Pass the Stone
ObjectivesCommunication | Collaboration | Team Strategy
one small stone, marble or coin for each group
Have the participants sit in two parallel lines facing each other about two feet apart.
This game requires concentration, communication, strategy and powers of observation.
Make sure both lines have the same number of people. Each line receives a small stone which is passed (or appears to be passed) down the line. Each person can pass the stone or just appear to pass it on. Hands must be kept in front of the body. Both lines "pass" at the same time.
The participants should be watching the other team, not their own, to see if they can figure out where the stone stops.
When the "passing" reaches the ends of the lines, each group huddles to choose who on the other team has the pebble. The first person in each line presents the team's choice and if they guess right, they get a point. If you want to emphasize team strategy more, you can ask them to briefly discuss their team strategy for the next round in their huddles.
Then they come back and sit in their original lines. The head of the line gets up and goes to the end of the line and this repeats until everyone has a chance to lead the line.
If you have a large group, then make more lines and rotate after each round... but for the sake of this explanation, let's use two lines.
How did your team determine the choice for who had the stone?
What could your team have done better to figure out who had the stone on the other team?