It all begins with a mysterious video message in which a strange voice challenges the participants to a game. Each team is faced with a metal box. Inside is a series of locked cases each containing a mystery to be unravelled. Working through the mysteries, teams ultimately have only a limited to crack a special code and stop the countdown. To win the game, the code is entered in an electronic combination lock before the time has elapsed. Successful teams combine their different individual skills, developing creative solutions to complete each of the mystery challenges. Teams learn to work efficiently and effectively within limited time constraints. Beat the Box is a truly collaborative team exercise as in the final stages of the game teams must cooperate, joining their clues together in order to uncover the correct code.