Activity : Team Building Event: Trade Winds – 2583
Key Business Benefits
- Supports strategic planning
- Develops networking skills
- Improves negotiation skills
- Offers review and reflection
- Promotes problem solving
- Reinforces creative thinking
- Minimum group size 24
Trade Winds is a lively icebreaker or conference interlude that involves information gathering, negotiating and building trust.
'Ahoy there, me hearties!'
Hoist the Jolly Roger, cast off and set sail for Trade Winds - a fun, fast-moving and swash-buckling business adventure that involves negotiating, gathering information and networking. Every buccaneer on board is involved and it delivers key, cut-throat business messages!
The game is set in Port Royal, Jamaica in the 17th Century, a period of great opportunity for the wise and quick-witted, but a treacherous place for the gullible or ill-informed. Each team is the crew of a pirate ship docking into Port Royal with chattels and bounty to trade. Crucially, they also have valuable information - or so they say!
There's a fortune to be made on the high seas
Each crew wants to accumulate untold treasure. By using the information they can build relationships with other pirates to trade and so make their fortune!
Trade Winds is easy to understand but a real challenge to master. After the short briefing, negotiations soon start and build into a frenzy of bartering and trading. To be a successful pirate in Trade Winds requires more than a shiny cutlass and a sharp tongue! It takes clever negotiation, creative thinking and strategic planning to become the richest crew in port.
A swash-buckling business adventure
This is a very versatile event that can be played in about one hour. It is rousing fun and can be themed to create a full-blown pirate atmosphere. Add some Caribbean cuisine and Trade Winds is the centrepiece of an unforgettable event that will put the 'yo ho ho' into every participating pirate!
As a business game, it is also a valuable experience that reinforces the key business messages that trust, networking and relationships are vital for any business to succeed.