Tuesday’s Taste of the Corporate Playbook: Sniper

Sniper

Minute Move & Energizer

Length of Activity: 10 minutes

Required materials: None

How to Play:

  • Except for the game moderator, everyone else sits in a circle and closes their eyes.
  • The moderator then chooses one person to be the “Sniper” by quietly tapping on them, who will try to “snipe” people by winking at them.
  • Everyone opens their eyes again and starts looking around the room looking for the Sniper winking.
  • If winked at by the Sniper, you must wait 5 seconds before dramatically fake-dying, visibly letting the group know you’ve been winked at.
  • If people think they know who the Sniper is, they can whisper their guess to the moderator.
  • The game ends when somebody guesses the Sniper, or the Sniper eliminates every person.

Try this game before a meeting while the team is already sitting in a circle. This game’s dramatic fake-deaths make for a fun game that gets everybody involved. Be as sneaky as your can in this game and see who can last the longest without getting caught.

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Tuesday’s Taste of the Corporate Playbook: Tip It Over, Pick It Up

Tip It Over, Pick It Up

Minute Move & Energizer

Length of Activity: 5-10 minutes

Required materials: Office materials that can be flipped or knocked over

How to Play:

  • Using any office material that can be flipped or knocked over, place them around a designated area with half facing up/stood up and half facing down/knocked over (such as paper, notepads, tissue boxes, water bottles, etc.)
  • In two teams, one team will try to knock down the items, and the other will try to pick up the items as fast as possible.
  • After one minute, count how many items are stood up and how many are knocked down
  • The team with more of their items stood up or knocked down wins.

This quick-paced game is a great icebreaker or energizer for the office. This game has a simple objective, but is a fun and easy way to destress at work.

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Tuesday’s Taste of the Corporate Playbook: Double Hot Potato

Double Hot Potato

Minute Move & Energizer

Length of Activity: 5 minutes

Required materials: 2 balls

How to Play:

  • Form a circle and place the two balls on opposite sides of the circle.
  • Pass the balls in the same direction as fast as possible, just like hot potato.
  • The goal is for one ball to catch the other.
  • Don’t be stuck with the ball that gets caught!

This game is a great way to open up a boardroom meeting where people are already sitting in a circle. Quickly energize the team with this game’s simple setup and rules.

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