Quick and Easy Team Building Idea #41

Here's another quick and easy team building exercise to start off your next project meeting. Depending on the size of your team, it should only take 10 to 20 minutes and is a great "getting-to-know-you" exercise, whether you have a brand new team, or one that has worked together for years.

It's called "Two Truths & a Lie." Here's how it works:

  1. Pass out one index card to each team member.
  2. Next have them write down two (2) true statements. These should be truth's that aren't obvious, i.e. I have 4 brothers and 2 sisters, I was my high school football team captain, I speak 3 languages, etc. Have them mark the true statements with a capital "T."
  3. Next have them write down one (1) lie.
  4. They should not let anyone else see their cards.
  5. This should take about 5 minutes.
  6. Next go around the room and have everyone read out loud their 3 statements one by one. These can be read in any order.
  7. Once the reader has read all three statements, have everyone else vote which statement is a lie.
  8. The reader should then show their card to the group. Everyone who correctly identifies their teammate's lie scores a point.
  9. The team member with the most points at the end is the winner.

The fun thing about this team building exercise is that it gets harder the more times you play it as team members learn more and more about each other.

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