Hight Energy Teambuilder games Part 3

What is teambuilders teamwork games ?

Teambuilders games make up the next section of this packet. These teamwork games differ from icebreakers teamwork games. In that they involve follow-up discussion that should teach leadership lessons or further illustrate important leadership practices. The teambuilders teamworkgames in this packet are categorized as “high energy”, “low energy”, or “problem-solving” activities. All of these experiential teamwork games are designed to help new and established teams build trust, gain confidence, enhance communication and decision- making skills, and illuminate a variety of different leadership styles and techniques.

teamwork games

People Platform.

  • Supplies Needed: Masking tape.
  • Number of People: 10-15 people.
  • Instructions:
  1. Create an inner 2’ x 2’ and an outer 6’ x 6’ tape outline of a square for each team.
  2. Everybody starts outside the 6’ x 6’ square.
  3. The objective of the teamwork games is to get everyone inside the inner square without touching anything outside of it.
  4. Explain the following rules of the teamwork games.

a. Participants may only touch the outside of the outer square and the inside of the inner square as they complete the task.

b. The area in between the squares is off limits.

c. The entire team must participate.

d. If a participant touches the space between the two boxes, then they may no longer use that part of the body.

e. Once everyone is in the inner box, they must hold their position for 10 seconds.

f. If one member dominates the leadership, then take away his/her ability to speak.

  1. If the team is slow to actively attempt the exercise, then set a time limit by which they must finish.
  2. If the team completes the activity easily, make the inner box smaller. Alternative: Use a raised 2’ x 2’ platform instead of tape. After the entire team gets onto the platform, everyone must be off of the ground for 10 seconds.
  • Debriefing Questions:
  1. What were some of the challenges in completing this teamwork games?
  2. How did you overcome them?
  3. Who was the leader? How was it decided?
  4. How did the time constraint affect the teamwork games of the team?
  5. Did your team plan first or just start acting? Was this method effective or ineffective?
  6. What might you do different in the future?

Plane Wreck.

  • Supplies Needed: Each team needs: blindfold, 5 or 6 odd shaped pieces of cardboard, a roll of cellophane or masking tape, a piece of rope at least 3 feet long 3 or more.
  • Number of People: Break the team into teams of three. One member will play the role of observer, another member the role of A and the third member B.
  • Instructions:

The situation: A and B were flying a plane that suddenly developed engine trouble and crashed on a desert island with no water. They will be rescued in a few days, but they must have water if they are to survive. They have some materials for making a container to hold rainwater. The only problem is that B received a heavy blow on her head and is now both blind and mute. A has badly burned both hands and is not able to use them at all. But they must build the container if they are to live. A rain cloud is quickly approaching, and they must have the container finished before it reaches the island. A few drops are already beginning to fall. The observer ties A’s hands behind his back and blindfolds B. B is not to say a word during the entire building process. The observer takes notes on how well the two people work together. How good are the directions? How well are they carried out? How cooperative are the two people? If the container is not built in 20 minutes, the two people stop. Everyone assembles into a big group again to discuss.

  • Debriefing Questions:
  1. How did the person playing A feel? B? What did the observer notice?
  2. What does the container look like? If it were made of wood and nails instead would it hold water?
  3. What would have improved the cooperation between A and B?
  4. What did you learn about the division of labor in a cooperative task?


  • Supplies Needed: Blindfolds for each person.
  • Number of People: Group.
  • Instructions:

The purpose of this teamwork games is to integrate team members and build trust and communication. Have each player take a blindfold and spread out on the floor. Ask those who feel comfortable to put their blindfolds on. Explain that you will tap someone on the shoulder; that person will be the “Prui” and will take off his/her blindfold. (None of the other players will know who the Prui is. Everyone will mingle around slowly (with bumpers up). Each time a player b umps into someone, they should shake his/her hand and ask, “Prui?” If the person says “Prui,” they are NOT the Prui. If the person does not answer you back, they ARE the Prui. Once a player finds the Prui, he/she should join hands with him/her and take off his/her blindfold. That person is now part of the Prui, so if someone bumps into him/her, they should NOT respond, so that person knows to join the Prui as well. Everyone will continue mingling around until they find the Prui chain. When everyone is part of the chain, the game is over. NOTE: This is a high trust activity, and should be done at an appropriate time.

  • Debriefing Questions:
  1. Did you have any strategy for getting caught or not getting caught?
  2. How did the blindfold make you feel during the activity?
  3. How did this relate to teamwork?

Ship Wreck.

  • Supplies Needed: Large field, ½ inch rasped and sanded plywood circles 3 or 4 feet in diameter or similar flat objects for each group to use as a ship.
  • Number of People: 8-10 members per group.
  • Instructions:
  1. Divide participants into two groups with 8-10 members per group.
  2. Give each group a “ship” and instruct all members to hold onto its sides as they run the length of a playing field,
  3. Groups are to run with their “ship” until a staff member yells “Shark!” Then, all members jump on board the “ship.” The first group with all feet off the ground, gains a point. Repeat this procedure several times. The first group to reach the finish line gains three points.
  4. Add up points to decide the winner, or forget the points and play “go fish” to decide the winner.
  5. Debrief.
  6. Repeat the activity if the group had fun the first time.

Suggestion: For younger or larger groups, use hula hoops in place of the plywood circles.

  • Debriefing Questions:
  1. What specific suggestions would you use to improve the productivity of your group next time?
  2. How well did your group cooperate with its other members?
  3. Did your group improve each time, why or why not?
  4. Was your group more concerned with getting it done quickly or getting it right on the first try? Why?

Unequal Resources.

  • Supplies Needed: Tennis balls or paper plates, blindfolds.
  • Number of People: Group.
  • Instructions:

Introduce the exercise as an experience with the use of resources needed to accomplish a task that have been distributed unequally among teams. Form the teams. Teams should be placed far enough away from each other so that their negotiation positions are not compromised by casual observation.
Distribute an envelope of materials and a copy of the accompanying task sheet to each group. Explain that each group has different materials, but that each must complete the same tasks. Explain that the groups may negotiate for the use of materials and tools in any way that is agreeable to everyone. Emphasize that the first group to finish all the tasks is the winner. Give the signal to begin. When the groups have finished, declare the winner. Then conduct a discussion on  using resources, sharing, negotiating, competing and using power.
Team Materials:
Team #1- scissors, ruler, paper clips, pencils, two 4-inch squares of red paper and two 4-inch squares of white paper.
Team #2- Scissors, glue, two sheets each of gold paper, white paper and blue paper, each 8×11 inches.
Team #3- felt-tipped markers and two sheets each of green paper, white paper and gold paper, each 8×11 inches.
Team #4- five sheets of paper(8×11 inches)-one green, one gold, one blue, one red and one purple.

  • Debriefing Questions:
  1. How did it feel depending on others in the midst of a competition to get the given task finished?
  2. Did you notice the use of power that manifested itself during this exercise? If so, give examples.
  3. What frustrated you the most during this activity and why?
  4. How does this activity apply to other times when you have tried to complete a task and needed to bargain?

Before join in High Energy Teamwork Games. You and your team need should join in:

Get to know Icebreaker teamwork games.
Remember Name Icebreaker Teamwork Games.
Energizers icebreaker teamwork games.

  • Low Energy Teamwork Games.

Low Energy Teambuilder games.

  • Hight Energy Teamwork Games.

Hight Energy Teambuilder games Part 1.
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