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Beat The Dragon
Take a leaf out of our book... and dare to face the DRAGONS.....
Beat The Dragon! is a hugely enjoyable and challenging team-building game. As in the TV show, you and your team will get the chance to pitch ideas for new products and services to our formidable and hilarious collection of "Dragons" (investors). Your aim is to persuade them to give you all their money!
The game is designed so that everyone is involved and, at any moment, any team member can be invited to contribute. In a relaxed and fun environment, we'll give your communication and powers of concentration a helpful overhaul - and test your ability to work successfully as a team.
Various "extras" are thrown in to keep everyone interested and the event concludes with the teams bidding for various "new inventions" in an auction. The true value of any item they bid for will be added to any cash they have left over and the team that's richest will be the winners. Prizes are given to the winning team and to the individual who has impressed us the most.
By the end of this game, even the fiercest dragon will take on an entirely new animal form: the pussycat!
Example Running Order for afternoon event (timings can vary a lot - so do check with us!)
2:00 p.m. The introduction. When the guests have arrived, the actors join them. People are put into teams and each team comes up with a company name for themselves and designs a company logo. We hear the names and see the logos they have chosen and then explain that we'll be getting them to pitch ideas for a new product, invention or service to our "dragons", who will then decide how much money they may want to invest.
2:30 p.m. The challenge. We give teams time to decide on what they will pitch to us and how they will pitch it. Everyone in the team must be involved somehow in the pitch and be willing to answer any questions thrown at them.
Everyone hears each team pitch. The dragons ask question and decide how much they want to invest.
The pitching process is then repeated, with subtle variations. ("Quick fire" pitching, "Hidden Phrase" pitching, "Blind" pitching, "Product Area" pitching"etc.).
4:30 p.m. The conclusion. Teams use the money the dragons have invested in their company to bid for certain "new inventions" in an auction. The true value of any item they bid for will be added to any cash they have left over and the team that's richest will be the winners. But, to qualify, they must have succeeded in buying at least one item in the auction. Prizes are given to the winning team and to the individual who has impressed us most. The end!