This 15-20 minute ice-breaker is great fun and will get your delegates engaged in no time. It will work best with numbers of eight to twelve though could easily be adjusted if your numbers are larger or smaller.
1. Divide your group into two teams, A & B, and give every person a blank piece of card.
2. Ask everyone, including yourself, to write five little known facts about themselves on their card, for example, I have a pet iguana, I was born in Iceland, my favourite food is spinach, my grandmother is called Doris and my favourite colour is vermillion.
3. Collect the cards into two team piles and then draw one card from Team A’s pile.
4. Read out the clues one by one, giving Team B the opportunity to guess whose card you’re reading out. Of course if you select the most obscure facts first, it will increase the level of competition and general head scratching!
Team B has to name the person in as few clues as possible and points are awarded as follows: Five points if they get it on the first clue, then 4, 3, 2, 1, 0.
5. Draw a card from Team B’s pile and repeat the process.
6. When all the cards from both teams have been exhausted, the team with the most points wins. If the points are level, use your own card as the tie breaker.
You may want to have a prize for the winning team.
Have fun and let us know how you get on with this one.
Thanks to Grahame Knox at insight.typepad.co.uk for this ice-breaker.