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Guest post: Awesome Team Building Games

Team building games are always known to give enjoyment and cheerfulness to a group of people. The fun factor also helps enhance our communication skills, work in a team, and solve problems by working with each other. Maybe that is why team building games are played by us in schools too, from the very first class when we start our studies. It also helps us to get a view of how other persons think, and there are many more positive factors. 

Let’s have a look at some awesome team-building games. 

The Barter Puzzle 

One Barter Puzzle game takes 20 minutes of time, and there can be 9 – 25 participants who can play this game together. The participants will be divided into groups and will have to solve different puzzles. 

How To Play: Split team members into equal groups of 4 or 5 people. Each group must be provided with a set of a different jigsaw puzzles. It is the task of the team members to solve the puzzle as soon as they can, but the puzzles have pieces of other puzzles mixed with them, and here the things become difficult, and the challenging factor comes in. The team members of one team must make strategies and then barter with the other team members to get access to the pieces of the puzzle to complete it first. 

The challenging factor in this is that the team members have to finish their puzzles before other teams and convince the other team members to trade them the pieces they need.  

It is a great game for practicing negotiating and strategizing your skills. 

Conducted Story 

The game of Conducted Story usually takes 20 minutes, and there can be 4 – 25 participants who can play this game together. The main goal of the game is to create an interesting story, one sentence at a time. 

How To Play: To start the game of conducted story, groups must be created, and the groups stand in a circle. One of them from the group acts as a conductor who becomes responsible for moving the story ahead. The first person starts the story with a sentence, then the second person has to continue it by merging his/her sentence and then next, and this way it continues until it reaches the last person in the circle. 

This game leads to a good listening exercise, as every member has to listen carefully to the other person in order to continue the story. The most important thing needed for this game is a strong communication skills and unity. 

Escape Room 

The Escape Rooms game usually takes 60 minutes, and there can be 6-10 participants who can play this game together. The main goal of the game is to escape the room after solving the puzzles. Escape Room Games can be played both physically and virtually. 

How To Play: A group of people is locked in a room, and they have to find clues to solve the puzzle or mystery of the room and break out from it.  The game follows different mystery stories of many different genres, and the players get the chance to play different characters to solve the mystery. 

The escape rooms have exciting props and lights, enchanting ambiance and environment, the box concept, and many other things. Anything and Everything can give your team a required clue, and all of you have to use your mind to find the correct clues to escaping out from the room. It hugely enhances communication skills, team-building skills, thinking skills, and many others. 

Game Of Possibilities 

The game of possibilities usually takes 10 – 15 minutes, and there can be 4- 25 participants. Various random objects are needed to play this game, and the goal of the game is to come up with different uses of everyday objects. 

How To Play: The players will be given an object, the object can be anything from a football to a chair, and they have to define different uses of the given items. 

Each player is given a minute to act out the alternate use of the object given to him/her. While they’re acting, the other members of the group have to understand what the person who’s acting is trying to say about the alternate use. The group or a person who can correctly guess the alternate use gets one point.  

This game boasts an individual’s ability of quick thinking, creativity, and innovation. 

Sneak A Peek 

The game of Sneak a Peek usually takes 20 minutes, and there can be 2-20 participants. The items needed for this game are building materials like lego, toothpick, matchstick, cups, etc. and the goal of the game is to create an object out of these materials. 

How To Play: The players are divided into multiple teams. Out of the group, one person has to take a sneak peek to view a hidden object. The person who does this only has 10 seconds to take a look and then must give the information to the other people of the group about what they saw. Then the team has to recreate the object or sculpture according to the information provided by the person who took the peek. 

This game pushes forward the ability to adjust, directing a team, and communicating clearly with others. 

Wrapping Up

In the end, team-building games and activities are a great way to bond with others and to work in a unity mode. Both played physically or virtually, team building games enhance connection, communication, and relationships with people. Team building games are the only ones that give you both fun and the capabilities which can be used in a real-life situation outside the gaming activity. A team can be made by anyone, but the real twist lies in how better the team is cultivated with the constant support from the team members and the strong relationship, which will eventually build your way towards success or win. 

Author bio

Charlotte Lin is a content creator at escaperoom.com. She’s a passionate young woman, mother to an amazing nine-year-old, and an avid reader. Over the years, writing has helped her explore and understand the world as well as her own self. She loves to travel, meet new people, and spend quality time with her daughter. You can find her on LinkedIn.

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