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3D Minefield – team building activity

3D Minefield – team building activity

How to play This event is a great team building activity for building trust and communication. Imagine a 20 X 20 roped off area filled with live mouse traps, water hazards and “poisonous” vines. They aren’t really poisonous, just pieces of brightly colored string. Now imagine crawling through this minefield blindfolded with nothing to guide you but the directions your teammates give. Team members go into the minefield on a rotating basis to rescue important objects and they must be…

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The Helium Pole – team building game

The Helium Pole – team building game

The Helium Pole is part of our Indoor Team Building Challenge event. This event works very well for:           * Conference break out sessions          * When you have limited time and want a fun pick-me-up          * Poor weather conditions and you need to stay indoors How to play The helium pole is an indoor team building game which defies the laws of gravity and takes an incredible amount of well coordinated teamwork to be successful. The basic idea is simple – lower…

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Hammeroid – team building game

Hammeroid – team building game

The hammeroid team building exercise challenges participants to suspend a hammer in mid-air using only a string and a 12 inch ruler. The only thing allowed to touch the table is 1/2 of an inch of the ruler. This activity brings out innovation, teamwork and communication. How to play Hammeroid is an excellent activity for an opener. We use this activity most often in our workshops on conflict resolution. Each hammeroid element (hammer, string, ruler, table) is described as a…

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5 Pointed Star – team building game

5 Pointed Star – team building game

The 5 Pointed Star team building challenge works well for large groups, indoor or out. Here is how it goes… How to play The 5 Pointed Star begins with participants gathering around a rope on the ground in the shape of a circle. Participants are instructed to pick up the rope with both hands and then shape the rope into a 5 pointed star, with all the overlaps and criss-crosses (just like the kind you drew in elementary school). Of…

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Group Juggle (Cat Juggling) – team building game

Group Juggle (Cat Juggling) – team building game

How to play Participants are grouped into a very large circle. The facilitator brings out 3 -7 cats (Beanie Baby stuffed animals work very well for this event). The group is told that today they will learn how to cat juggle.  One cat is thrown across the circle to one of the participants, he/she then throws the cat to another participant and so one until every participant has “juggled” the cat. It is then thrown back to the facilitator. This…

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Guess Who – team building games

Guess Who – team building games

This forever young game is a great ice breaker. Enjoy! How to play Each player needs a name taped to their back.  The object of the game is to figure out who you are.  Everyone goes around and asks the other players questions.  The players can only answer yes or no.  This game is great when a theme is incorporated. (ex. cartoon characters, book characters )  Players – 8 – 20Time – 10 min – 20 minEquipment – pieces of…

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Ghost – team building games

Ghost – team building games

Time for some ghost chasing. Are you ready to be scared with this interesting team building activity? How to play Three or four players are chosen to be the ghosts.  The rest of the group needs to scatter across the playing space and choose a spot to stand in.  All players need to close their eyes.  The ghosts will roam about the playing space.  They will try to kill the people by standing close behind the players for 10 seconds…

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Footloose – team building game

Footloose – team building game

Now let’s imagine the world is ending and we need to save everyone from extinction. A team building game that will challenge your organisation and working under pressure skills. How to play The object of this game is to transport everyone from one end of the playground to the other.  To heighten the challenge and make the game more fun, suggest that players are fleeing a dreaded disease and can only escape if they are carried by other players.  The…

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Fight for My Attention – team building game

Fight for My Attention – team building game

Now this team building activity is the funnier form of the debate. Let’s see who is better (louder) speaker! How to play Two people are challenged to come up to the front of the room and the audience then chooses a topic.  The two people must talk about that topic for one minute in front of the crowd, BUT they are both talking about the topic AT THE SAME TIME!  The audience must then vote on which person held their…

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Feeding Time – team building game

Feeding Time – team building game

I this exciting activity the players become hunters for food. Who is going to win this team building game this time? How to play The group needs to be split into small groups of at least 4 people. Each group needs to be a different animal and decide on the sound they will make.  A leader needs to be chosen for every group.  The object of the game is for each group to try and collect the most food.  On…

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