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Wine Maker’s Challenge
Can be used as a Workshop or Dinner Program.
You can view photos of this event – Just go to the Winemaker’s Challenge section of our Gallery pages.
This original, fun-filled “Wine Creation” challenge is sure to get your team’s creative juices flowing! A-one-of-a-kind” program, your team will hone their skills with a team building trainer as well as a wine sommelier – With everyone working toward the ultimate goal…creating and marketing a new product– a world class wine!
The Scenario: A surprise inheritance from a high profile and “newly departed” comedian’s estate in Beverly Hills has left your team perched to inherit a Napa Valley winery. But … not so fast… the comedian placed an unusual stipulation in his will! In order to inherit the winery your team must overcome a challenge. They must create a new wine and develop a marketing plan to sell their wine to a customer-base with a “highly developed sense of humor.” Can your team save the day?
This program is a synergy of team building concepts, fun interactive instruction on wine appreciation, and light wine tasting.

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Limousine Treasure Hunt
Whisked away in white stretch limousines your teams will have a ball participating in this energetic treasure hunt that emphasizes communication, teamwork, and out-of-the-box creativity.
Groups are broken in teams, each team receiving a list of clues and a Polaroid camera with film. The lists contain places to find, items to scavenge and tasks to complete. Great as an orienting tool as well as a team building program participants “discover” city highlights and history along the way. But in order to be “winners” teams must utilize group talents, skills, and a good overall strategy.
For those that would like an in depth orientation this program can be customized to employ historic figures such as Betsy Ross or Ben Franklin to act as companion/hosts during the hunt.

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Time Merger Treasure Hunt
Your company has embarked on a bold new initiative known as a Time Merger. The year is 2008. Top executives from your company have just been contacted by another group of executives from your company…. but from the year 2058! It seems during in the intervening years between 2008 and 2058 a technology calling time-faxing has been developed! (The theory exists today… check out Worm Hole Theory in Quantum Physics!)
Your company is requesting you send them information & products from 2008 that they can use to create major innovations in the future! A portion of the profits will be time-faxed back to you in 2008 so everyone benefits financially.
With this list in hand your teams will be challenged to find these products, photograph them, and begin this inter-company, inter-time collaboration. Are you up for it? Can your teams save the future of the company?

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Cheese It!
A Gourmet Team Building Program
Artisan cheese is one of the hottest food trends in the United States and your team is about to meet this trend head-on. In a three-part team building program your teams will taste some scrumptious cheese, compete in an outrageous “Cheese Olympics” and invent their very own Artisan Micro-Dairy!
Whether mixing and mingling while tasting seven different cheese-styles, or competing for prizes and glory in their first annual “Cheese Olympics” this program is a real Cheese Ball! How could it not be with games like Cheesiest Cliché Contest, Blow Torch Pizza-Art Competition, Olympic Cheese Stacking Contest, Cheese Trivia, and Cheese Cube and Toothpick Art Challenge?

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Myers Briggs Test, DiSC Profile, and What’s My Communication Style,” Team Assessments
You can use these assessments either as full day, half day, or in short form combined with our fun team building programs.
Your team will learn about their individual “personality” or “behavioral” styles and also come to understand other team member’s styles. This approach promotes harmony and understanding among people with different styles. In just minutes it can help team members to understand others and to combine team strengths. Team member differences will be seen as assets not challenges — “gifts” to the team and the organization.
Included are experiential exercises that act as reinforcement to what the team learned. In this section the group will participate in fun, interactive activities…but with a difference! Now they see through new eyes! With these insights they can increase communication, bringing their learning back to the office to make an even better team!

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The Great Chocolate Trials
Can be used as a short Workshop, an Afternoon or Dinner Program.
You can view photos of this event – Just go to the Great Chocolate Trial section of our Gallery Page.
Unleash your taste buds as you create a new chocolate “Therapy” sure to transform the modern world! This fun-filled and delicious program will energize your team as they unite to discover new healing possibilities in chocolate while utilizing key business processes.
In a kind of “chocolate treasure hunt” teams are secretly assigned a unique flavor of chocolate and must find their chocolate amidst a sea of highly imaginative (not to mention scrumptious) samples. Then, using their secret flavor, relevant clinical data, ingenuity and their sense of humor teams must create and market a new chocolate remedy – a meltingly marvelous product that will revolutionize the way we use chocolate today!
Originally created with the collaboration of a pharmaceutical company this program is great for (but not limited to) the pharmaceutical industry.

