Tuesday’s Taste of the Corporate Playbook: Trashcan Trivia Basketball

Trashcan Trivia Basketball

Indoor Cooperative Game

Length of Activity: 15 minutes

Required materials: wastebasket, crumpled paper

How to Play:

  • Set up a wastebasket with three designated shooting distances (3 point range, 2 point range, 1 point range).
  • Ask work or trivia questions, and the team that answers first gets a chance to shoot a crumpled paper into the wastebasket from one of the three distances.
  • Members within each team must rotate who shoots.
  • The first team to a certain number of points wins.

This game strengthens a sense of teamwork and cooperation. Strategize within your team on which shooting distance to shoot from. Everyone is at an even playing field with this competitive and fun game, testing your knowledge and basketball skills all at once

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Tuesday’s Taste of the Corporate Playbook: Password

Password

Indoor Cooperative Game

Length of Activity: 15 minutes

Required materials: None

How to Play:

  • In teams of two, one person is designated as the guesser, and one as the clue-giver.
  • The objective is for the clue-giver to get their teammate to guess the “password” given just one-word clues related to this “password”.
  • One clue-giver comes up with a “password”, and tells all of the other clue-givers playing.
  • Starting with the person who came up with the “password”, the first time a one-word clue is given to his or her teammate, the guesser can try to guess the password for 10 points.
  • If wrong, the next team gets to try for 9 points, and so on.
  • The round ends when the “password” is guessed or there are 10 incorrect guesses, and the game ends when one team reaches 25 points (can be more or less).
  • This game is typically played with 2-4 teams.

To be good at this game, it is important to know your partner well so that you can think of passwords only he or she will guess. Think of references the other teams won’t understand to be good at this game. This game is great for strengthening relationships, and also for giving pairs a chance to learn more about each other.

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Tuesday’s Taste of the Corporate Playbook: 20 Questions

20 Questions

Indoor Cooperative Game

Length of Activity: 15 minutes

Required materials: None

How to Play:

  • One person in the group thinks of an item and does not tell anybody.
  • The rest of the group gets 20 Yes or No questions to ask this person to help them figure out the item.
  • Guesses do not count as questions.

Combine critical thinking and collective teamwork on this simple yet very entertaining game. Try to ask the best set of questions as a whole to narrow down the answers. For best results, think of a unique item that almost everybody knows, such as an office item in plain sight that often goes overlooked.

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Tuesday’s Taste of the Corporate Playbook: Blindfold Pickup

Blindfold Pickup

Indoor Cooperative Game

Length of Activity: 15 minutes

Required materials: Lots of small office materials

How to Play:

  • Pair up with one person blindfolded/keeping eyes closed and one person communicating.
  • It is the communicator’s job to lead his or her partner through the obstacle-filled office, picking up designated items and bringing them back to the drop-off zone.
  • The first pair to successfully bring back all of the items wins.

Blindfold Pickup is a great way to strengthen office teamwork and trust, while boosting its energy as well. This game has a simple setup and infinite variations. Find out which pair has the best communication, but make sure to pay attention to the right voice!

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Tuesday’s Taste of the Corporate Playbook: All Tangled Up

All Tangled Up

Indoor Cooperative Game

Length of Activity: 10-15 minutes

Required materials: None

How to Play:

  • After forming a tight circle, take one hand and grab the hand of anyone in the group except direct neighbors.
  • This person then grabs the hand of anyone in the group except the people standing next to them and the person they are already holding hands with.
  • Continue this process until everyone is connected.
  • Now the entire group must work together to get untangled without letting go of each other’s hands.

This game is a fun way to test critical thinking ability and flexibility! The goal is simple, but getting there requires a lot of teamwork to solve this problem. If this is too easy, make the group larger and/or restrict some communication methods. Or race against another team for some added competition!

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