Count Off

A simple activity that can be used anywhere to trigger teamwork.

Materials

None

How to Play

  1. Count how many people are in your group (eg. 10 participants)
  2. Instruct the group to count off outloud to the number (10) without talking to each other – all other forms of communication are allowed
  3. A person cannot count numbers in sequence (eg. 1,2,3,4…) they must alternate
  4. Do not allow any group conversations to occur – start the game immediately (this stops them verbally working it out quickly)
  5. If two or more people say a number at the same time, the group must start again from 1
  6. Once they have solved the activity, time them to see how quickly they can complete the task

Variations

  • If the task is too easy, instruct players to shut their eyes so that visual communication is eliminated

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