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The Programs


team building game where scavenger hunt and photo hunt combine with comedy improv

Team Benefits

Team Spirit
Team Unity
Problem Solving
Time Management
Healthy Risk Taking

PEOPLE ARE SAYING……a fun and enlightening teambuilding event. The MC set the stage for the day by immediately getting everyone engaged and laughing. The photo scavenger hunt proved to be a big success and now the pictures are proudly displayed in our break room.

– Sharon S. Merck & Co.

One of our very popular Treasure Hunt Team Building Programs

Bring your sense of humor for outrageous team building fun! A wild photo-snapping free-for-all with the craziest, silliest treasure hunt clues ever assembled!

Teams race to collect wild photos of hilarious and surprising subjects. Thinking on their feet and developing creative solutions are both necessary tools to tackle the far-out assortment of crazy treasure hunt challenges.

Anything Goes is a high-energy and laughter-loaded exercise, where hunting for hilarity combines with great team-building excitement. Your group will never use a camera the same way aagin!

Minimum/Maximum Group Size: 10 – 125 (divided into teams of 5-10)

Program Length: 4 hours approximately

Location: This program is very flexible. It should begin in a conference room, meeting space or private restaurant dinning room.


The Programs


Team Benefits

Team Spirit
Success Experience
Mutual Trust
Healthy Risk Taking
Performance Skills

The response from our managers was enthusiastic and unanimous. The program addressed all the goals we discussed during the planning phase, and the exercises were pertinent, instructional, and entirely entertaining.
– K.S. Division Manger, Premium Services, Aramark– MORE

This program is one of our Food Lover’s Team Building Programs

An exercise that brings out the best in your teams, engaging their energy and creativity through the vehicle of positive humor. Research has shown that humor, used appropriately, does more than create good will. It also dramatically enhances creative and cognitive thinking, builds rapport, and reduces stress. That’s why organizations that use humor well tend to attract and retain the best-qualified people and inspire them to excel.

The Premise

(Or One Customized To Your Business Model)

You are a group of doctors who are partners in a successful practice in Beverly Hills. A grateful patient has included a surprising gift for the practice in his last will and testament. This patient, a famous comedian, had long ago invested in vineyard land in the Napa Valley. Now his prime piece of wine country real estate is about to be inherited by the practice as a group.
However, the comedian included an unusual condition in his will. The doctors may only retain ownership if they create a new wine and market the wine in a humorous fashion. The name of the wine, its label design, an entire marketing campaign must be created and be FUNNY or ownership of the vineyard will revert back to the comedian’s estate.
The partnership’s reputation is at stake here – and your retirement fund! Can your teams save the day?

Minimum/Maximum Group Size: 10 – 70

Program Length: 2 hours approximately

Location: A private room in a restaurant, ballroom or meeting space of your choice.

**Since Philly Hops does not have a liquor license the price of this program does not include (any room rental costs or) the cost of the food or wine/alcohol. These costs will be determined by your site selection and paid to the site according to your consumption. The estimated for the wine used in the program is $12.00 – $15.00 per person.

The Programs


Team Benefits

Team Unity
Problem Solving
Presentation Skills

It went very, very well. It was great for the attendees to have some fun, & stress relief as well as having them think outside the box to hone their competitive edge.

– Vanessa, Otsuku

Chocolate Therapy is one of our Food Lover’s Team Building Programs

Unleash your taste buds as you invent a new chocolate “Cure” 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.
Make no mistake; this is not simply a chocolate tasting! This is a multi-layered challenge where teams will be faced with a variety of business and marketing-based tasks – all of them heading toward the ultimate goal — a meltingly marvelous product that will revolutionize the way we view chocolate!
This activity simulates a complete business process from initial concept through design, production, marketing and promotion. It is done in a light-hearted and highly creative environment requiring cooperation, collaboration, business acumen and artistry—–and several pounds of chocolate!

The Process

The group is divided into teams. 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 delicious) samples. Then, using their secret flavor, relevant clinical data, ingenuity and their sense of humor teams must create and market a new chocolate remedy. The program ends with each team writing and performing a one-minute commercial for the other teams to view.

Minimum/Maximum Group Size: 10 – 70 (divided into teams of 5-10)

Program Length: 1 – 2 hours approximately

Location: This program is extremely flexible and can be done in virtually any conference room, meeting space or private restaurant dinning room.

The Programs


Team Benefits

Building Team Unity
Creative Problem Solving
Communication Skills
Presentation Skills

The event brought about a comic relief and informative approach to how teamwork benefits us as an individual and as a group. I thank you very much for sharing with us.
– AW, GlaxoSmithKline


This program is one of our Food Lover’s Team Building Programs

“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 perform some additional experiments a crisis occurs. When your group begins to cross a river on their route a winter storm comes up, knocking down local transportation and major forms of communication, crumbling the bridge as they cross. Half of your team has made it across the bridge. The other half is now stranded. Your team must step forward. You must use your magic compounds to save your teammates, and the day.”

