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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