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The Complete Team Games Guide

January 19, 2018 by The Fun Empire Team

Team Games

Most organisations would have realised that a business can only thrive with a great team. One that can communicate well, works harmoniously, and tackle problems creatively. But before you can get an A-Team, the team must first undergo team-building to learn the essential skills mentioned above. If you are unsure which activities to pick, here’s a complete team-building games guide for 2021! 

For more Team Bonding Activities Ideas', you can check out the 55 Team Building Games Your Team Will Love!

Team Building Game 2021 Complete Guide

1. Marshmallow Challenge

A simple and fun team building game, marshmallow challenge
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As the game name suggests, participants will be playing a game that involves marshmallows. In a group of even numbers, you will be presented with items such as uncooked spaghetti (20 sticks), masking tape (to stick the spaghetti), a string (1 yard), marshmallows, and a lunch bag (to place all the ingredients). The challenge is to build the biggest structure with spaghetti sticks and top it all off with a marshmallow. Note that the tower has to stand on its own with no team members holding on to it.

2. Game of Possibilities

Simple Team Bonding Game, Charades

Like charades, a game of possibilities is a great team-building game that is simple to play and does not take up much time. Assign one member from each team to go to the front and pick a paper from a hat. Each piece has an object written on it. The person with the paper needs to demonstrate a use for the object, and the rest of the team must make an intelligent guess on it. To make it more challenging, demonstrators cannot speak and can only act it out. It is best to use original and unique ideas – something wacky will do too!

3. Frostbite

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This team-building game is best played in smaller groups of four or five players each. The idea is that the groups are stranded in the Arctic. All teams must appoint a leader and build a structure to survive in the cold climate. But the problem is the leader has frostbite and cannot physically help with making the structure. On top of that, the other team members are snowblind (blindfolded). With excellent communication and trust, the team will follow the leader's instructions and build the shelter to stay alive.

4. The Concentration Game

Simple and easy to play Team Building Game with concentration
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Separate players into two teams and instruct them to form even lines facing each other. Within a minute, players are required to study their partners from head to toe before they turn around. The other line will have a minute to change five things about them. It could be anything such as removing a ponytail, folding up your jeans, or swapping a ring to the other hand. Once done, the line that turned around will have to face the other team again. They will have to identify all the changes in their partner—this game test players’ communication skills and their ability to focus on details.

5. Bubble Bump

fun and adventurous Team Building Game
Fun and Exciting Bubble Bump

If you do not know where to spend your energy, bubble bump it is! A fun and unique team building game that involves soccer and rugby all in one. In a bubble suit, you are going to be running about to bump into your opponents. With so many games to choose from, bubble bump, you will be entertained throughout the team building event. This team-building game will make you break into lots of laughter and have it etched in your memory forever.

6. The Calculator

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You will need 20 circle paper plates and a marker to make the prop for this game. Label each paper plate from one to 20 and randomly arrange them. The teams will have to stand at a designated area that is away from the numbers. On the blow of a whistle, the first team needs to run over to the calculator, find the numbers in order, and stand on them. Then they will have to call the numbers in order. The group who manages to finish the fastest wins! The calculator game allows someone to lead while the rest of the member strategies on the best way to approach the challenge. These are essential qualities that bosses would love to see in a great team.

7. Paintball

Paintball By The Fun Empire

A perfect team building game catered to the youngsters! Paintball is a sport that requires you to be on the ball of your feet and to think quickly at all times. It also needs you to work as a team and be determined to bring your opponents down. Plan or strategise beforehand to ensure that each team member knows what to do to be on top form during the game. At the end of it all, a game of paintball brings about camaraderie and enhances leadership skills.

8. This is Better than That

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"This is better than that" is a great team-building game that teaches players about teamwork and creative problem-solving skills. Each team is to select four random objects from surrounding them and are given a scenario they must solve using only their items. It could be anything from being stuck in a dark tunnel to surviving a zombie apocalypse. As a team, you will need to discuss and rank the objects in order of importance and share your explanation for using them. The team, with the most logical and creative answers, wins!

9. Dare Jenga

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We all know the rules to play the game of Jenga. Blocks stacked up, and each team member tries to bring out a block without crashing the entire structure down. To make the team building game livelier, write a dare on the surface of each Jenga block. Ensure that the dares are doable and fun. Examples include singing the current hits, shouting something hideous at the top of your lungs, do push-ups, or an awkward dance. Once that is done, stack it all up just like a regular Jenga game. When a person pulls out a block, they have to execute the dare.

10. Body Part Twister

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In this game, participants will need to be comfortable leaning against others. The game master will call out body parts, and only those parts can touch the ground. Participants are encouraged to work together to find different solutions and balance on each other if need be. You can call out for two bums, four hands, two feet, and one knee at once. As soon as everyone is in position, call out for the next combination! Just remember to think carefully before calling out for other instructions, or you might end up calling out for the impossible.

Team Games

These are just a few Team Building Games ideas, If you want more interesting and fun team building games/ fun team bonding activities, check out these other articles as well! 🙂

If you need indoor team building activities, read here!

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