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Searching for team building games 145 games found

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This game is the ultimate icebreaker. Needs a bit a prep before hand - fill up some trays with water and place a t-shirt or pair of shorts or a hat in the water. Then freeze it! You'll need at leas...
Outside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Extreme Mess
Under $20
First of all elect a adjudicator to go into the other room. A topic is chosen i.e. Food, Cars, brads, Countries ect. and one by one each person playing walks in to the room with the adjudicator and te...
Inside
All On All
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Team Architect is basically a game where you get each team to build something with very little amounts of strange materials. For example, you could give each team a packet of pop sticks and a roll of ...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
Object: To have only your gender sitting on the couch. Set-Up: If you don't have a couch large enough to fit four people, just designate four chairs as the "couch." Circle the rest of the chairs,...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
One person goes into another room about 20 feet away and shuts the door while everyone else decides what they are going to pretend to be. Everyone must first agree on a category and after the categor...
Inside
Whole Group
1 hour +
No Mess
No cost
This icebreaker youth group game is a cross between pictionary, sculptionary and charades. Firstly come up with a list of pictionary style words to use. Try to use words that might be easy enough t...
Inside
Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
Set up the chairs in two circles, a small circle and a larger circle outside of that. Make sure that the chairs are facing each other and there are an equal amount of chairs in the inside circle as we...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
How to Play: Basically, there will be three teams. One is the Zombies, one is the Survivors, the last is the Helpers. The goal of this game is for the Survivors to get back to the starting point with...
Outside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Play O's and X's with people either in different colour bib's / shirts or just with the hands in the shape of what they are etc. Get 2 teams and get one team to start. Send in 1 person at a time an...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Divide your group into two teams. Stand the first group in a line facing the second group. The second group have a set amount of time (you decide) to look at the appearance of the other team. On...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Capture the flag is one of the most popular wide games ever and is great to play on a youth camp in a location with plenty of running space. SET UP 1. Find a location to play. The ideal location...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
New
First off I wanted to say that this is probably one of my all time favourite youth group games. It is one of those games that just involves burning off a lot of energy! The basic idea is that there...
Outside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
Simple relay structure for this game. 4 teams line up at one end. Place a bowl of peas (or whatever you are using) at the other end. The first player from each team has to run to the other end and ...
Inside
Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
1. Ask for two volunteers. These people will attempt to tip everyone else, in order to do this they must touch the person with an apple. While holding the apple the tipper must keep one leg in the sam...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
Talking Point
This is simply the old TV game revisited (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_Feud). Central to this game is a list of questions and survey answers. You could make them up. But using David Morris' ...
Inside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Talking Point
This is an all time classic icebreaker game! Everyone stands in a big circle and then grabs onto two different peoples hands (not the people standing on either side of them). Once everyone is h...
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Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is a simple and easy game that everyone in our youth loves!! You have a pole (a broom will suffice) and you place the pole on a stool. Everyone needs to gather around the pole and hold hands. ...
Inside
All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This simulation game is a great one to play on a youth camp. It involves a lot of running and team work but also involves some problem solving skills. You'll need a decent bunch of leaders to run the ...
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Multiple Teams
30 - 60 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
The timeless classic game - dodgeball - requires little set up effort and is always a winner. There are two ways to play it and they're both explained below: CLASSIC Divide the playing area (an ...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
New
This is a similar concept to the Iron Chef on TV and can be run in two different ways... Option A... Give the kids a bunch of ingredients (best to combine a few standard ingredients such as flour,...
Inside
Multiple Teams
1 hour +
Extreme Mess
Over $20
This game is best played with a small group. Place 20 or more cups in the middle of the room, put half of them upside down and the other half the right way up. Divide the group into 2 teams and ...
Inside
Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
Divide your youth group kids into some groups, 4 works well as a relay. Just make sure the groups aren't too big. Set them up in 4 lines across the room. Then send half of each team to the opposite...
Inside
Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is soccer. Soccer with not just one ball, not just two balls, but three balls! You'll need three balls, preferably all of a different colour. This game can be really useful to keep as many people...
Inside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
You have one person to be the leader or "Captain". He has to call out different actions but is only limited to the following actions to call out. On the deck! When this action is 'ordered' by the ...
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Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
First, you split up into groups of 3-5. You should have at least three teams to play. Each team gets a chair and the caller chooses any random tangible-object noun. Each team is given 5 minutes to...
Inside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Gather all kinds of really horrible foods - ones that are quick to open and eat. For instance, baby food, fresh produce, chips, crackers (small box), etc. Everybody is behind a line, 10 ft. One mem...