The Process

Given a large amount of chocolate and a variety of edible materials your group will erect a bridge. Coming from two different directions your team must build a bridge that meets in the middle.

optional philanthropic add-on


Give your team building event more impact by adding a Philanthropic option! For example, check out our new Tree Of Wishes exercise!

Minimum/Maximum Group Size: 10 – 150 (divided into teams of 5-10)

Program Length: 2 – 3 hours approximately

Location: This program is very flexible and can be done in a conference room, meeting space or function room.

The Programs


Video Treasure Hunt and Fun Coporate Team Building from Philly Hops

Team Benefits

Team Spirit
Quick Decision Making & Problem Solving
Collaboration & Consensus
Continuous Improvement

PEOPLE ARE SAYING….I received positive feedback about the exercise, your attention to detail and the way you provided everyone with a way to interact/communicate with each other. The end result we learned how to have fun and not take everything so seriously. We could not have asked for a better outcome. – Leo Pharma – MOREThis is one of our very popular Games and Challenges PLUS! check out our other great Movie Making Team Building Programs


Cameras and street smarts combine as teams solve hilarious clues with cinematic style! An all new twist on the classic treasure hunt where the stars are your teams! The mysteries are in the clue sheets, but the answers are in focus as your group embarks on an exciting adventure that mixes crazy camera work with snooping skills. The deadline is coming fast and can the teams make it to the premiere before curtain call?


Like our other movie making programs, Video Treasure Hunt brings many skills into play, and give everyone something fun to do! Creative personalities, detailed planners, performers and leaders all have parts to play in this blockbuster exercise.


After inspirational warmups and icebreakers, teams receive a checklist of intriguing mini-challenges, each requiring creativity and strategy to meet within a strict deadline. Armed with a video camera and high energy, teams must ‘enter the field’ to capture their responses to the challenges cinematically. Ultimately, everyone returns to the screening room and the group enjoys the often hilarious and sometimes thought-provoking results. Minimum/Maximum Group Size: 10-60 (divided into teams of 5-10) Program Length: 3 hours approximately Location: This program is extremely flexible and can be done outdoors, or in any conference room, meeting space or function room .

The Programs


Team Benefits

Team Spirit
Problem Solving
Group Planning
Time Management
Philly Hops was:
1. Very responsive and attentive to our needs and expectations.
2. Good engagement and participation. The right balance of learning and fun.
3. Great delivery!
– Linde

One of our newest Team Building Games and Challenges


Team collaboration meets healthy competition in a fast-paced, results-oriented exercise where engineering challenges meet creative problem-solving and high-speed fun wins the day!


This exciting team building exercise keeps everyone involved, as teams design and construct their own, unique custom slot car racetrack. The layout must be ‘themed’ and many planning and implementation skills are put to the test.


Part of the fun is creating the tracks and unique race challenges. The rest is the spirited races themselves, as teams tackle each other’s tracks and go on a ‘world racing tour’, where every team member is a winner. This program is action-packed and highly memorable.


Any group with a diverse mix of personality types or skillsets. Our Slot Car Racing team building game impacts leadership skills, brainstorming techniques, consensus and collaboration methods, and many other invaluable team assets worth promoting. The finish line is that your group will work together in a new and exciting way.

Minimum/Maximum Group Size: 12 – 50 (divided into teams of 5-7 each)

Program Length: 2 – 3 hours approximately

Location: This program can be done in any conference room, meeting space or function room.

The Programs


Team Benefits

Problem Solving
Change Management
Time Management
Trust Building

Many thanks to you and your team for a great evening of team building in Philly. I had done a scavenger hunt in NYC last year – and the team are saying you topped that!!! I’m back in my office now, and people are still talking about the Videos. – David, BASF

The Fast Video Challenge is one of our very popular Games and Challenges

PLUS! check out our other great Movie Making Team Building Programs

Fast Team Building Results

Why watch movies when you can make one? Armed with professional filmmaking tips, a digital movie camera and brainstorming exercises, teams set out to make an award-winning 3-minute blockbuster.

From Script To Screen

In this fun, energetic, program teams will learn about the process of movie making, from camera shots and angles, to making a storyboard, to the different roles required in making a movie. Each team will write, produce, and film a three minute movie, which will stretch their creativity and entertain everyone as films are viewed together in the finale.
This program will have your team thinking as a unit to create marketable and entertaining material in a very short time. Surprising twists and turns keep the momentum building as teams compete to make the best (and often funniest) videos!
This program was created by a collaboration of team building trainers & film making professionals.

Minimum/Maximum Group Size: 8 � 100

Program Length: 3-4 hours, half day or full day

Location / Logistics: A private room/meeting space twice as big as necessary to seat the group plus a projector with sound and screen or television with AV capabilities.

The Programs


Philly Hops offers a variety of half and full day programs:

intense workshops to help team building skills evolve team assessment programs like Myers-Briggs or Disc       Smart Buy: affordable team building and team training combination packages



All the Assessments & Workshops below can be customized in combination with our Team Building Programs.

By utilizing these combinations teams will have more opportunity to “live” their learning. All research concurs this greatly increases learning’s ”sticky-ness” and magnifies bringing learning back to the workplace.



