Group Game – Colored Corners

Enough Stickers?
Image by Neil Crosby via Flickr

Overview:

Participants are given a sticker (which they cannot see), it is placed on their foreheads.  The stickers that work best would be colored dots (4 colors works best). The participants must group themselves into like colored groups.

Materials:

4 colors or types of stickers

Number of players:

8 – 24 or more

Game Instructions:

The facilitator places a sticker on each participant’s forehead. Keep in mind that the stickers do not need to be evenly distributed.

The participants can never see what sticker they have

The participants can never ask what color or type of sticker they have

The goal is to group up into the like or sticker type (or color) to do so the participants can talk, point, gesture or communicate in any way to find out where they should go.  The participants cannot ask what they have on their head nor told directly by stating what they have.

When everyone is in a single group of their kinds (and only their kind) the game in over  (All four groups must be made).

Competitive Variation:

Same set-up as before

The goal is the same but it is now a race between the 2 colors, or the 4 suits (depends on how many groups you want). So the first group that has all of their like members in it wins.

As before the participants can talk, point, gesture, or communicate in any way to find out where they should go. The participants cannot ask what they have on their head nor told directly by stating what they have. (The participants have 3 options: to tell the truth by showing the correct way, to lie by showing the wrong way, or by ignoring.)

Game play variations:

–          Try with only non-verbal communication

–          Reverse the concept: Have poker chips in pockets– each person knows what they have but not what others have.  Same rules apply until the reveal at the end; then group with most in common wins

Debriefing Topics

–          How did you feel when someone would not talk to you? (Importance of communication)

–          How did you feel when someone purposely misled you? (Honesty)

–          How did you figure out what color you were? (Introspection through communication – can talk about Johari window too)

–          How did you help other who had your same color and those who did not? (perceived goals vs helping others)

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