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Mini Game/ Icebreaker
Max. participants
50
Min. duration
20 minutes
Cost per head
Free
Mode
In-Person
Team phase
Forming, Norming, Performing, Storming

About the intervention

This is a teamwork game where, for a series of rounds, each team needs to organise in order to have only as many feet or hands touching the floor as the facilitator indicates. This number comes from a lottery, having several papers with numbers inside a bag and picking up one blindly every time.

How to set it up.

  • Form teams of 4-6 randomly, but trying to distribute people homogeneously according to size and weight.

  • Each round the facilitator picks a paper from the bag and reads it out loud.

  • Teams have now one minute to organize and comply with the rule.

  • Once the time is over the teams that could make it will gain one point.

  • This process will repeat for a determined number of rounds, and the winner is going to be the team with most points at the end.

What to do during.

  • The facilitator only needs to prepare some papers and write numbers on it beforehand. The numbers should be according to the group size, and reasonable, there's no point in having a paper with one or more extremity per person (e.g. having teams of 5 people and having the number 7 on the paper).

How you can mix it up ...

Expansion: This game could be made a bit more challenging and complex by adding rules. (For example, instead of having a single number for both feet and hands, it could be split and define in each round how many.) Also, teams could be given points according to how many hands they have on the floor, giving more to the ones who have more hands and fewer feet, as this is more difficult.

Useful resources.

No resources needed.

All hands on deck