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Healthy Teams Professional Chef Cook-off
You can view photos of this event – Just go to the Cooking Team Building section of our Gallery Page.
Who hasn’t imagined being a Chef for a day? Dressed in dazzling whites, armed with ingenuity as their main tool, your team will be transformed into “Iron Chefs” – racing against the clock, everyone pitching in to bring their team to victory. The grand finale for the day is the banquet and award ceremony, where teams present and taste their culinary creations. But these awards are not for taste and eye appeal alone, but for perseverance and team spirit.

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Murder Mysteries
You can view photos of this event – Just go to the Murder Mystery section of our Gallery Page.
Philly Hops Murder Mysteries makes your team the stars! A fashionable vehicle for enlightening employees about working as a happy, well-adjusted team, Murder Mysteries emphasize creativity and problem-solving skills. With scripts customized to your organization, “inside” jokes and actors ad-libbing as they go everyone gets into the act. Come match wits with our detectives, it’s a dinner to die for!
This program works best for groups of 20 and above.

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Mission: Possible

Spy Hunt
Your team of premier secret agents has been chosen to participate in the covert mission, “Operation Shadow Warriors.” Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will include reaching specific checkpoints, rendezvousing with other operatives who hold vital information, and completing retrieval and photographic assignments. But Beware! There are those who have a vested interest in sabotaging you. They may seem innocuous, but their job is nothing less than to send you on a wild goose chase!

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The Great Chili Cook-Off or Create a Company
You can view photos of this event – Just go to the Chili Cook-Off section of our Gallery Page.
Start Your Ovens! This heated competition will get your team energized and unified as they all work in harmony toward one goal –– creation of a brand new gourmet food company and its banner product “Chili”!
This is a multi-layered challenge where teams will be competing in a variety of fun-filled business-oriented “chili” activities. Teams will be collaborating to earn “chili dollars” as well as competing to cook the best darn chili around! And in the end everyone benefits from the fruit of each other’s labor as they dine on a wonderful buffet highlighted by some truly amazingly Chili!

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The Great Adventure!
An Indiana Jones-style Treasure Hunt!
Take your team on an expedition to discover that rarest of Creatures! A beast so mysterious, it has yet to be captured or even photographed. It exists only in whispers, rumors, and unofficial reports.
In this one-of-a-kind treasure hunt, your group will explore the wilds (a.k.a. neighboring streets) searching for this mythical creature. A being teams will define through clues,photographs, and audio recording.
HERE’S THE STORY: Teams go on a “hunt” to “find” a creature, or rather to compile a “creature profile”. Upon return to “Base Camp” (your meeting space), using their assembled evidence, the teams will recount their adventures as a “story” sure to energize and bond the entire group.

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Building Chocolate Bridges
Can be used as a Workshop or Before Dinner Program
You can view photos of this event – Just go to the Building Chocolate Bridges section of our Gallery pages.
Your team of mad scientists has created and refined a group of “magic compounds.” These compounds have an astounding number of applications. Their most unique application is their ability to be manipulated. They are also 100% edible.
As your team is heading to Philadelphia to perform some additional experiments a crisis occurs. When your group begins to cross the Delaware River a winter storm occurs, knocking down local transportation and major forms of communication, crumbling the Ben Franklin Bridge. Half of your team has made it across the bridge. The other half is now stranded, as is the entire population of Philadelphia.”
“Your team must step forward. You must use your magic compounds to save the city of Philadelphia, your teammates, and the day.

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What’s News?
Your crack team of would-be reporters, news presenters, commentators and experts combine their efforts in one of the most exciting team building events ever!
Each team assumes the role of a wild and whacky TV news show! Sent out with a video camera to find humorous stories for their own news program….team members choose from a variety of key roles: anchor, reporter, editor, commentator, camera person, etc. Spice up your show with a weather report, advertisements, traffic or sports segments! Use creative graphics and dramatic voices!
This high energy, fun-filled program has teams practicing collaboration and communication, time management in a fast pace environment, creative problem solving, and much more.

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Hors d’oeuvre Party
Similar to the cooking team building program this hands-on cooking event has your team coming together to create a hors d’oeuvre party. In this program an interesting assortment of hors d’oeuvres and “pick-ups” are produced and enjoyed rather than a three-course meal. Participants share the opportunity to be creative as well as bond as they cook, mix, mingle and taste. And there’s still time afterwards for dinner at a “hot” new restaurant.
This program lasts one to one and a half hours. It is ideal as a lunch function, or after-meeting team building event. It travels well and can be done in the ballroom or function room of your choice, including your rental space from the day’s business meeting.

