Top 5 Team Building Activities for Back to Live

Published on 20 Sep 2021 by Alex ten Klei

The future for meetings and events is looking a bit better now that the measures are slowly but surely offering room to get together again. The big question then is, what are you going to do now that we can meet live again? Maybe you've all met live again, or maybe you haven't seen some of your colleagues for a long time. In any case, it is a unique opportunity to organise an event that will be talked about for a long time to come. See it as the end of a difficult period and at the same time a new beginning where you set the tone for a joint future together.

We would like to share 5 activities that are perfect for your first face-to-face meeting. These are not about competing against each other, but above all about achieving a common goal. A goal in which all participants experience what it is like to have a clear goal and to work on it together.

Beat the Box

Each team has a large silver chest on the table and in a mysterious video message the first hints to open the chest are given. As soon as this succeeds, the game only starts because there are 4 smaller suitcases in it, all of which are also closed with padlocks. Several puzzles and riddles follow to open the suitcases. Halfway through, a special shift in the game puts everyone on edge. More about Beat the Box

The Big Picture

Together with a graphic designer, we create a work of art that is completely based on the vision, mission, core values and/or products of your organisation. Each team then makes 2 paintings on the day itself. This is only possible by working closely with the other teams. In the end we will reviel the final painting. We put all the paintings in one large frame, the unveiling of this special work of art follows. Only then will everyone see their contribution to the Big Picture. The artwork can then be exhibited in your offices for years to come and is a lasting reminder of what you stand for as an organisation. Read more about The Big Picture

The Infinite Loop

Your mission is to solve a number of riddles in the Virtual World in order to free a young man from his prison. The game is about cooperation between the virtual and the real world. Which team works the best together in this 'empathy engine'? Read more about The Infinite Loop

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction is the only program where we don't know in advance what the outcome will be. The process is clear, but all teams decide together what they are going to build. Each team designs, builds and tests a number of simple machines that then all have to be linked together. Each team coordinates the input and output with the other teams to create at one large chain reaction.

Bridging the Divide

Each team makes part of a bridge that later all together form one gigantic structure. Each team will operate both as a supplier and customer to the other teams. During this activity, you will work with hard deadlines, and you will be challenged to overcome communication barriers. Each team has its own assignment that fits into a larger whole. You work together to build the end result, the grand final bridge, as precisely as possible according to the specifications. Read more about Bridging the Divide


Would you like to know more about one of these games, or would you like to discuss how you can go back to live together with your colleagues? Contact us. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Alex ten Klei

Chief Play Officer

Developing skills and mindsets with gamification and team building solutions.

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