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A World-Acclaimed Experiential Learning Tool Focused on Collaboration, Alignment, Leadership and Implementation of Optimized Performance.

Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine

Do You Want To

  • Break down the silo culture at work?
  • Align employee goals with organizational goals?
  • Imbibe positivity, creativity, and proactiveness in teams?
  • Give employees the confidence to make faster decisions?
  • Encourage teams to collaborate rather than compete?
  • Build a sense of trust in leadership?

The Search for The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine has been PMC’s flagship team building simulation since 1993 and has been helping all kinds of organizations on a global scale, resulting in dramatic improvements in communication, collaboration, leadership, resource management and team dynamics. It encourages employees of different levels to up their performance and add value to the organization.

  • Access to a powerful and proven team-building event designed to strengthen organizations of all kinds
  • A challenging and fun gameplay resulting in an enthusiastic and energetic buy-in from participants
  • A solid instructional design with highly acclaimed debriefing qualities
  • A hands-on learning and brainstorming opportunity that leads to tangible ideas for and appreciation of better collaboration, communications, teamwork and leadership.

During game play, teams experience issues common in workplaces with key learnings around strategic planning, collaboration, risk taking, open communication, faster decision making, and trust in leadership.

The Search for The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine is energizing, visual and highly interactive, producing an excellent learning environment supported by extensive debriefing materials that invite solid learning points and a focus on implementation. It’s a valuable business-improvement game that links individual and team behaviors to workplace improvement opportunities.

This tabletop facilitation tool is perfect for team building events, leadership training, strategy meetings, sales review meets, retreats, management training and organizational development training.

“Dutchman” is a blast. In fact, surveyed users tell us that there is no other exercise that is as engaging and effective.


Our facilitation tools are used by consultants and organizations of repute all over the world.
For over 25 years, Dutchman has entertained and enlightened thousands of participants worldwide and we have the testimonials to prove it.


How the game unfolds?





Picture This:-

Your teams will find themselves in the modern-day Southwestern United States in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona where they will go on a search for gold from the famous Lost Dutchman’s Mine, first discovered by Jacob Waltz in the 1860s and lost in the Phoenix flood of 1891.

Outfitted with all the supplies and support needed for success, it’s up to each team and the choices they make regarding the use of the resources and information available that will impact the amount of gold that they’ll mine. Challenges and opportunities exist that will affect their decisions.


The Goal is to mine as much Gold as WE Can!

Collaboration between teams visibly and measurably improves team and group performance results with competition clearly sub-optimizing results (“The Goal is to mine as much Gold as WE Can!”). During the debriefing, the Expedition Leader (facilitator) establishes clear links to game behavior and desired organizational behaviors impacting collaboration, innovation, quality, motivation and leadership.

Planning to run the game?
Here are more details


Deliver: 3.5 hours | Debriefing: 90+ minutes


20- 200+ in a conference seating


Cross-functional teams, managers to senior / top management teams


It is straightforward and simple to deliver and does not require extensive facilitation experience.

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