Trash Or Treasure Team Building Activity

Trash Or Treasure Guess the value of an antique


  • 30 minutes - 2 hours
  • Indoors
  • Competitive
  • Minimum: 8
  • Maximum: Unlimited

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Challenge your teams to identify collectable treasure and throwaway trash for an evening of amusing and sophisticated fun
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Program outline

Introducing Trash Or Treasure…

How often have you seen a collectable item on a television programme or in a shop window with a sky-high ticket price and groaned as you commented that you used to own one? What was once a common, everyday object or a throwaway item now fetches soaring prices from collectors around the world. In Trash Or Treasure, your teams will be challenged to identify which items in a selection from the last fifty years are collectable treasure and which are throwaway trash. How good is their knowledge of the collectables market. Would they know what an original Chopper bike in mint condition is now worth or how much the infamous Sinclair C5 would fetch? What about today’s collectables - objects from popular culture, film and music as well as toys, technological knick-knacks, domestic kitsch and everyday ephemeral items from all walks of life? The market, buoyed by the internet, creates its own demand and the key is to know what’s hot and what’s not! An amusing, sophisticated and informative experience, Trash Or Treasure provides a highly desirable centrepiece for an evening event or pre-dinner reception.

What will happen during Trash Or Treasure?

  • The first round of the game often takes place during cocktails when your teams will be invited to carefully handle and inspect a wide range of collectables displayed against lot numbers around the room.
  • Collectables range from a first edition Polaroid camera to a novelty radio, a toy robot to a retro television and a rare magazine to a limited edition 7 inch single.
  • As your teams work their way around the items, they must guess their age, original price and current value.
  • As the evening unfolds, much argument, debate and laughter is likely to ensue as each team works to reach their consensus.
  • Finally, the true description of each collectable will be revealed to the gasps, groans and cheers of all.

Learning and development outcomes

Trash or Treasure is a unique networking tool that cleverly stimulates discussion, wit and storytelling to create a sociable and positive atmosphere. Effective communication and decision making are required to ensure guesstimates are reflective of the whole team not simply one individual. An engaging and current theme, Trash or Treasure leaves participants with lasting shared memories and connections.  

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Key Business Benefits

  • Fun & Motivation
  • Networking
  • Risk management
  • Stimulating Creativity
  • Uniting Teams

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