01 Dec'14

Shipwrecked, Escape from Sentosa!

"Can you lead your crew away from the deserted island before starvation sets in? Work as a team and find out!" The Play Nation events team was engaged by our client to designed a customized real life escape game for their team retreat! The brief from the client requested a program that will allow all 55 participants to play simultaneously in an experience lasting 2 to 4 hours before ending with a group dinner at a restaurant of their choice. Teams ready to move out after briefing Teams studying the first clues given to them after the group briefing session The setting of the game puts the participants as the sole survivors of the shipwrecked Sentosa Express cruise line. They have limited food and water supplies and need to quickly find the Quest Items located in hidden locations across Sentosa Island in order to make their escape and find their way to a sumptuous dinner! Race participants running in the rain. Event participants sweating it out to be first! Guests travel around the beach on a tram. Some travel in style! Team opening locker for clues to next stage Team making progress with the game after solving the first puzzle. Teams studying the clues found Teams studying the clues to find the next quest location. Team photo at the second checkpoint. "We found the quest item!" Race participants digging for the quest items they need. What is an adventure if it doesn't lets you dig for the things you need? To encourage more interaction between the participants and the client leadership team, the Play Nation events team invited directors from the client's team to join us in the event as special characters that hands out additional clues to teams to help them progress in the game. The price of additional clues is set at an affordable, and slightly embarrassing, song and dance performance as determined by the directors! Directors of the clients hold extra clue to help teams solve the puzzles Directors with extra clues... If you pay the price! Team seeking aid from directors Teams may approach their directors to ask for clues during the race. Team dancing for directors for extra help The price of extra clues from directors involves performing songs and dance on demand! After an eventful and action packed afternoon, the participating teams finally gathered in the final checkpoint for dinner and the prize presentation. The atmosphere was wonderful as teams shared their exploits for the day and dissected the puzzles and their respective solutions. After a hard days play, the food and drinks flowed freely and the spirits was high! To complete the experience, a special debrief session was conducted by the game designer who explained the different puzzles played by the respective teams as well as their solutions, as each team attempted different puzzles. Finally, prizes sponsored by Play Nation as well as the client was presented to the top 3 teams, while the team finishing last was given the opportunity to present a song and dance to the amusement of everyone else. We had a boatload of fun hosting the client, and we sure hoped they enjoyed the day's activity as well! Taking the train to dinner destination after solving all the puzzle. Race participants enjoying lunch and sharing stories. Catching up with colleagues and sharing adventure stories over dinner. Debriefing session for the puzzles Participants listening carefully to the debrief and explanation for the puzzles during dinner. Top 3 winners award photo Proud team members who finished in the top 3! Song and dance penalty for the team that finishes first... from bottom! Song and dance penalty for the team that finishes first... from bottom! Group photo of all participants at the end of the event. Great success for the event!

15 Nov'14
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Client Networking - Bonding over Cocktail Dinner

Play Nation was engaged by our client to design a casual cocktail dinner networking event. The brief given was to design a suitable setting that will enable their guests and work teams to mingle and get to know one another better.

Table setup for networkingSetting up for networking dinner in the evening.

Flowers by the stairways welcoming guests.
Flowers and petals scattered at the stairway entrance to welcome esteemed guests.

Soon, nightfall came, and we lit up the candles, fairy lights and stairways in preparation for a cosy start to event.

Candles lighted @ sofa tables.

Fairy lights lighted up @ catering table

Lamps @ stairwaya lit for soft lighting ambience. Lamps @ stairwaya lit for soft lighting ambience.

For cocktail dinner menu, Play Nation designed a series of canapes, mini burgers & dessert table.

Mini Chicken Burger for easy consumption during networking. Mini Chicken Burger for easy consumption during networking.

Closer look at starters & dessert setup. Closer look at starters and dessert setup.

A glimpse at catering table setup for client. A glimpse at catering table setup for client.

Clients started streaming in, and Play Nation team started the canapes service.


Clients mingling over dinner. Work teams mingling with their clients over dinner.

Clients sharing a good laugh over dinner. Clients sharing a good laugh over dinner.

Breaking up into smaller, intimate groups to get to know one another better. Breaking up into smaller, intimate groups to get to know one another better.

30 Oct'14

Strategy Day - Serious fun!

Play Nation + Strategy Day Retreat = Serious Fun!

The Play Nation events team was engaged by our client to organize their strategy day retreat that was held in Sentosa in the month of September. In consultation with the organizing committee, a full day of activity was planned for the day based on strategic presentations by the company's leadership team as well as original programming designed by Play Nation.

Ballroom setting Ballroom set up for the strategy day retreat.

The retreat was attended by more than 150 top level executives, active discussion and participation from the crowd was engaged via live polling services set up by the play Nation events team.
Throughout the presentations, members of the audience may pose thoughts and questions to the presenter with their smartphones. At various points during the presentation, presenters may also stop to ask the audience for feedback and receive instant response!

Speaker sharing good news with his team Sharing the good news with team

Live voting using smartphones Instant feedback from the audience via live polling system.

Lunch was served at the end of the strategy meetings at the hotel restaurant where our clients took time to catch up with their colleagues and also share their thoughts on the matters discussed earlier.

Sharing their thoughts on the strategy day during lunch Sharing their thoughts of the day over lunch

After a fulfilling lunch, the participants of the event was in for more fun filled activities as the Play Nation events team hosted them on a series of games and team building activity. To start the action for the afternoon, the Play Nation hosts lead the participants in a series of table games and activities to warm them up for the rest of the day's event.

Team leader directing "Artists" to complete the drawing Frantic rush to complete the task in this game designed to enhance team communication!

Everyone sharing a laugh over the completed "Masterpiece" Crowd reacts to the completed drawings of the various teams.

Cheering during the game Crowd cheer during game

The highlight of the day's challenge is a real life escape game designed specially to the client's request.
The game represents a client project that teams have to work together to complete to leave the ballroom. The unique aspect of this game is that while each team tries to be the first to leave the room, they must work together with competing teams representing other departments within the company to solve the puzzle and make their escape!

Teams looking for solution out of the ballroom. Teams try to solve a series of puzzles designed to promote teamwork across departments and functions to escape the ballroom.

Upon making their escape, teams must make they way through a series of challenges at the beach. Each of the station is designed to enhance team bonding among the participants as well as to represent some of the common challenges they face working in a globalized economy.

Group photo. Waiting for challenge station Excited guests waiting for their turn to the challenge station. Can they identify the foreign languages that their colleague is using?

Racing off for the Limbo rock challenge! A relay station full of energy! Do not miss a beat and don't drop anything!

Group photo of participants with coconut ice cream. Stopping for ice cream and chit chat along the route to melt away the heat and tension from the race!

Guests trying hard to form the correct words with the flying kites. The expression says it all! What better way to relive your childhood memories?

To round off the strategy retreat, we had a prize presentation at the ballroom for the best performance teams in the games. Soon, it was time for dinner at the lounge with a sumptuous spread and plenty of wine to end the day on a high.
A three piece live band also performed for the guests, with many of them singing along to many classic songs and popular tunes!

Prize presentation for the winning team Proud winners of the Strategy day challenge!

Partners sharing a toast. Sharing a toast during dinner.

Performance by live band Live entertainment for the guest during dinner.