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Blind Polygon
[www.firststepstraining.com]

Small group is blindfolded and given a length of rope, then asked to form various shapes with the rope e.g., a house.

Frenzy
[www.firststepstraining.com]

Game which seems to be competitive and impossible but can be solved via creative cooperation.  Involves running and collecting balls.

Golf as a Team Building Exercise
[F. John Rey, www.management.about.com]

Group golf with non-golfers for teambuilding and exercise.  Have at least two teams.  Each person tees off.  Next shots are played from the team's best shot.

Human Overhand
[www.firststepstraining.com]

Put lengths of rope between people.  Task: tie a knot in the central piece of rope without letting go.  Variation on Human Knot.

Limited Senses (Mute Line-up)
[www.firststepstraining.com]

People are blindfolded & given a unique number.  Challenge is to line up in sequential order, without talking.  Works on communication skills.

Newspaper Bridge Building
[www.firststepstraining.com]

A group constructs a bridge out of newspaper that has to be able to support a weight and allow passage of an object underneath.

Quick Draw
[www.firststepstraining.com]

In 30 seconds, individuals try to circle as many sequential numbers on a worksheet as possible, then work as a group to solve.  There is a secret pattern.

Talisman
[www.firststepstraining.com]

A group is required to cross a 50 yd distance.  To cross, one must carry a talisman, and one can only carry the talisman once each way.  Solution requires some people to carry other people.

Traffic Jam
[mathforum.org]

Logic exercise which can be presented as a physical task.  Gets groups thinking, sharing ideas, discussing, trialing solutions and problem solving.

Welded Ankle
[www.firststepstraining.com]

A group attempts to cross a distance with each person's feet 'welded' to another person's feet.

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Last updated:
14 Mar 2011