Team Building Games
team building game is an activity that encourages team cooperation and
camaraderie. The goal of most team building games is to help members to
connect better with each other and work well together. Below is a
sampling of five representative team building games.
obstacle race is a competition where teams try to solve or complete
selected obstacles as fast as possible before the other teams. Each
obstacle must be dealt with so a team can move on to the next. These
obstacles can vary from purely physical tasks to mental ones; each
requiring team cooperation and strategy to conquer.
is a simple one. Within a limited amount of time, selected teams are
given the task of building a tower using items provided to them. The
team with the tallest and sturdiest tower wins. The materials used for
this game are masking tape to hold the tower parts together and drinking
straws and/or construction paper.
mine field is a game of trust. The participants are paired: one is
blindfolded while the other gives instructions. The “playing field”
has multiple “mines.” The instructor must verbally guide his/her
blindfolded partner across the field without stepping onto any of the
memory game is an introductory bonding activity where each participant
memorizes the full names of the others. This is a good way to get people
to familiarize themselves with the faces and names of their colleagues.
Volunteers then test their memories.
participants are divided into groups and each group forms a line. The
person in front will be given a message and must pass it correctly to
the next person. The goal is to get the message relayed to the last
person intact and without any changes.
Ben Kalle writes for teambuildinggames.org
where you can find a plethora of team
building activities for different scenarios, objectives, and locations.