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Block-Up – Free Team Building Game

Duration: 30 minutes

Intended for:

This free team building game works best with 6 or more participants.

Training course contents:

A two page instruction sheet for a fun yet challenging team building game that includes everyone can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, you can follow the instructions below.

The team building game really gets the team thinking about how sometimes communication is all that is needed to improve work morale and help bridge differences.

Participants – 6 or more (if over six then more teams are required or some participants act as observers)

Purpose – great communication activity that proves that sometimes everyone is right!

Props – building bricks (Lego or similar) with 3 different colours at least. Instructions for each of the participants (download these as a Word document from the link at the bottom of this page).

Process – participants must build a shared tower using the building blocks provided. Each member of the team is working from their own instructions that the others are not aware of. They cannot talk throughout the activity.

The instructions should be placed on a separate piece of paper for each participant and should either be from the list below or variations on the same theme.

Person 1: Your tower must be fourteen storeys high

Person 2: Your tower must be built with blue and white blocks

Person 3: Your tower must be built with blue, white and red blocks

Person 4: Your tower must contain at least 20 blocks

Person 5: Only you may build the tower

Person 6: The third row of your tower must be blue

The Rules – participants must not share their instructions with each other at any point. Participants must not talk throughout the activity.

Review – have the team rate their effectiveness on a 1-10 scale (1 meaning you didn’t work well together, 10 meaning you were extraordinary).

They should then comment on their ratings.

How did they communicate?

Were there any leaders throughout the activity?

What difficulties did they face?

What frustrations, if any, were there?

How did they feel throughout the activity?

What worked?

What didn’t work?

What would they do differently next time?


Great communication team building activity that proves that sometimes everyone is right!

This Team Building Game works well with our Team Building Training Materials.

Block-Up – Free Team Building Game


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