I was searching for active and exciting team building activities in the San Francisco area, and came across AdVenture Games Inc. This company has locations around the country and offer activities that challenge a team’s creativity throughout their “mind-provoking course”. Some of the activities offered by AdVenture Games Inc. are called National Treasure (a “Problem-Solving Urban Adventure” in which your team is handed an envelope with a case file and a clue and given 90-minutes to solve riddles and find the treasure before their time expires) and SpyGame (in which the boss is kidnapped and your team members have to work together to crack clues and find him or her). They have worked with teams from NBC, Facebook, Microsoft, and Coca-Cola and can customize a team building game perfect for your group. A more complete list of games and ideas can be found in their brochure.
Their website features reviews from corporate clients they have hosted, and a representative from Facebook said this about working with AdVenture Games, Inc:
The entire Adventure Games team went above and beyond in putting together a team-building experience to remember! It was delightfully fun, creative, and whimsical, and allowed everyone to shed their everyday “work” personas to laugh and create something together in a lighthearted, but competitive environment. Set up on our end was minimal, but the payoff was immense!
They have a 5.0 Star rating on their Facebook page, and are very active and responsive to messages there. They also have a Yelp page, which is still waiting for reviews (you could be the first!), and explains a little bit more about the specific activities they offer.
I also found this video on their YouTube channel, which helps explain their SpyGame a little bit better:
AdVentures Games Inc. looks like an exciting team bonding option, and is filled with mystery, peril, and adventure.