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    Ice Breaker/Problem Solving Games for Network

    We're holding a relauch/recruitment evening soon for our network and wanted to do some ice breaker/problem solving games to get people talking and getting to know each other. Think we're probably going to do two games, at the moment im thinking of doing something involving building a structure from newspaper and tape that'll support an egg. (My explorers did this the other week and it went down really well) I still need another idea though, something that'll last about 15-20 mins and doesnt require too much equipment.

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    I've done one about finding something in common with other people, i.e. find one person you have something in common with, then you tell everyone what it is, split and reform into 3's with something different in common, tell everyone, reform in 4's, etc etc.

    Everyone finds a little something more about each other, talks to different people, and yes, it's a brilliant ice breaker.
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    Dog, Cat, Mouse.

    You have to get the animals accross the river, but you can only take one at a time.

    You can't leave the dog with the cat or the cat with the mouse.
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    Stand everyone on chairs in a line and then ask them to order themselves by some category (age, shoe size, date of birth within the year etc etc) without touching the floor. It gets them communicating and cooperating together which really helps break the ice plus they get to know a little about each other as well.

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    Another is to get everyone sitting down in a circle on chairs and shuffle a pack of cards. then give a card to each person keeping a few back for yourself.

    You then pick a card out of the pile you kept and say if it's the '6 of hearts', everyone who has a card with a 'heart' must move 6 spaces to the left. If there is already someone sat on that seat they sit on top of them and you carry on.

    This is a very amusing game, especially if you have 5 people say on one chair. It certainly breaks the ice I can tell you!!!

    Another game is a cornflake box, you take it in turns to pick it up with your teeth, the only thing allowed to touch the box it is your mouth and only your feet can touch the floor. If someone fails they are out of the game, those that complete it go into the next round where you cut an inch or two off the box until it's just the base that remains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsy View Post
    Another is to get everyone sitting down in a circle on chairs and shuffle a pack of cards. then give a card to each person keeping a few back for yourself.

    You then pick a card out of the pile you kept and say if it's the '6 of hearts', everyone who has a card with a 'heart' must move 6 spaces to the left. If there is already someone sat on that seat they sit on top of them and you carry on.

    This is a very amusing game, especially if you have 5 people say on one chair. It certainly breaks the ice I can tell you!!!
    Only 5 people on a chair?? Didn't we have something closer to 10 at WICCed weekend and SnowJam...?
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    Erm yes we did Pete, and a few bent chair legs following it

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    Paper tearing race.

    Split your group into teams, issue each with a peice of A4 paper (or large depending on the size of your meeting place) and tell them to get the paper to reach from one end of the hall to the other tearing the paper up so it forms one line.

    Amusing, but soon gets difficult as people run out of paper!

    Pick people off of the ground

    Split your groups into teams, ask them in their teams to pick up 1 person, then 2, then 3, and so on until its not longer safe to continue. You will be surprised!
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