» What’s My Communication Style?
» Disc Behavioral Profile
» Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

» What’s My Communication Style?

Uncover preferred styles of verbal and nonverbal communication with the fast and fun “What’s My Communication Style?” By responding to a simple 24-item inventory, participants will learn their preference for one of four communication styles, recognize the various facets of communication, and learn how to use their own style to enhance communication.

Learning Outcomes


» Pinpoint one of four style preferences

» Discover how style affects behavior

» Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of each style

» Learn how to interact with different styles

» Disc Behavioral Profile

 Help your team members interact more effectively. Participants will complete the DiSC personal profile participants and gain insight about themselves and others by exploring behavioral differences.

DiSC can help employees at all levels:

» understand their own behavior

» learn how and when to adapt their behavior

» improve communication

» promote appreciation of differences

» enhance individual and team performance

» reduce conflict

» Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

 The Myers Briggs Type Indicator is the most internationally used personality assessment. There are sixteen possible types, each one has it’s “gift” to bring to the organization. The Myers Briggs assessment promotes harmony and understanding among people with different personality types. In just minutes, it can help team members to understand each other and combine strengths, thereby building a better team.


These are traditional half and full day workshops that focus on your targeted team concerns.

We have many more topics but a few examples are:



Interpersonal Communication Skills and Active Listening



It’s Not Me! It’s the Rest of The World!

Dealing With Conflict and Difficult Situations



Creating a Great Culture of Inclusion



Connecting Across Generations



» Embracing Change

» Team Development

» Cross Functional Communication

» Diversity

»  Giving and Receiving Feedback

»  Executive Coaching

The Programs


A study in collaboration, your team won’t believe the delicious, gourmet food they create when they practice team building chef-style. Unlike many other cooking team building programs our programs are designed and lead by an impressive group of credentialed, professional chefs. Some Programs are based on kitchen availability in your location.


OUR MOST POPULAR PROGRAM! Using secret flavors, relevant clinical data, ingenuity and a bit of comedy teams create and market a new chocolate remedy – a meltingly marvelous product that will revolutionize the way we use chocolate today! Chocolate Therapy Slideshow


In this one-of-a-kind culinary team building challenge, teams create delicious snack masterpieces (Salsa, Guacamole and Sangria!) in a mouth-watering competition!


Team rise to the occasion, using a magic compound (chocolate) to build a bridge that will save their city, their teammates, and the day. Building Chocolate Bridges slideshow


Always a success! Teams hone their group skills while they create and market a world-class wine! An extremely fun and funny romp through the world of wine! Wine Maker's Challenge Slideshow


It’s a party! Your company is going to have a grand celebration and you are in charge of the party. Yes, there will be cake. Why are we celebrating? Not for something that has happened, but for something that WILL happen. Your company is going to have great accomplishments in the future. It’s up to YOU to imagine what those great accomplishments will be. A great cake decorating exercise that stimulates real out-of-the-box thinking. Cake Wars Slideshow


Your team will eat, learn and laugh during this one-of-a-kind Cheese Team Building. You’ll taste some of the best gourmet cheese around, create an Artisan Micro-Dairy, and compete in the funniest “cheesiest” games imaginable.

The Programs


A study in collaboration, your team won’t believe the delicious, gourmet food they create when they practice team building chef-style. Unlike many other cooking team building programs our programs are designed and lead by an impressive group of credentialed, professional chefs. All Programs are based on kitchen availability in your location.

Tapas Mixer

Fast fun and flavorful team building with an international flair! Simple, ‘no fuss’ cooking with great crowd-pleasing appetizers that make excellent team building activities. Tapas Mixer Slideshow

A Dinner With History

Teams create an amazing banquet for some of history’s most memorable characters in this innovative event. A team cooking program that combines cross-sharing and storytelling skills with delicious results!


In this one-of-a-kind culinary team building challenge, teams play exciting South Of The Border-inspired games to earn points to buy ingredients and create the guacamole masterpiece of their dreams in a mouth-watering competition!

Team Iron Chef

Teams get creative in this exciting surprise-filled twist on the TV classic! A high-energy collaborative event where the ingredients combine for unpredictable yet satisfying results!

Iron Chef Tapas

An exciting gourmet competition where teams work to create amazing appetizer-style tapas dishes in the ‘kitchen stadium’ under the watchful eye of the Chairman and Iron Chef. A delicious exercise that really promotes intensely rewarding teamwork.

Top Dessert Chef

Turn your team building event into a professional kitchen and let the baking begin! The end product? A spectacular grand dessert buffet created by your team to be enjoyed by all! Top Dessert Chef Slideshow

Healthy Teams Cook-off

Armed with their natural talents teams are transformed into “Iron Chefs” – everyone pitches in bringing the team to culinary victory. Healthy Teams Cookoff Slideshow

Chili Cook-Off

Stir Up Some Fun! 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”! Chili Cookoff Slideshow

COMING SOON! Camp Wagon BBQ Competition

This Cooking Team Building BBQ is a feast of fun and flavors as teams eat and compete for who makes the best BBQ in town – or at least in the company!