Problem solving games and activities are an excellent way to break the ice and install a fun element into your presentation and provide a great method to observe peoples performance when it comes to quick thinking, passage of information and team work.
You can use the following 3 fun problem solving games in any situation and make them last for a duration of your choice, all you require are a few items from around the office or home.
Blind Retriever In this fun and challenging blindfold activity, the group is split into smaller sub-teams and must compete against each other to try and retrieve an object.
One person is blindfolded in each team and directed by their team-mates using simple commands to try and find the object before the other team.
This is a guessing game that focuses on listening skills and strategy.
Blindfold Challenges Here are a selection of quick and easy to deliver blindfold team building challenges.
Blindfolded Egg Carry In this activity, pairs of participants will work together to transport a raw egg on a spoon.
Blindfold Maze Blindfolded participants are given a route by their partners, and then tasked with retracing their steps without any instruction to try and end up as close to the start point as possible.
This exercise as with most requires little equipment however does require a bit of planning prior to your session to ensure the activity is well structured and goes to plan!
Mind block is a problem solving game that requires a good memory and the powers of observation in order to succeed.