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Big Box Office
The BIGGEST weekend for new movie releases is coming up fast and your BIG Hollywood Studio must pull out all the stops to make the BIGGEST splash in movie release history!
Your team, the creative geniuses behind the next blockbuster success story, must work with the available scripts on hand and develop them into STAR-STUDDED SPECTACULARS using big name talent, clever marketing ploys and a keen eye for the hot trends in pop culture!
This tabletop exercise is a quick way to bond your team in a fun-filled and creative atmosphere. Can be done in the meeting space of your choice or works well in a private dinning room just before lunch or dinner.

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Food For Thought Treasure Hunt
From the Founding Fathers who employed French chefs to the earthy mix of immigrant populations, Philadelphia’s culinary history is a multi-faceted adventure.
This one-of-a-kind treasure hunt will take you on a culinary journey, discovering taste treats ranging from colonial brews to healing Asian herbs or high-test historic ice cream. This hunt takes you from “Hipstoric” Old City, a place of unique restaurants, significant history, charming shops and art galleries, to Chinatown, and Reading Terminal Market with its exhilarating selection of baked goods, meats, poultry, seafood, produce, and ethnic foods.
Your teams will answer clues, break codes, take photos, taste some things, scavenge others and use a whole lot of teamwork while having a whole lot of fun.

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Art Museum Treasure Hunt
Experience the “fine art” of a Philadelphia Museum of Art Treasure Hunt. Exercise your mind and your ability to work together as a team in this fun-filled romp through thousands of years of art and artifacts.
It’s an Indiana Jones-style adventure, digging through clues in a frenetic hunt, thrilling to the unexpected as the teams of time-traveling sleuths are transported back to the Four Corners of the ancient world. With treasure hunt clues in hand teams will: hunt through collections of Asian art dating from the third millennium BC, bask in the calm of a Buddhist Temple and Japanese Ceremonial Teahouse, or the calm of a Chinese palace hall. You’ll explore a 13th-century French Monastery Cloister; view Masterpieces of the Renaissance; or a suite of glamorous 18th-century French interiors.

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Franklin Institute Treasure Hunt
Can be used as a Team Building Exercise or Team Building Dinner Program
You can view photos of this event – Just go to the Franklin Institute Treasure Hunt section of our Gallery Page.
“The door of wisdom is always open”, said Benjamin Franklin, and the wonders of science are waiting to be found. Have a ball on the Franklin Institute treasure hunt as you discover electricity, walk through the heart, or ride a “Sky Bike” while suspended from the ceiling. You and your team will create sparks in a 350 Ton Iron Horse, “Go for the Gold” in the “Sports Challenge” or get an up close and personal look at the nearest star. The Franklin Institute is a fantastic place to communicate, collaborate and appreciate your peers as you discover the hidden treasures that lie within.

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Game Show Mania
Every night, millions of TV viewers play along with their favorite game shows. Buying a vowel. Blurting out answers. It’s as American as baseball and apple pie. So — for 50 points, what’s the best way to make your next meeting or party a hit? Let us bring you the fast-paced live action and Hollywood-style showmanship of Game Show Mania directly to you!
Game Show Mania includes a fully interactive entertainer who will bring you and your guests up as contestants in groups of four. Once you’re up on stage, it’s a fantasy come true as you play a real game show. Questions can come from our trivia library, or we can create a show tailored to your event with questions and answers pertaining to your organization or conference theme.

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Lightening Fast Video Challenge
Creativity gets a high-speed workout in this exciting competition between teams armed with video cameras and a whole lot of imagination!
First-time directors, writers and actors combine to make a mini-movie in less time than it takes to watch one (two hours!). This exercise increases your team’s ability to listen and develop ideas quickly, to think as a unit and create marketable and entertaining material in a very short time period. Surprising twists and turns keep the momentum building as teams compete to make the best (and often funniest) videos!

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Facilitated Team Games And Challenges
This program can be done indoors or outdoors. It can be customized for any time frame requested. It can also be used as reinforcement with any Philly Hops program you choose. Please note also, our customized version is wonderful in conjunction with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or similar personality type programs.
Participants are led through a series of fun social icebreakers. They are then challenged to think, plan, decide and cooperate through the use of team building exercises. It is through team member’s discussion regarding their own experiences during these exercises that teams become more aware of effective individual and team behaviors. While operating as a team, learners have an opportunity to connect with each other, to build relationships, to accommodate diversities and leverage individual strengths. These team challenges provide a seriously FUN means to establish and refine the team’s process!