Tuesday’s Taste of the Corporate Playbook: Relay Lock Race

Relay Lock Race

Outdoor Cooperative Game

Length of Activity: 5 minutes

Required materials: None

How to Play:

  • In pairs, stand back-to-back and interlock both arms.
  • Without letting go, both people must make their way to the designated marker and back as fast as possible.
  • To turn into a team relay race, once the first pair gets back to the line, the next pair on the team must go in the same manner.

Trust your partner to master the sideways walk in this cooperative game. This is great for an office break while also strengthening teamwork and trust.

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Tuesday’s Taste of the Corporate Playbook: Three-legged Race

Three-legged Race

Outdoor Cooperative Game

Length of Activity: 5 minutes

Required materials: String/tape/other binding material

How to Play:

  • Pair up and tie your adjacent legs together with string, tape, or any sufficient material laying around the office.
  • Hobble to a designated marker and back as fast as possible.
  • To turn into a team relay race, once the first pair gets back to the line, the next pair on the team must go in the same manner.

Being attached by the leg is sure to establish a stronger bond with your partner in this game. Cooperate and coordinate your movements for the best results. Who knew walking could be this difficult!

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Tuesday’s Taste of the Corporate Playbook: Bookworm

Bookworm

Outdoor Cooperative Game

Length of Activity: 5 minutes

Required materials: 1 Book/notepad for each team

How to Play:

  • Form teams and line up with a designated marker across the field.
  • One at a time, race to a marker and back while balancing a book on your heads (without using hands to touch the book).
  • Whenever the book falls, you must freeze and place the book back on your head before continuing.
  • The first team with all its members back in line wins.

See who has the best balance in the office with this fun relay race. This game puts more emphasis on balance than speed, so choose your teams wisley! This cooperative game perfect for a fun and easy office break.

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Tuesday’s Taste of the Corporate Playbook: Shoeless Joe Jackson

Shoeless Joe Jackson

Outdoor Cooperative Game

Length of Activity: 5 minutes

Required materials: none

How to Play:

  • Form even teams and place a cone/marker on the other end of a field.
  • The first time, speed walk to the far marker and remove one shoe, then speed walk back and go to the end of the line.
  • On the team’s second time, remove the other shoe at the marker, speed walk back and go to the end of the line.
  • The third time through, find your shoes in the shoe pile, put them both on, and speed walk back to the end of the line.
  • The first team for everyone to have their shoes back on and in line wins.

Hobble your way to victory with this fun relay race. If the office is looking for an excuse to get some fresh air this simple game is a great way to relieve some stress.

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Tuesday’s Taste of the Corporate Playbook: Over/Under

Over/Under

Outdoor Cooperative Game

Length of Activity: 5 minutes

Required materials: 1 ball for each team

How to Play:

  • Have teams line up behind each other, spreading out one arm’s length distance apart.
  • Starting at the front of the line, teams must pass back the ball either over their head or under their legs, alternating methods with each person.
  • When the last person in line gets the ball, he or she runs to the front of the line and starts passing the ball back again.
  • The team is finished when the first person is back at the front of the line.

This game requires a lot of focus and is a great way to energize the office. Take a break from your work and try out these unorthodox movements for a fun competition with your coworkers.

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