What is MiniTreasure?
This fun packed online team building activity for virtual, remote and hybrid teams. And it can be run for co-located teams too!
It all happens on a web page that every participant goes to. On that page is a large image scene that each participant can pan around and zoom into and out of at will. We have a choice of different scenes for you to choose from.
Usually, people are organised into teams and each team is trying to do as well as it can with 60 clues of 3 types:
- Straightforward – easy to understand, but not necessarily easy to answer!
- Rhyming – more cryptic and a bit more fun!
- Image – visually oriented clues to track down within the full scene.
Together, they need great teamwork to tackle – all while everyone has a great time!
With 4 scenes to choose from, you'll find the perfect one for your team building challenge. You can decide upon the scene during the 45 minute demonstration, which we recommend you take, especially if you're a first time user. We'll spend the first few minutes selecting the best activity or activities for you and then get into the demonstration. Whichever option(s) you choose, there's a lot to see and we know you'll have plenty of questions!
Just click HERE to arrange your demonstration. You're welcome to invite colleagues to join it too. And it's free, of course!
If you're not a first time user - Welcome back! All you need to do, is pop the name of the scene you wish to use into the comments box at checkout.
The pricing is per participant/per scene and there are price breaks for larger groups. Get everyone involved to get full benefit from the game...the more the merrier!
In the meantime, watch the below MiniTreasure Overview.
The Selection of Scenes to Choose From
Cartoon London Street
A fun and fantastic, panoramic cartoon street (in the style of Kozyndan for our more artistically knowledgeable visitors).
30 well-known people caricatures set in a cartoon style London street.
A nicely detailed photograph of a beautiful harbour scene, complete with many good-looking boats and some interesting shops.
You'll need a keen eye for detail with this challenging scene!
A bright and engaging scene populated with houses, birds and people going about their everyday lives.
Similar but distinct details throughout the scene – be sure to read the clues carefully.
Social Media Infographic
An interesting and amusing take on Social Media today, packed with useless and sometime hilarious trivia.
Plenty of random facts to absorb and great fun for anyone into social media.
1. How long does the MiniTreasure event run?
It’s entirely up to you. Most clients run it for between 30 minutes and 1 and a quarter hours. But, like we say, it’s your choice.
2. How many people can participate?
As many – or few – as you like!
There's been many teams of only 3 people and quite a few of several thousand. There’s no such thing as a typical MiniTreasure group size!
However large or small your group is, MiniTreasure will cope for sure!
3. How many people are in a team?
Most clients run with between 3 and 5 people in a team. But if you want fewer or more in a team, that’s ok too.
4. Can it be tailored for us?
It can indeed. Typically the extra cost of this makes this financially justifiable for group sizes of 50 or more people, but any group size can run within a tailored scene!
Tailoring can include:
- Changes to an existing image.
- Creating a brand new scene just for you.
- … and the treasure hunt clues will be altered or created to include some or all of your tailored elements for all of the above.
5. Is there anything to download and install?
No. Your participants will need access to the Internet and a modern browser. That’s all.
6. What devices can people use?
MiniTreasure is designed for a laptop or desktop screen. Smaller devices do not have the screen real estate to offer a great experience.
Windows, MacOS and Linux are all perfectly suitable.
7. Do all teams have to run at the same time?
No. Different teams can run at different times and still they are all part of the same event. You can spread your event over hours, days, weeks or even months. This allows your teams to run at times that are suitable for them.
There is a leaderboard, available to all throughout, that encourages a healthy spirit of competetion between the teams. But later starting teams do not get to see the already finished team scores until they themselves have finished. So there’s no advantage for later starting teams.
8. Some participants have unreliable internet connection - will that be a big problem?
Well, we need them to have some Internet access for sure.
During the login process, the browser automatically preloads all the elements, making everything thereafter quick and smooth for everyone.
Once they are underway, the bandwidth requirement is minimal. It even handles temporary loss of connectivity – probably without the person realizing they have lost connection!