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A complete Team Building Program ready to use with up to 3 teams or 18 players

Lost Dutchman is priced according to how many people will be participating in the event at one time. The various versions are designed for specific numbers of players and are correspondingly named for the most number of teams participating. Typical teams have 4 to 6 players.

The exercise is CD-based and contains everything necessary to run the exercise: facilitator's guide and instructions, presentation materials in PowerPoint, debriefing outline and questions, etc. You also receive a complete set of ready-to-use Team Materials that include laminated forms for team packs, resource cards, grub stake envelopes, poster maps, and toy trinkets for tabletop fun.

PMC's flagship team building simulation is based on a story about a lost mine from the 1890s in the southwestern United States. It's designed so that normal human behavior and its links to the workplace become apparent as participants gain significant and usable insights from the play, discussion and relevant debriefing. Easily targeted to your desired outcomes, Dutchman superbly demonstrates the importance of:

  • Collaboration
  • Teamwork
  • Communications
  • Planning
  • Leadership
  • Productivity

Used successfully worldwide, you'll find it to be:

  • Easy to deliver
  • Fun & Energizing
  • An outstanding learning tool
  • Flexible in its use
  • A one-time cost

LD-3 is a PowerPoint cd edition for 2 or 3 teams of 6 people each (18 players maximum).

The main theme is to "Mine as Much Gold as We Can" and "to Maximize Return on Investment" of the Expedition Leader. Teams are encouraged to work together. Bundled with a variety of orientation and training materials, delivery instructions and checklists enabling you to run the game "unsupported" by PMC. Also comes with professionally prepared, reusable Team/Game materials for "ready-to-go" play of the exercise.
Sold with a one-time cost for unlimited use.


  • CD for Presentation and Debriefing (This CD includes various PowerPoint and informational files for preparation and suggestions for play, training support files, handouts and worksheets, etc.)
  • Laminated Team Forms (8 different forms)
  • Grub Stake and Team Form Envelopes
  • Game Board Posters (17" x 22")
  • Resource Cards
  • Weather Forecasts (Days 5, 10 and 15)
  • DVD-cased informational "Videos" (case, inserts and cards)
  • Tracking Maps
  • Results Summaries
  • Toy trucks, toy binoculars, sheriff's badges, foam cell phones and bendable figures (for tabletop fun!)
  • Participant Magnets with: "The Goal is to Mine as much Gold as We Can!"

With its "Modern Western" theme, it's easy to add other accessories such as wall posters, oil lamps, plastic cactus, old saddles, wooden fences and fencing posts and many other things.

A simple way to accessorize is to provide cowboy hats and/or colorful bandannas for each participant. We find people get a kick out these inexpensive add-ons.



This is an additional and simple framework that enables you to position the teams for an even higher level of collaboration during play. With the addition of an alternative "Mine Video" into the mix, teams receive different, optimizing information and resources that they can choose to share with other teams (or not). The other teams, having this information, can mine more gold each day.

This Option of play creates a minor amount of additional paperwork that allows you to quantify the added impact of collaboration as well as its timing during play. It allows you to show the teams the collaboration that did occur to better optimize results as well as its timing. It adds more specificity to the actual debriefing of play. This option works best for small groups of up to 6 teams (since it does add an extra level of tracking during banking).

Purchase includes: One Assay Office Mine Video with extra Cave Cards and a set of instructions within the video, tracking forms and delivery options and ideas.

If your prime focus is on collaboration between teams, this option works elegantly. It neatly enhances the play and debriefing. This is a delivery enhancement option that is included in the Professional Edition but must be purchased separately to work with the LD-3, LD-4 and LD-6 versions.

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