Trading Post is a supercharged game of information gathering, haggling and building trust – an excellent icebreaker or conference interlude. The ‘trading post’ in question is the wild and lawless town of Dodge City in the 1860s – a time of great opportunity, and yet where disaster awaits the unwary and the ill-informed. The game takes place over 4 years. Each year commences with teams trading and ends with them returning to returning to their respective wagons for a payout on certain goods. Here families share knowledge. As the game progresses, teams develop relationships with other teams and share gained knowledge.
Possibly our most versatile activity, it can be played by 12 to 800 people during a conference, pre-dinner, or after dinner. It is particularly successful as an event that will break down barriers and unite groups while reinforcing the key principles of negotiating.