In this engaging activity, teams become board game designers tasked with the exciting challenge of conceiving, crafting, and promoting their very own playable board games. Teams will put their creative thinking to the test and foster effective communication and teamwork. After the games are built, teams will play each other’s creations and provide invaluable feedback, creating a dynamic environment of innovation and fun. Get ready to roll the dice and see who emerges as the ultimate board game master!
Who this program is right for:
- Teams that are (or need to be) creative.
- Teams that need to be more flexible and innovative.
Results / Skills / Analytics
Vision / Strategies / Concepts
Systems / Tools / Practice
Culture / Support / Discussions
Agenda & Activities
Warm-Ups (5 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff lead some fun warm-up activities that get the group moving and ready to fully participate.
Intro Team Challenge (10-20 minutes) This is a quick hands-on activity with the entire group to get the juices flowing, and get everyone focused on the big picture of developing the team.
The Teamwork Compass® (15-20 minutes) We lead a short interactive conversation about the key ingredients of teamwork and the individual strengths of each team member. We then use this metaphor throughout the program to help the team become familiar with this powerful tool, and create a culture of success.
Team-Up (2 minutes) If the group is not already split into teams, we conduct a fun, light-activity game to randomly sort participants into teams.
The Game (30-45 minutes) Teams are given instructions and materials for the activity. Each team will attempt to build their bridge on time and under budget, but they will also need to network with other teams to ensure that the client’s needs are met. During the activity, the Atlanta Challenge staff are available for questions, and will take plenty of pictures.
Finale (5-15 minutes) Each team’s bridge is tested based on the criteria given. It’s always a fun and high-energy moment when teams get caught up in the competition and cheer for their entries.
Team Review (5-10 minutes) The group shares their observations about how they performed in their work groups, and how the groups did, or did not, work together. We then talk about how to apply those lessons to specific situations faced on the job.
Wrap-up Activity (10-15 minutes) We end with a fun thought provoking activity and a team picture with the group posing with their various creations.