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The Search for the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine

Search for the lost dutchman's gold mine

The Search for the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine™ is going digital!

Are you looking for a virtual game for team-building events or company retreats? Look no further! This proven and flexible virtual board game for professionals explores the topics of teamwork, collaboration, leadership, and planning, all while wearing cowboy hats. 🤠

We are excited to offer you the chance to beta test this tool as it is being redeveloped from an in-person game to virtual gameplay.

A new, virtual game for organizational improvement.

The Search for the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine has been played by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. This unique game is not only fun to play, but also it allows companies, divisions, or large teams to have discussions around cooperation and working toward shared goals.

The virtual version of this game maintains those fun interactions while also allowing for meaningful discussions about workplace silos and working towards shared goals. After a game is complete, a team debrief will cover workplace topics including:

  1. Collaboration
  2. Organizational goals
  3. Communication
  4. Leadership
Players walk away with a fun, workplace memory and new insights around communication and collaboration with their team members.

Two ways to join the fun!

If you’re looking for new, creative ways to increase collaboration and communication, you’re in luck! We are currently facilitating pilot sessions of this new, virtual game for teams. Just looking to learn more? Join our next demo.

Join a Demo

Play a demo version of the Search for the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine to experience how the game works.

The demo is designed for L&D, HR, and facilitators who are looking to add a team-building/culture development tool to their toolbox.

During the demo, you will have a chance to play a small part of the game and see how the gameplay connects with the game’s debrief.

Join one of the following demos:

  • September 6th: 11 am – 12:15 pm EST
  • October 5th: 11 am – 12:15 pm EST
  • November 8th: 11 am – 12:15 pm EST

Schedule a Pilot

Play the full game of the Search for the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine.

This pilot is being conducted so we can test new features of the game in its digital format. Your team or organization will benefit from the outcomes of the game and by having the ability to experience it at a fraction of what it will cost when it’s released.

This pilot requires:

  • 12 – 24 game participants
  • Timing: 3 hours to play the game and go through the debriefing  and strategy planning process
  • Cost: $500

How the online game works:

search for the lost Dutchman's gold mineA secret gold mine that was long considered lost forever has been found!

Deep in the Superstition Mountains lies the Dutchman’s Goldmine. It was first discovered by Jacob Waltz in the 1860s, but it was then lost in the Phoenix flood of 1891. The mine has been recently found.

The mine is located on Federal Land. The US Parks Department has only granted a limited permit of 28 days. It’s up to you to figure out how to get to the mine as quickly as possible and of course…

mine as much gold as we can!

Virtual Team Building GamesParticipants are broken up into teams of 2-4 players. Each team starts with a limited number of resources. They must figure out how they can both reach the mine and have enough resources to mine as much gold as possible.

There are different routes that each team can take to reach the mine. However, each route presents its own unique set of circumstances. The weather in this area can change frequently and it often catches travelers off guard. While you are outfitted in an all-terrain jeep, mudslides and blizzards will derail any vehical.

If you choose to join this expedition, you will need to have access to a computer with a camera and microphone. The game is played like a board game. Each team will choose what actions they want to take each ‘day’ of the game.

Participants will need to log into Zoom or another webinar platform that allows for breakout rooms. The game will only last two hours, and it’s important that participants are available to play the whole time.

Play this virtual game for a meaningful debrief

Every organization is working towards mining its own ‘goldmine’. The goldmine might be actual revenue, creating a new product, or successfully achieving a shared goal. Unfortunately, many organizations can become siloed. 

Teams that are supposed to work together end up taking different routes, cutting off internal communication, or only focusing on their own personal goals. The Search for the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine is a fun board game, but it’s designed to represent these types of situations that happen in many (if not all) organizations. 

lost dutchman virtual game for companies and organizations

Debrief of gameplay will delve into the topics of:

  1. Teamwork
  2. Leadership
  3. Process Improvement
  4. Collaboration
  5. Analysis of Systems

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