Teams watch an intriguing video. They learn that a few months ago a synthetic virus that destroys people’s ability to communicate and collaborate was discovered. The video unfolds a story of a team of international scientists who, while developing a vaccine against the virus, have tragically become infected. As a result, they are unable to cooperate and have encrypted, locked up and hidden their findings.
Teams are challenged to discover the vaccine and save the world! In this quest they must open the boxes, decrypt the codes and bring the proper DNA samples to the analyser. To open the first box and start their quest the video instructs them to consult the laboratory’s website.
They must work quickly. In the room, a screen displays a live image of the virus under a high-powered microscope. Can they discover the vaccine before the synthetic virus mutates, breaks the barrier of neutral cells and the infection spreads?
Learning and development outcomes
Outbreak is a fun and experiential learning game that enhances team work and problem-solving skills in a fun and relaxed environment. Effective communication and active listening are essential ingredients to success.
Over the course of the game, team members come to realise that each person’s individual talent, strength and capability is important to the effectiveness of the team. Teams learn to work efficiently and effectively within limited time constraints developing their collective problem-solving skills.