Get-to-know-you / Introduction Icebreakers
- How can I get my students to know each other better, or how can I get to know other people?
- Get-to-know-you type icebreakers (or introduction games) help people become more acquainted with each other — helping people learn and remember names and as people share about their unique interests, experiences, memories, and so on. The results are often humorous, interesting, or fascinating, as people explain these details about themselves. Before you know it, the ice is broken and common ground is discovered as people feel closer to each other! Spending a short amount of time playing these kinds of games early on can be well worth the investment for greater productivity and trust. Try these games and let us know what you think!
- We’re adding instructions to new games and activities all the time.. but only for the best ones. Explore around and take a look! Click on an activity name below to read our step-by-step instructions.
Blanket Game – A quick recognition game involving a blanket!
Candy Introductions – A simple game involving colored candies and introductions.
Categories (or Similarities) – A fast paced game in which each team must find a certain amount of things they all have in common.
Connecting Stories – Find a way to connect peoples’ stories in this game that helps people get to know each other better.
Corporate Games (Online) – Icebreakers that work well for Zoom or Skype and other web conferencing settings.
Did You Know? Bingo – A bingo type game that involves mingling and getting to know other folks.
Extremes: Where Do You Stand? – Get to know each other’s opinions and stances in this simple game.
Fabulous Flags – Each person draws their own flag with various images and symbols to show what is important to them.
Four Corners – Stand in one of four corners to share your opinions and preferences!
Great Wind Blows – Great wind blows… as you learn about each other!
Icebreaker Questions – Wonderful questions that can quickly help people go deeper.
Icebreaker Questions 2 – Even more excellent questions that can reveal a lot about one another.
Personal Artifact Game
Lost on a Deserted Island
Personal Trivia Baseball
Memorable Catchy Names
Never Have I Ever
Paper Airplanes/Name Planes
Shoe Pile Mingle
Sorts and Mingle
Tall Tales Story Game
Truth or Dare
Two Truths and a Lie
Unique and Shared
What I Would Have Done
Who Done It?
Who’s My Match?