12 Corporate Team Building Games for Small Groups

12 Corporate Team Building Games for Small Groups

Are you in search of the perfect team building games for your small group of employees? If you’re dealing with a small team of employees, it is quite difficult to find the appropriate team building games. Don’t worry. We have created a list of 12 Corporate Team Building Games for Small Groups.

Corporate Team Building Games for Small Groups

#1. The Great Egg Drop

The goal of this game is to build a structure that protects the eggs while dropping from a certain height.

Time Required: 30 minutes – 1 hour

How to Play?

  • Instruct each group to find several materials to build a structure.
  • Give some time for each team, say 15-20 minutes to plan their strategy and build the structure by putting the egg inside.
  • Once this is done, tell them to drop the structure from at least 10 feet height.
  • Check how many teams have survived their eggs successfully? If there is more than one team, then the team that utilized fewer materials for building structure is declared the winner.

#2. React and Act

The goal of this game is to role-play a particular scenario through animated expressions and guess it correctly.

Time Required: 15-30 minutes

How to Play?

  • Request each participant to role-play a particular scenario. This can be anything like winning the lottery, winning an examination, proposing someone etc.
  • The rest of the team mates should guess the scenario.

#3. Scavenger Hunt

The goal of Scavenger Hunt is to find a list of hidden items within a certain time limit.

Time Required: 20-30 minutes

How to Play?

  • Give each team a list of items to find and a certain time limit.
  • Now, each team should try to find all the items in the list within the time limit.
  • The first team who completes this win.

For scavenger hunt ideas, read this article: Top 10 Team Building Scavenger Hunt Ideas in 2017.

#4. Two Truths and a Lie

The goal of this game is to identify the lie out of a few statements.

Time Required: 15-20 minutes

How to Play?

  • Instruct each person to write two truths and a lie about him in a piece of paper.
  • Tell them not to reveal the lie to anyone.
  • Then, the rest of the members should try to identify the lie by asking different questions.

#5. Story Starters

The goal of this game is to create a story step-by-step.

Time Required: 5 minutes

How to Play?

  • Get some small pieces of papers and write the opening lines for stories. For example, once upon a time, when I was a child, etc.
  • Ask a member from each team to pick one piece of paper and continue the sentence.
  • Once he says one sentence, the next team member can tell another sentence. Then, move on to the next member.
  • This process repeats until the story is completed.

#6. Coin Logo

The goal of coin logo is to create a logo using coins and explain its meaning.

Time Required: 5-10 minutes

How to Play?

  • Request each team to place their coins (from pocket and wallet) on the table.
  • If a team doesn’t have enough coins, they can borrow from others.
  • Give some time for each team to create a team logo using their coins.
  • Once this is done, ask each team to discuss about their logo such as its meaning, reason for creating it etc.

#7. Tug of War

The goal of this game is to pull off the rope and make the other team cross the line.

Time Required: 5 minutes

How to Play?

  • Divide the participants into two equal teams.
  • Get a large rope and draw a straight line on the ground.
  • Ask each team to stay on different sides of the line by holding the rope.
  • The team that successfully makes the opponent cross the line wins the game.

#8. Life Highlights

The goal of this game is to think about the important life moments and discuss about the best one.

Time Required: 15-30 minutes

How to Play?

  • Instruct the participants to close their eyes for one minute and think about the best moments in their life.
  • Once they done, ask them which moment they want to relive if they only have 30 seconds left in their life and the reason for it.

#9. Mine Field

The goal of this game is to walk through a mine field being blindfolded.

Time Required: 15 – 45 minutes

How to Play?

  • Set up the “minefield” by scattering several soft objects (like empty plastic bottles, cones, foam balls, large paper cups, etc.) on the floor.
  • Divide the participants into different pairs.
  • Get a blindfold person from each pair, and he is not allowed to see or talk.
  • The other one is a sighted person who is able to see and talk, but not allowed to enter the mine field or touch his blindfold partner.
  • Now, the blindfold person should walk through the mine field (without touching the objects) by listening to the verbal instructions of his partner.
  • Once he reaches the other side, switch roles and repeat the activity.

#10. All Aboard

The goal of this game is make everyone stay within a ship until its size is completely reduced.

Time Required: 15 minutes

How to Play?

  • Divide the participants into small groups.
  • Get some tarpaulins or blankets and set them on the floor, which will be considered a ship.
  • Ask each team to stay within their ship.
  • This activity continues by reducing the size of the ship and every member should try to stay within their ship.

#11. Tag Team Game

The goal of this game is to create a “virtual team mate” by combining all the qualities and strengths of team members.

Time Required: 20-30 minutes

How to Play?

  • Divide the participants into small teams with 4-6 members each.
  • Ask everyone to write down their qualities as well as strengths in a piece of paper.
  • Then, they should share it with their team mates.
  • Instruct each team to create a “virtual team mate” by combining all those qualities and strengths.
  • Now, each team should write a profile/story about their “virtual team mate”.
  • Finally, each team should share this profile/story with other teams so that everyone will understand their own strengths and weaknesses.

#12. The Paper Tower

The goal of this game is to build the tallest free-standing structure with the help of paper.

Time Required: 5 minutes

How to Play?

  • Divide the participants into small teams.
  • Give a large sheet of paper to each team.
  • Instruct each team to build the tallest free-standing structure by using the paper.
  • Set a time limit for this activity and once completed, review each structure.

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