Here’s a twist on the usual holiday party: Are you up for the challenge?

These games put the fun in friendly competition!

Are you ready for a holiday party with a twist? How about a corporate team-builder that can foster closer relationships with friendly – and illuminating – competition?

Meet Serial Events.

Since opening two years ago, owner Ralph Ahn and his team have created two separate, equally creative event options, depending on the size of the group and its goals. Their unique approach has proven so popular that they’re relocating to an even larger space in the new year.

“We’re very different from everything else out there – all our activities and games are absolutely original, designed by our team,” Ahn explains. “We spend hours each month brainstorming new ideas and new content.”

Two options to choose from

Both their original escape room experience and game nights encourage active play tailored to each group.

For up to 20 people, the escape room offers creative puzzle-solving in a space much larger than traditional, heavily themed rooms – less murder and mayhem, more thinking games, where teams work together within a 4,000-square-foot Bellevue space to solve the puzzles and escape within the 75 minutes. “It’s designed to be fun, and nothing about it feels unfair. It’s definitely more of a ‘thinking person’s’ escape room,” Ahn says.

Choose one of three paths for a small group of two or three people, up to all three paths for larger groups. (Among the highlights is a Soma Cube, a six-foot tall puzzle of Tetris-like pieces!)

For larger groups of 20 to 80 people, there’s the games option. Taking a game-show/puzzle approach, the group is broken into teams which compete against each other – think Survivor-type mental challenges that call on different strengths. The format offers 100-per-cent participation so everyone is doing something.

“People tell us there’s really nothing else like that,” Ahn says.

Having a salaried team committed to creating a one-of-a-kind adventure is another difference Serial Events brings to the games table. “They get to put their ideas into action and have a great interest in what they do.”

A Serial approach to team-building

For corporate groups, the adventure can have quite an impact.

“People do come out of our rooms feeling quite different about the people they’re with, often with a new understanding of their strengths and skills,” Ahn reflects.

In fact, some of the biggest business names in the Pacific Northwest – from T-Mobile to Microsoft – keep returning. The experience can be as much a learning experience for the management as the employees, Ahn notes.

At the end of a session with one Seattle company, the CEO used the opportunity to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each team. “We love to see the management come in too and tie it back to the business,” Ahn says. “It’s amazing how much you learn.”

To learn more or to book your event today, call 425-233-8053, visit online at serialevents.com or check out all the fun on Facebook!


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