Pulling Numbers

The pairs are put together by pulling numbers.

Number of People: anything more than 10

Time: 0,1 hrs

Place/Space: any, 2 m² per person

Equipment:

  • cards or pieces of paper with numbers, something to pull them out of

Puzzle

A picture is cut into 2 (or several) pieces. The matching pieces form pairs (or a group).

Number of People: anything more than 10

Time: 0,2 hrs

Place/Space: any, 2 m² per person

Equipment:

  • pictures cut into two or more pieces (as many pieces as the desired group size)

In Order

The group orders themselves according to size, age or initials in alphabetical order. Every second person is chosen for the first group.

Number of People: anything more than 10

Time: 0,1 hrs

Place/Space: any, 2 m² per person

Equipment:

  • none

Similarities

The group should split into pairs with something in common. For example: Boy-boy, blond hair, same initial, same size or the same length hair.

Number of People: anything more than 10

Time: 0,2 hrs

Place/Space: any, 2 m² per person

Equipment:

  • none

Opposites

The group should split into pairs of opposites. For example: boy-girl, blond hair-dark hair or little-large.

Number of People: anything more than 10

Time: 0,2 hrs

Place/Space: any, 2 m² per person

Equipment:

  • none

Grapevine

Grapevine is an ice breaker game. People are introduced to each other in a creative way and get a chance to learn a few names.

Number of People: 10–20

Time: 0.5 hrs

Place/space: Indoor, ~2 m² per person

Equipment:

  • pen and paper

Link to desription (doc): Grapevine

Photocredit: public domain

Gordian Knot

The Gordian knot is a coordination/group dynamics game for established groups of about 6 to 20 people, used to work in “close proximity”.

Number of People: 6–20

Time: 0,1–0,25 hrs

Place/space: Indoor, outdoor, 5–15 m² depending on group size

Equipment:

  • none

Link to desription (doc): Gordian Knot

Dragon’s Tail Dodgeball

Dragon’s tail dodgeball is a dodgeball game for groups of at least 12 people. Several groups compete each other.

Number of People: 12 or (many) more

Time: arbitrary, short

Place/space: Indoor, outdoor, lots of space (at least 60 m²)

Equipment:

  • You need at least one (soft) ball. In larger groups, several balls can be used as well.

Link to desription (doc): Dragon’s Tail Dodgeball

Don’t Stop the Ball

Multiple balls are kicked in a circle.

Number of People: 5–15

Time: 0,25 hrs

Place/space: Indoor/outdoor, flat surface of 20 to 40 m²

Equipment:

  • You need several smaller balls (best suited are tennis balls or alike). Prepare as many balls as there are players.

Link to desription (doc): Don’t Stop the Ball