Code Crackers

Strategy meets competition in this escape-style game. Unlock new ways of thinking in Code Crackers, where teams use collaborative thinking to crack codes, and challenges to beat the hacker. Who can gather the clues and information the fastest?

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Why this event?

Put your thinking cap on with Code Crackers, a collaborative escape-style activity designed to help teams sharpen creative thinking and problem solving under pressure. This immersive version has been enhanced with 3D visuals to deliver a more engaging experience to virtual teams.

Teams must race against the clock to discover the clues and gather information effectively to solve the puzzle. These activities are sure to challenge the smartest of teams and enforce the value of strategy and communication.

Collaborate and leverage the different strengths in your team with two different versions:

  • Code Crackers I – Can your team find the missing codes?
  • Code Crackers II – Can your team beat the hacker?

*Scroll down to read more about each mission

Team size
  • 10-200
Time needed
  • 1-2 hours
Space requirement

This program is typically presented via Zoom. If you prefer another video conferencing platform, just let us know. Each participant needs a computer with web cam, microphone and stable internet connection.

Ideal for
  • Complementing team strengths
  • Collaborative problem-solving
  • Enhancing team resilience
  • Managing complexity
  • Increasing team communication
  • Remote team engagement

TeamBonding is all about customization. Would you like specific elements of company branding, culture and/or mission statement woven into your program? Just let us know what you have in mind. We can also end with an in-depth debrief to discuss what your teams learned, and how they can apply it on the job.

Choose your challenge

You cannot expect to solve new problems with old ways of thinking. In each challenge, teams will unlock new ways of thinking that they can use in the real world.  Solve one, or solve them both.

Code Crackers I

In Code Crackers I your team is tasked with finding the missing codes. The team’s individual strengths and differences will be put to the test in this brain-twisting challenge.

From Morse Code to Caeser’s cipher, unlocking the final room will challenge even the smartest of teams.

Code Crackers II

In Code Crackers II, a hacker has locked us out of all of our systems. Can your team of security experts get back control before time runs out?

In this complex challenge, teams take on the role of security experts tasked with regaining control of the computer system before the hacker deletes all the files. To accomplish the mission, teams must work together, spot patterns, and use creative thinking.

For more developmental team building sessions, the code crackers 2 game has been split into two parts, so you can debrief the game between rounds and help people improve.

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For more than 25 years, we’ve been helping teams like yours enhance open communication and build team camaraderie. If you want to rekindle the bonds your team once shared, or you’re assembling a new virtual team for the post-pandemic world, we are here to help.

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