Edinburgh Training Centre - Test delegates knowledge with a fun game.

Just a Minute

This 20-minute training game will help consolidate key learning points in a fast-paced, yet fun way. It works a bit like the radio game and has the added advantage of requiring little by way of preparation or resources.



20-minute training game.

  1. 1. Arrange participants into two teams (ideally with 4 to 6 players per team).
  2. 2. Write key learning points on separate small scraps of paper, using less than 8 words for each point. You can prepare these in advance, or wait until key points emerge during the training itself. Fold the papers so the writing can’t be seen and put them into a box.
  3. 3. Choose a player from each team to come to the front of the room. Ask one of them to take a piece of paper from the box. Show both players the information on the paper.
  4. 4. Ask the player from team A to describe the learning points on the paper to his team, with a strict time limit of 60 seconds. Make it clear they are banned from using any of the words written on the paper. Award two points if the team guesses the answer correctly within the time limit.
  5. The player from team B closely observes the activity and can challenge the use of any banned words used by the team A player. If you agree with this challenge, then 1 point is awarded to team B.
  6. 5. Roles are now reversed and a fresh piece of paper is drawn and the player from team B now describes its contents to his team.
  7. 6. Next choose a different player from each team and continue with this process until all the paper scraps have been drawn.
  8. 7. The team scoring the highest points by the end of the game is the winner.
  9. The game probably works best if you have a minimum of six rounds per team up to a maximum of ten rounds. And finally you may want to consider giving a small prize to the winning team.

Thanks go to http://www.trainerbubble.com/ for this training game.

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