A fun training game that demonstrates that open communication, effective listening skills, planning and trust are the key to teams working well with one other.
Teams have limited time to plan and construct a Roller Coaster which will allow a Ping-Pong ball to be dropped in at one end and travel to the other end by gravity alone!
HOW IT WORKS
This game can be run many different ways. Here are some examples:
30-Minute Team Challenge
One or more teams compete against the clock (and/or one another) to construct and test the Roller Coaster in 30 minutes.
This may sound easy, but the instructions require teams to construct the roller coaster complying with specifications that need creativity and planning. The time limit also adds pressure more tension!
There is also the option of requiring teams to 'hire' the material to complete the task. Can they achieve it by spending less than other teams?
30-Minute Time Trial
Two or more teams each build a Roller Coaster, but they need careful planning and cooperation because each construction is timed to meet a tight schedule. All will be revealed in the Trainer's Notes and Team Sheets.