The Curio Show

Guessing, bluffing, deduction and inspection. This event’s got all the hallmarks of a great mystery.


Part ‘Antiques Roadshow’, part ‘Call My Bluff’, this is a challenge which is rich in fun and sophistication. An ideal icebreaker, The Curio Show is perfect for any conference.

The event revolves around a varied collection of objects which teams must evaluate. These curios could have many potential uses, and their bizarre and interesting appearances present an obstacle for the teams to overcome as they attempt to guess their age, value and intended use.

The first round of the game is perfectly suited to occur during pre-dinner drinks. Teams can inspect the curios, with their eyes and hands, as they sit on numbered plinths around the room. The objects can even be taken apart in the pursuit of discovering their true identity. Upon completion of this round, each team will have arrived at a decision as a group.

Following a coffee break, the final round begins. The teams are each given the true identity, age and value of one of the curios. They must then come up with a further two plausible descriptions and present these alongside the real description to the rest of the group. The more convincing these invented descriptions, the more likely they are to influence the other teams’ evaluations of the object. Each team frantically debates the merits of all of the descriptions in the hope of uncovering the truth before the final reveal. When the true identity of each curio is revealed; the delegates can laugh and celebrate their deductive abilities – or lack thereof.

The Curio Show is an interactive and fun learning experience. Memories are quickly made as each round passes and the teams enjoy the wonder and intrigue of this unique challenge.