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Icebreakers overview - choose a game

By Lyndsay Swinton

The 10 icebreakers listed below are described in details in these two articles:

The following table will give you a quick overview of the different icebreakers and help you choose the right one for your event.

You might also find helpful the article on how to choose the right meeting icebreaker. Enjoy!

 

Group Size

Icebreaker Purpose

Preparation

Materials

Time

From: Icebreaker games for small groups

1

Small

Fun

None

Post-it notes and pens

20 mins

2

Small

Introductions

None

None

30 mins

3

Small

Opening up

None

None

20 mins

4

Small

Energy Boost

None

None

10 mins

5

Small

Creativity

None

None

20 mins

From: Ice breaker games for large groups

6

Large

Fun

None

None

10 mins

7

Large

Introductions

None

Ball or small throwable item

15 mins

8

Large

Opening up

Secret facts - collect by RSVP to meeting invite

Blank secret fact sheets & answers

30 mins

9

Large

Energy Boost

None

None

10 mins

10

Large

Creativity

Gather materials

5 random items

15 mins

By Lyndsay Swinton
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