Chapter 10

Ice Breaker Games for Large Groups

Check out our handy guide to the 10 best ice breaker games for large groups. These ideas work with groups of anywhere from 10 to 100+ people.

1. Scavenger hunt

If you’re able to set aside at least a few hours for employee orientation, then it’s highly recommended that you try out this fun icebreaker.

Scavenger hunts are a great and engaging way to introduce new staff into the workplace and get a feel for their new job. Not only does it encourage collaboration and interaction, it’s also an activity that all personality types can enjoy. You can spice things up further by adding a small incentive for the winning team like an Amazon gift card for example.

Depending on how many people you have, you can break everyone into small groups of four or five and give them a short list of things to find within the office. This can include everything from finding objects around the office to answering a series of questions about the brand’s culture and history.

To achieve even better results, it’s best to get a few of the senior team or members of different departments involved as well. This way the new hires can immediately start working together with coworkers that they would not have normally interacted with.

2. 10 things in common

While it’s easy to forget, it’s important to bear in mind that we have more things in common with each other than we do things that differentiate us. The goal of this icebreaker is to remind us of exactly that and to help employees feel more connected with their colleagues.

To play, all you need to do is break everyone up into small groups and ask them to find 10 things that they all have in common that have absolutely nothing to do with work. This helps people learn more about each other’s interests and to connect with each other on a more personal level.

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We hope you've liked our list of the best ice breaker activities for large groups.

Try these out and let me know how you go.

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