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In-Person Team Building Video

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It's hard to describe what, exactly, a Great Gotham Challenge is like - so we hope that the below video helps! If it sounds like your cup of tea, get in touch because we'd love to work with you!

The starting line of a Great Gotham Challenge.

Have you ever seen a clue baked into a knish at a generations-old Jewish bakery? Ever gotten a secret hand-off in a bar that George Washington frequented?

In a GGC, you can expect to uncover clues through anything-but-obvious challenges, like creating rubbings of famous plaques that reveal hidden meanings, visiting stores that seem to have been lost to time, or even spotting a clue hidden on a Times Square video billboard.

Our team building and offsite events are like The Amazing Race combined with Sleep No More and Pub Trivia, all on the streets of NYC! They're designed to build cooperation, encourage out-of-the-box thinking, reveal hidden or unused talents, and wow and delight as you explore the city as you’ve never seen it before.

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Large groups are divided into smaller teams that compete to find and decode a series of interactive clues cleverly embedded into the city's landscape.

Our state-of-the-art web app delivers visual, auditory, and tactile clues that prompt challengers to race between secret locations and perform interactive tasks to advance to the next clue.

This might mean tasting a dessert to find the puzzle hidden within, retrieving a burner phone from under a park bench, receiving a keyword on a napkin in a speakeasy, or striking up a conversation with a seeming passer-by.

Once they’ve solved all the clues, teams join each other again at the finish line to share food, drink, and tales of their experiences.

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Our “off-the-shelf” challenges are available to run on pre-set courses. However, what if you want something more bespoke?

Our custom challenges give our clients complete freedom to shape the experience as they see fit, from format to difficulty to theme - we add special details like inside jokes, product or industry themes, or company history, mission and vision elements.

We can build in premium experiences (like buzzing down the river in a speedboat;) luxurious, private locations; or even build bespoke challenges in a completely new city for your special event. If a custom event sounds like a good match for your team and fits within your budget, we’d love to help. Just ask!

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"We had high expectations and they were far exceeded. The challenges were difficult, extremely creative, and completely customized to our group. Suffice it to say our group couldn't have possibly had more fun. Thank you for making me look great!"

Robin Manager, Hedge fund office

"I'm always very skeptical of these "team-building" events, but this one was over the top. They successfully handled our 120-person team, with puzzles that were really challenging. The whole experience couldn't have been more engaging!"

Grace Lab manager, IBM Quantum Computing

"One of our directors told me it was one of the best organized online challenges they've done."

Mike Team Lead, Google

"[The challenge] shattered any expectations I had. For a fully remote event, I expected a bit of cheesy fun, but the production quality is unbelievable. I absolutely recommend everyone to try it."

Raj Tech Team Member, Meta

"To quote one of my teammates: "This [challenge] was mean and hard, and resultantly perfect." Thank you for the stellar experience, service, and fun."

Danica Team Lead, Software engineering company

"For a few hours, you get to feel like a secret agent as you traverse the mundane real world with a VIP pass for curated wonder."

Room Escape Artist Industry Review,

"A mixture of live actors, custom puzzles, and clues built around pre-existing and famous structures in lends the event a sort of glam DaVinci Code energy."

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Great Gotham Challenge is a once-in-a-lifetime event that starts at $2000 for our most basic, 2-hour in-person experience. However, most of our events are several times that scale - If you're dreaming big for a custom event, so are we!

To get in touch with one of our Bespokespeople, enter your information below, including any helpful details about date, number of participants, and budget.

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