Icebreakers for medium sized groups (5 to 10 people)
The following icebreakers are suited for medium sized groups of about five to ten players. They may not work as well for very small groups, but for larger groups you can often subdivide into groups of 5-10 to make them still work for your needs. Click on an article to read the step-by-step instructions!
Art Effects (Drawing)
Animal Sounds (Active, Talking)
Bigger and Better (Active, Teambuilding)
Blanket Game (Get-to-know-you) drop the blanket and quickly try to identify the name of the person you see!
Candy Introductions (Get-to-know-you)
Catch the Ball (Get-to-know-you)
Categories (or Similarities) (Get-to-know-you)
Chariot Race (Active)
Collaborative Drawing (Party, Teambuilding) a group drawing activity.
Connecting Stories (Get-to-know-you, Teambuilding) can you connect your stories with the other ones?
Crazy Job Interview (Talking)
Defend the Egg (Teambuilding)
Electric Current Game (Active, Teambuilding)
Extremes: Where Do You Stand? (Get-to-know-you)
Fake Artist (Stationary)
Fear in a Hat (Teambuilding)
Fabulous Flags (Get-to-know-you)
Four Corners (Get-to-know-you) quickly move to one of four corners based upon your interests!
Ghost Game (Talking)
Giants, Wizards, Elves (Active)
Gone Fishin’ (Active)
Great Wind Blows (Active, Get-to-know-you)
Group Juggling (Active, Teambuilding)
Hot and Cold Game (Party, Talking)
Hot Potato Camera (Party)
Human Rock Paper Scissors (Active) game that is a twist on the classic rock-paper-scissors game, this time using your whole body!
Icebreaker Questions (Get-to-know-you, Teambuilding)
Identity Circles (Get-to-know-you)
Interview Game (Get-to-know-you)
King Elephant (Active) game involving keeping a consistent beat.
Korean Rhythm Game – Assa (Stationary, Party) rhythm game.
Late Arrivals Game (Party, Talking)
Lineup Game (Get-to-know-you) game to get people to quickly form lineups fast!
Lost on a Deserted Island (Get-to-know-you, Teambuilding)
Memorable Catchy Names (Get-to-know-you)
More Good Icebreaker Questions (Get-to-know-you, Teambuilding)
Name Aerobics (Get-to-know-you, Talking, Active)
Never Have I Ever (Get-to-know-you)
Newspaper Towers (Active, Teambuilding) creative activity to build impressive structures using newspaper.
Paper Snowball Fight (Active)
Personal Trivia Baseball (Get-to-know-you) guessing type game to learn facts about people.
Photo Scavenger Hunt (Active, Teambuilding) scavenger hunt activity but using your smartphone to take photos as proof of each item!
Picture Whispers (Drawing)
Psychiatrist Game (Talking, Acting, Stationary)
React and Act Game (Active) game involving ast reactions.
Sardines (Active) game that is basically hide-and-go-seek but in reserve.
Screaming Viking (Active, Party)
Secret Santa Gift Exchange (Party) – involving a bit of preparation and shopping, buy a gift for a secret partner and try to guess who your secret santa is!
Shoe Pile Mingle (Get-to-know-you, Teambuilding)
Song Sync (Get-to-know-you, Talking)
Sorts and Mingle (Get-to-know-you)
Spoons Game (Party, Stationary)
Sticker Ninja (Party) – stealthy game of trying to apply a sticker onto your target.
Story Starters (Get-to-know-you)
Strange Disease Diagnosis Game (Party, Stationary, Talking)
String Game (Get-to-know-you) – get to know each other better using long pieces of string!
Superlative Game (Get-to-know-you) – a fun game to get to know each other better.
Tall Tales Story Game (Storytelling)
Telephone Charades (Active, Party) – the game of telephone, but acted out as silent charades clues.
Telephone Pictionary (Active, Party)
1000 Blank White Cards (Party)
Time Hop (Get-to-know-you)
Trust Walk Teambuilding Activity (Active, Teambuilding)
Truth or Dare (Active, Get-to-know-you)
Two Truths and a Lie (Get-to-know-you) – the classic get to know you game in which everyone shares three statements; which is the lie?
Ultimate Ninja (Active, Party) – try to be the quickest ninja, slapping someone else’s hands to get them “out”!
Unique and Shared (Get-to-know-you, Teambuilding)
What I Would Have Done (Get-to-know-you)
Who Am I? (Mingling)
Who Done It? (Get-to-know-you)
Wink Murder (Party) – wink to “murder” your opponent.
Word Chains (Memory)
Would You Rather? (Get-to-know-you)
How did these activities work out for you? Do you have any additional recommendations for medium group size games? Please let us know!