A group of individuals must locate a vessel and signal for help to escape an island. As they wait, they must adjust to island life to survive. On a tablet screen is an illustration of an island divided into nine zones. In each zone, they have to handle various issues related to island survival, such as water, weather, first aid, constructing shelters, signalling, and more. Washed-up items will assist them in answering the issues. Using these skills, they will be able to survive.
Teams must learn all aspects to survive. They'll lose knowledge in other areas if they spend too much time in a zone and will not gain the critical know-how they need if they stay there too little. Once they leave a zone, they may not return. The ship is signalled and rescued successfully by teams that have successfully communicated with it.
Finding the right moment to move to the next zone and staying in the current zone depend on active communication and decision-making to survive the island. Team members learn real survival techniques by collaborating and absorbing knowledge. Escape the Island asks them to look for opportunities to test their teamwork strategies. Teams must determine how best to allocate tasks among themselves to utilise their strengths. A flexible game design allows for a one-hour or more in-depth team development session over three hours.