We publish only the best icebreakers and group activities. Our staff has tried ’em all out and playtested them all personally. Try ’em out and let us know how they work out for you! (Last updated: April 2017)
Good Icebreakers, sorted by name (alphabetical order)
Keep your balloon in the air for longer than the other teams!
A simple game of making animal sounds and finding your pairs!
A collaborative drawing activity.
Bang Name Game
To avoid getting shot, learn and remember names of the people in a group!
A card game similar to Bingo.
Best Skills Showdown
Compete in small groups in several mini-games!
Bigger and Better
The classic teambuilding game of trading and upgrading – try to get the biggest and best item to win!
A guessing game similar to 20 Questions.
A funny icebreaker that involves fast name recognition!
A fun game that uses multicolored candy to help people get to know each other.
Catch the Ball
A simple game to get people to start talking and sharing.
Categories (or Similarities)
Be the first group to find similarities!
An action packed chariot race!
Draw parts of a picture without knowing what the last person drew before you!
Group members try to connect their individual stories, forming a long chain of stories!
Crazy Job Interview
Players convince each other that they are the best for an imaginary job.
Defend the Egg
A teambuilding activity that asks teams to protect a fragile egg by building a protective stucture out of simple supplies.
Did You Know? Bingo
An interactive game that helps people discover interesting facts about other people.
Electric Current Game
A game with two teams, holding hands: squeeze hands to send “electricity” down the line!
A drama class warm-up exercise that is great fun!
Extreme Rock, Paper, Scissors
A twist on the classic Rock, Paper, Scissors game.
Extremes: Where Do You Stand?
A game that asks people to stand along an imaginary line between two extreme viewpoints, depending on their opinions.
Represent yourself by designing your own flag!
Everyone draws a single line in a shared drawing — but who is the secret spy?
Fear in a Hat
A teambuilding activity that asks people to anonymously share their fears and to place them into a hat.
A get-to-know-you game involving the four corners of a room.
A game that involves forming a word fragment without spelling a word!
Giants, Wizards, Elves
A game similar to paper, rock, scissors, but more hilarious!
A funny real-life version of the board game!
Great Wind Blows
A game like musical chairs that lets people get to know each other better.
Say a person’s name and then pass them a ball. This repeats as people learn each others’ names.
Hot Potato Camera
Like Russian Roulette, but as an embarrassing selfie photo!
Human Paper Rock Scissors
Like the classic game — except played in groups with your whole body!
Hot and Cold Game
A simple game of cheering or booing when a person gets closer or farther from a mystery action!
A list of simple questions that are very useful for breaking the ice.
Share your most important values as you rotate around a circle.
People interview each other and introduce them to the rest of the group.
A silly action game that involves hand motions and acting as animals.
Korean Rhythm Game (Assa)
A game involving hand motions.
Late Arrivals Game
A funny game that involves introducing fictitious people at a formal ball.
Lost on a Deserted Island
If you were stranded on a island, what items would you take with you? A get-to-know-you game.
A simple party game involving a magic word to earn party favors.
Toss marshmallows and catch as many as possible.
Memorable Catchy Names
A very simple icebreaker involving adjectives and new names.
A simple game that combines aerobics and learning names!
Never Have I Ever
A game to see who has and hasn’t had various experiences!
A teambuilding activity involving newspaper building skills and teamwork!
Paper Airplanes/Name Planes
A simple introductions game involving questions on paper planes.
Paper Snowball Fight
A paper-based snowball fight!
Personal Trivia Baseball
A fun trivia game that combines baseball with a way to learn interesting facts about people.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
An active teambuilding game that sends teams off to take photos of interesting things in a scavenger hunt!
Priest of the Parish
A call and response game.
Everyone has a strange mental condition. The psychiatrist must guess the pattern that everyone else is following!
React and Act Game
A fast-paced game of improv acting!
The classic game of reverse hide-and-go-seek.
A silly game involving crazy motions.
A gift exchange game perfect for the holidays.
A teambuilding game of communication and ordering pictures.
Shoe Pile Mingle
The (slightly smelly) game of meeting new people.
A game of determining what songs others have already listened to.
Sorts and Mingle
A fun way to see the similarities and differences people have.
Spoons is a game of speed, silliness, and having a sharp eye.
Stealthily stick your stickers on others at a party!
A simple activity to help people share some of their most interesting stories.
Strange Disease Diagnosis Game
A funny improvisation guessing game with doctor and patient(s).
An icebreaker that makes use of string or yarn to help people introduce themselves.
The fun game of superlatives!
Tall Tales Story Game
A fun storytelling game.
A hilarious twist on the classic game of telephone, involving charades and acting down the line!
The Telephone Game meets Pictionary, leading to hilarious results!
1000 Blank White Cards
Create rules on blank white cards – a game of creativity!
A get-to-know-you game from different points of time.
Trust Walk Teambuilding Activity
The classic teambuilding activity that requires trust and reliance on teammates.
Truth or Dare
The classic party game that leads to memorable results.
Two Truths and a Lie
As people introduce themselves, figure out which statement is true and which one is a lie!
A game of quick reflexes — may the best ninja survive!
Unique and Shared
An icebreaker that helps people see their commonalities and unique characteristics compared with others.
What I Would Have Done
A get-to-know-you icebreaker involving interesting, hypothetical questions.
Who Am I?
A simple mingling game in which you try to identify the name on your back.
Who Done It?
A game in which you try to identity who did it!
Who’s My Match?
Figure out each other’s hidden identities, and find your match!
A simple game of making connections between words.
A simple memory game involving word connections!
Zip Zap Boing
A simple rhythm game.