A fun context to explore Leadership, Risk Management and Strategy implementation.

Program outline

An indoor teambuilding event, spectacularly themed around the pioneering families of the great Wild West. Set in Dodge City in the 1860s, How The West Was Won is an action packed challenge where each team of delegates represent a ranching family.

The game focuses on strategy implementation and risk management over a four-year rolling plan. The game’s economic cycle reflects the all too familiar fluctuations experienced in today’s business world.

Learning and development outcomes

How The West Was Won is a hugely successful experiential business game that brings out the skills of strategic planning, negotiation, networking and leadership in an unforgettable experience. With a myriad choices available and a wide range of possible outcomes decisions have to be taken as a team. Trust and an efficient reporting procedure are imperative.  Teams must have a flexible, agile plan and the ability to refine strategies at a moments notice. Quite simply, the winning team will be the one that ends up with the biggest fortune at the end of the game.

Corporate Social Responsibility ideas

How The West Was Won is akin to a historical ‘Second Life’. The intricate game matrix sets up a common environment where participants are responsible for their own actions. Catalyst can tailor the content to raise awareness of sustainable and ethical business practice. Clients have used to this as platform to explore their own principles, the value they create for society, environmental impacts, use of resources and their affect on employees’ lives.

Key business benefits

  • Budget control
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Customer Service
  • Fun & Motivation
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Managing change
  • Networking
  • Practical leadership
  • Risk management
  • Team Dynamics


  • 2 hour - 3 hours
  • Indoors
  • Competitive
  • Minimum: 50
  • Maximum: Unlimited


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