Trade Winds

Themed negotiation game that focuses on gathering information and understanding customer needs

Program outline

A fun fast moving and highly immersive pirate- themed game that explores the skills of negotiation, information gathering and networking. Each team plays the crew of a pirate ship that arrives with a hull full of ‘booty’ to trade. Their goal is to accumulate treasure by building relationships with other traders in port while using their guile to gather vital market information. Trade winds an incredibly versatile game; it grabs participant’s attentions immediately and always creates a highly charged atmosphere. Cutlasses, eye patches and bandanas add to the experience but the game is more than just fun! The crux of the game centres on establishing trust in customer relationships, how the teams manages this is the key to their success.

Learning and development outcomes

A quick and clever activity where teams negotiate and trade to maximise their returns. Although this is a competitive exercise, the most successful teams are those that collaborate with others to build win-win outcomes while at the same time focussing on their own bottom line results.  During a review process, winning strategies are shared and pertinent learnings are applied to the workplace.


  • 1 hour - 2 hours
  • Indoors and Outdoors
  • Competitive
  • Minimum: 24
  • Maximum: Unlimited

Key Business Benefits

  •  Customer Service
  •  Energising a conference
  •  Fun & Motivation
  •  Negotiation Skills
  •  Managing change
  •  Networking
  •  Risk management
  •  Team Dynamics
  •  Uniting Teams


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