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Multi Player Duel
10 - 30 mins
Extreme Mess
Over $20
One of my favourite things is taking something normal and making it life-size. The game of battleships is great fun to play normally, so naturally - a human version is twice as fun. You'll need to ...
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Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
(Sometimes known as Chinese Pictionary) This group game could be used as an ice breaker game or just as a relaxed game. It's a cross between Chinese Whispers and Pictionary. Would work well i...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Set Up: - Divide the whole group into 2 teams, based on sides of the room. Any size youth group can play. In the front of the room place drawing pad/white board, somewhere both teams can see it wel...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
How to Play: Teachers will split students into two teams. There will be a sponge with water next to each student starting. The first student in each line will get the sponge and soak up as much water...
Outside
Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
Divide your group into 2 teams. Each person writes the name of a well known person they would like to be play for this game on a notecard. "Well-known" can mean famous (Madonna) or very well known (...
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Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is a really great running wide game - good for burning off a lot of energy. However, it's also a good wide game for those who might not like to run as it involves a lot of strategy. 1. Set up ...
Outside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
Summary: An icebreaker / action oriented game good for medium and large sized groups. Similar to a game of rock, paper, scissors, two teams face off and decide to become either “giants,” “wizards,” o...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
(This is a boys vs girls game but could probably be played with different groupings, it is helpful but not essential for everyone to know each others name.) All players sit in a circle on the floor...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Get 4 kids to lie down on their backs in a small circle with their legs sticking up in the air. So their feet should be touching at the top, making a kind of table. Put the full bucket of water on her...
Outside
Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
Extreme Mess
No cost
Give each team a packet of spaghetti and a packet of marshmallows. The team that builds the tallest spaghetti and marshmallow tower wins! You'll be surprised by the things people can come up wit...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
Under $20
We came up with this at our first lock-in 3 years ago and it is one of our most requested events! We ask the students to make teams of 4. We write down topics on slips of paper, the topics are folded...
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Multiple Teams
1 hour +
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
The object of this game is the first team to score. You will need to play several rounds to determine an overall winner. How to Setup - Mark off an even rectangular football field with 2 End Zones...
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All On All
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Divide into teams of three. One person needs the the toothpaste and mask in each team. Another person needs to be on the ground with the cup in there mouth and the last person is going to be standi...
Outside
Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
Extreme Mess
No cost
Bases An Outdoor Team Game Overview: Bases is a fast-paced outdoor game that combines elements of Capture the Flag, Flag Football, and role playing. Objectives for Winning: The game ends when o...
Outside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
Over $20
Played this game in a fairly large youth group but could work for smaller groups too! If you are familiar with the tv game show Talkin bout Your Generation there is a challenge at the end where they ...
Inside
Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
If you've ever played the famous board game "Articulate" then you'll love this game. It usually is easier to set up and play within a smaller group, but it can still be really fun to play with a bi...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Before the game starts place all the objects at a hidden place where you it is not too difficult to find. Do not let players know where the objects are but clues can be given. Divide into 2 equal g...
Outside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Extreme Mess
No cost
Gather your players into two teams. Tell one team to put one of their hands on their head, and the other team to put one of their hands on their rear. Then tell them that if they are tagged by someone...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Set up your hall like a foosball table: With chairs as the black and white team. The 'black' chairs face to the right goal and the 'white' chairs face to the left goal. The goal could be a buck...
Inside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
Divide the youth into 2 or more teams. Place the bucket in the middle of the room, then put the Ice in, and fill with water. Now poor the marbles into the Bucket (about 50 is good). Get all the yo...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Extreme Mess
Under $20
Divide the group into teams of between 5 and ten people (If you are running a camp with small groups, split them into their small groups). The game takes the form of a general knowledge quiz with ...
Inside
Multiple Teams
30 - 60 mins
No Mess
No cost
Divide the kids into teams of around 10 people. Each team will need a "ship" - this could be a hula hoop or something else of a similar size (small blanket, plank of wood). Each team will start at one...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Divide group into two teams. Give each team 3 "rocks" (construction paper cutouts about 1 1/2' x 1 1/2'). Make a start and finish line (maybe 30 feet apart) and tell them that they must get their whol...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
1. Choose one person to be the "Danger Alert" or choose an adult or a group leader or something. Give him or her the whistle/horn. 2. Tell the players that they are dinosaurs and there are adult di...
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Whole Group
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
Under $20