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Events for Large Groups in New York

The Challenge of Team Building Events for Large Groups

Organizing team building activities and offsites for large groups can be complex, especially in settings like NYC where venue space is limited. Traditional team building games, team bonding ideas, classic party games, activities, or events that engage small teams effectively might not scale well to the large number of participants in your entire team for larger gatherings.

However, the rise of remote and hybrid work environments with virtual teams underscores the importance of engaging larger groups through exciting, inclusive events where remote employees, smaller groups, and different team members can all participate together.

Our interactive citywide challenges, can accommodate hundreds or even thousands by dividing them into smaller, competitive teams, ensuring personal engagement and a sense of camaraderie across the entire organization, despite the logistical challenges of big-city venues.

Large Groups At GGC

The Great Gotham Challenge is designed from the ground up to work well with hundreds or even thousands of participants. We believe the bigger the group, the more competitive and fun the Challenge. Your large group is divided into many smaller teams of 3-6 membes, who race against the clock (and other teams!) until one team crosses the finish line first!

It is a great way to gather everyone in person for an event that can be run for the entire group with over fifty, a hundred, or even a thousand participants.

Our immersive puzzle adventure combines mind-bending puzzles, food, live theater, history, and embedded technology to create unforgettable team building experiences. As the clock ticks, competing teams race to find and decode a series of interactive clues that engage the rich culture and history of the world around us.

Our large group events spur group communication, problem solving skills, creative thinking, and boost team morale. Our penache and love of epic, jaw-dropping moments will leave your entire team saying "I can't believe we just did that!"

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We have designed our "off-the-shelf" challenges in New York City to work well with large groups of hundreds of people, and we regularly use our extensive experience in game flow and mechanics to custom-design challenges that accommodate much larger groups.

More about In-Person Events

Each team is connected to their teammates through our proprietary web app where they can read their current clues, ask for hints, and contact the Cluemasters if they need help - allowing everyone to work at their own pace.

We are experts in managing large groups, and often split larger groups into "waves" and use our app's proprietary routing to engineer load balancing at every station, ensuring that even with group sizes in the thousands, every team has a great experience.

GGC's custom web-app that allows each small group of players competing to have view into the game.


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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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!

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