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Large Group Games That Work

A collection of the most successful ice-breakers, energisers, interactive games and team events for large groups. Most activities require few if any props and are guaranteed to keep 30, 50 or 100s of people active and having fun at the same time.



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Count Me In features hundreds of sure-fire, high-energy, interactive, leave-them-wanting-for-more activities for BIG (and small) groups.

If you regularly work with numbers in excess of 30 people – indeed, up to several hundred people – you will learn a ton of brilliant activity ideas that will keep them – ALL of them – occupied and interacting at the same time, and coming back for more.

You’ll also learn some of the most useful and practical leadership tips that will squeeze more than just fun out of your programs and make you look like an expert.

Count Me In features

  • 140+ of the most contagious ice-breakers, energisers, interactive games and team events – each accompanied with at least one variation – that are designed specifically to work with large groups of people (indeed, 80% work with small groups too);
  • More than half of the activities require no equipment whatsoever, and appeal to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities;
  • Illustrations which capture the essence of every activity which will help you easily ‘see’ it and recreate its magic;
  • Dozens of fun, innovative ways to split your large group into smaller groups; and
  • The most useful, practical leadership tips for working effectively with large groups that will help you create a fun learning environment and foster surprising levels of participation.

If you enjoy the energy and sheer craziness that only a large group of people can give, this book is for you. The activities work because people love ’em – all over the world. I guarantee that you and your group will love them too.

To make it easy for you, more than half of the activities contained in Count Me In can be played right now – because they require no equipment whatsoever. It’s the perfect companion to No Props No Problem.

Written by Mark Collard, 2008 (260 pages)

ISBN 978 0934 3870 57



“Incorporating Mark’s activities into the beginning of my classes has been fun, and developed strong bonds and deep respect for our differences in the classroom.”
   Rebecca, teacher

“Thank you for writing a book that has been an inspiration to me trying to engage some very negative and entrenched behaviours.”
   Peter, corporate trainer

“The activities invite everybody to participate at their own level, without feeling foolish, even if you do something wrong.”
   Paul Baker, camp leader

“Tons of brilliant activities. Another great tool to have in my kit-bag. Couldn’t be happier.”
   Brad, corporate trainer

“Count Me In is a MUST have book for anyone wanting to create a positive atmosphere in the classroom.”
   Heath, teacher


Featured Activities

Name-Tag Mania

A creative, interactive use for name-tags.

Knee Tag

Fun, high-energy tag game for pairs & large groups.

PDQ Test

Fun whole-group exercise involving quirky movements.

Everybody Is It

All-time classic, large group tag game, with twists.

Toe Tag

Hilarious, high-energy tag game for two people.

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