Who Done It (Whodunit)

Get-to-know-you, Large Group, Medium Group
Who Done It? is an icebreaker that reveals interesting (and sometimes incredible!) things people have done. It's a simple guessing game that is straightforward to play. This game is a get-to-know-you style icebreaker in which players try to guess which person corresponds to each item written on notecards.  The recommended group size is a medium sized group of about eight to sixteen people, although the game can be adapted to accommodate other sized groups.  Playing this icebreaker indoors is most ideal.  Materials required are: several notecards and pens. Who Done It? is playable by all ages, including college students and adults in corporate settings. Setup and Gameplay for Who Done It (Whodunit?) This game can be played individually or with two teams.  For extremely large groups, choose ten volunteers and split…
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Unique and Shared

Extra Large Group, Get-to-know-you, Large Group, Medium Group, Team building
Unique and Shared is a get-to-know-you game as well as a team-building activity.  The game helps people see that they have more in common with their peers than they might initially realize, while highlighting their own individual strengths that they can contribute to the group. An indoor setting is preferable.  Participants will split into groups of about five people, so this activity works fine with medium, large, and even some extra large groups.  Each group of five needs paper and a pen.  This activity is for all ages. Instructions for Unique and Shared Ask participants to form groups of five people with the people around them.  Pass out sheets of paper and writing utensil.  The first half of the activity is the Shared part.  Instruct a notetaker for each group to create a list of many common traits or qualities that members…
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Lost on a Deserted Island

Get-to-know-you, Large Group, Medium Group, Small Group, Team building
Lost on a Deserted Island is a teambuilding activity that also helps people share a little about themselves.  Given the scenario that everyone is lost and stranded on a deserted island, each person describes one object that they would bring and why. This game is a teambuilding and get-to-know-you icebreaker.  The recommended group size is medium, although small and large group sizes are possible too.  An indoor setting is ideal.  No special props or materials are required.  This icebreaker works well for any age, including adults and corporate settings. Instructions for Lost on a Deserted Island The situation is dire -- following a shipwreck, everyone has been stranded on a deserted island!  Each person is allowed to bring one object to the island -- ideally something that represents them or something…
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Trust Walk Teambuilding Activity

Active, Large Group, Medium Group, Small Group, Team building
The Trust Walk is a teambuilding activity that helps people practice trusting each other.  A leader steers his or her partner around obstacles using verbal or nonverbal instructions. This activity is an active teambuilding activity that requires a great deal of space.  An outdoor setting with some obstacles (but nothing too dangerous!) is ideal.  The recommended group size is: small, medium, or large.  Participants will form pairs.  Materials required include blindfolds and any props that you can set up as minor obstacles.  This activity is for ages 14 and up. Instructions for the Trust Walk Teambuilding Activity The Trust Walk Activity is an effective team building activity involving leadership and building trust, as blindfolded participants must rely on instructions given to them in order to avoid various obstacles. As the faciliator of the Trust Walk…
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Sorts and Mingle

Extra Large Group, Get-to-know-you, Large Group, Medium Group
Sorts and Mingle is an interactive icebreaker that helps people recognize common and unique interests and preferences.  The speaker calls out various categories and everyone moves toward various parts of the room, finding people with similar tastes as them. This game is classified as a get-to-know-you icebreaker with a little bit of active movement (walking around the room, meeting and talking to others).  Recommended group size is: medium, large, or extra large.  Can be played indoors or outdoors, but indoors is ideal.  No special materials are required.  No mess.  For ages ten and up. Instructions for Sorts and Mingle There are two parts to this icebreaker.  The first half is the “Sorts” game.  The moderator tosses out two contrasting choices and everyone must move either east or west of the room (for example. “Do you prefer Nature or Cities?”)…
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Two Truths and a Lie

Get-to-know-you, Large Group, Medium Group, Small Group, Talking Games
Two Truths and a Lie is a classic get-to-know-you icebreaker. Players tell two truths and one lie. The object of the game is to to determine which statement is the false one. Interesting variations of this game are provided below. This game is a get-to-know-you icebreaker.  Recommended group size is: small, medium, or large.  Works best with 6-10 people.  Any indoor setting will work.  No special materials are needed, although pencil and paper is optional.  For all ages. Instructions for Two Truths and a Lie Ask all players to arrange themselves in a circle. Instruct each player to think of three statements about themselves. Two must be true statements, and one must be false. For each person, he or she shares the three statements (in any order) to the group. The…
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