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Jack Fruggle's Treasure


This game can be played in about 45-60 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion and evaluation, we recommend allowing 75-90 minutes.

• Show participants the importance of effective communication when working together.
• Test participants’ attention to detail, individually, or collectively.
• Test time management skills and participants’ levels of accuracy under pressure.
• Allow participants to work together to solve a specific problem.
• Identify the diverse range of skills within teams and how to use them effectively.

Skills and Behaviours Tested:
Communication skills, attention to detail, problem solving, teamwork, time management and leadership skills.

Group Size:
A minimum of 4 participants is required – ideally you will have a minimum of 8 participants, which will enable you to run the exercise with 2 teams of 4 competing.

Useful For:
Staff at all levels.

You'll Need:
• One set of 78 Treasure Hunt ‘Riddle’ Cards for each team.
• A whistle and a prize for the winning team (optional).

In the exercise, teams are provided a series of riddles, puzzles and questions to solve. Solving these will help participants put together a rhyme that will tell them where Jack’s treasure is hidden.

The riddles and puzzles have been deliberately designed to be diverse in nature and to draw upon different skills. They include riddles and cryptic clues, mathematical questions, word questions, and general knowledge questions. Some have been especially designed so that they require close attention to detail.

This exercise can also be used to examine the role of leaders within teams. If you wish to use the exercise in this way, you might want to pre-assign the role of leader to someone from each team.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
There is a Remote Delivery version of this module available in Trainers’ Library.


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