About this event

Catapult is a challenge of strategy, negotiation, innovative thinking, and out manoeuvring your opponent. The objective is to build a formidable weapon and win the final battle!

The event has 3 parts…

Part One: the Alliance

  • Each team receives a box containing weapon parts, ammunition and other resources
  • The parts that make up the catapults are divided up across all the teams
  • Each team has different opportunities / resources in their box
  • Teams must form alliances with other teams
  • Teams trade weapon parts and ammunition in strategic exchanges between teams
  • The exchanges require teams to negotiate, barter and make and break agreements

Part Two: the Build

  • Teams join together in their alliances to form an army
  • They share their resources and build a weapon
  • They can continue to meet with other armies to trade resources and make alliances
  • At the end of the build weapons must pass the weapon safety inspection!

Part Three: the Battle

  • This can take place inside or outside (weather dependant)
  • Each team is issued with targets called ‘Knights’
  • Teams place their Knights strategically around the battlefield
  • Using their catapult, teams take turns to fire ammunition
  • In order to win the battle, a team must knock over the other team’s Knights

The activity focuses participants on negotiation, strategic-thinking and teamwork. It concludes with a dramatic and epic battle where the last team standing wins!

It can be done indoors or outdoors.

Event details

Snapshot: Teams trade and barter for materials, design and construct catapults and then fire them against other teams to win this fun team building activity. Outside version available.

Duration: 1.5 - 2.5 hours

Participants: Minimum of 9 people

Location: Your choice of venue in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga, Taupo, Palmerston North, Dunedin, Queenstown, Wanaka, New Plymouth or anywhere in New Zealand

Client review

"The event went very, very well. We had really excellent engagement and a real focus on strategic thinking. Just what we needed. Thanks!"

Gavin Jacobson, Orica Chemnet, New Zealand