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4 Fun and Different Team Building Games for 2017

Say it with us: No more boring team building games this year.

2017 is going to be fun, fun, fun. We know it. We claim it.

You should claim it, too.

After all, aren’t you tired of trust falls and other cringe-worthy team building activities? Don’t you want a different team building experience – one that doesn’t make you feel all ragey whenever you think about it?

We hear you.

That’s why we’ve compiled a quick list of fun and different team building games that are really the farthest thing from lame.

Humans vs. Zombies

It’s a game of tag but with zombies.

At the start, one player is randomly chosen to be the “Original Zombie” (OZ) while the rest all play as humans.

Once the OZ tags another player, he or she turns into a zombie. Zombies must tag a human every 48 hours or they’re out of the game.

Humans, on the other hand, can defend themselves with socks and dart blasters. The game ends when all humans have been tagged and turned into zombies or when the humans survive long enough for all the zombies to starve.

You can use the official Goucher-Style rules or modify them to fit your game. Since 2005, Human vs. Zombies has been played at schools, camps, neighborhoods, libraries, and conventions around the world.

Sumo Wrestling

We know. Charlie’s Angels was a long time ago. 2000 to be exact.

But if you ask us about our favorite bit in that movie, it’s not where Drew, Cameron, and Lucy are kicking everyone’s butts. Yes, they’re quite lovely while doing that and all but our absolute favorite part is where Tim Curry and Billy Murray are squaring off in a sumo fat suit.

As team building games go, this one’s quite easy. You just need a couple of inflatable sumo fat suits and a makeshift dohyo (sumo ring).

Now, the objective is to grapple with your opponent and force him or her out of the ring. Friendly smack talk optional.

There are two teams. A member of each team dukes it out in a Sumo match. One bout equals three games and each game winner receives a point.

The team with the highest score at the end is declared the winner.

Blind Wine/Food Tasting

This one takes a bit of preparation but the end results are worth it.

You’ll need a wide variety of beverages and foods and blindfolds. Tip: Consider food allergies when choosing foods/beverages for this game.

The team who can guess the most items win. You can also up the level of difficulty for this game by having the teams answer trivia questions before they can move on to the next table or item.

The Challenge

This is a Jeopardy-style game where three contestants battle it out for a chance to win some cold, hard cash.

And nope, you don’t have to dust off your encyclopedia for this. Remember, boring’s not allowed here so you can take it easy and just have some fun.

Like Jeopardy, there’s a board with several categories. Each category has a different point value. One contestant will choose a category but anyone can hit the buzzer to answer.

Of course, having fast hands is an advantage but only if you can answer the questions correctly. The game goes to the individual with the highest score.

How about you? What’s the most fun you’ve had in a team building activity? Let us know in the comments.

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