don’t recommend changing the time more than that.

How much set-up time is needed?

An hour is good for groups up to 100 people.

We’re using our conference room all day. Can you set up during our break?

Possibly. It depends on the group size and the break length.

What are the room requirements?

The ideal set up is one 60” round table with linens and chairs for each team. Two 8’ rectangular tables for program supplies are needed at the front of the room (for up to 100 people). Also, a screen, projector, sound system and microphone (for groups larger than 30) are needed.

What about prizes?

Prizes do not work for this activity. (Spoiler Alert: If you’re playing, please stop reading here.) The group either succeeds as a whole group or fails as a whole group. There is no winning team.

What is the best attire for this event?

Space suits! Or anything you would wear to a typical event at your organization is fine.

Can this be done outdoors?

This activity was designed for a conference room or ballroom with a screen, projector, and (for groups larger than 30) a microphone.

Can this be done while drinks and appetizers are being served?

We very strongly discourage this. The directions are very complicated and we will need everyone’s full attention.

How long is the debrief?

The debrief typically runs 20-40 minutes based on the needs of your group. We can get into some deeper topics if you want to.

How much clean up time is needed?

Most programs can be cleaned up in 15-30 minutes.

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