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A Guide To Initiative Problems, Adventure Games & Trust Activities

The most popular adventure games and activities book on the planet. Filled with tons of playful, interactive and 100% fun group activities that are designed to promote teamwork, establish trust and increase communication, cooperation and self-awareness.



SKU: 978 0757 565 328 Category: Tags: , ,


The original Silver Bullets has been a classic in the adventure education field since it was first released in 1984. Written by the adventure programming guru Karl Rohnke, more than 250,000 copies have been sold worldwide and is considered by many to be THE defining text for the adventure education field.

This 25th Anniversary edition has been completely re-written and features a bunch of new activities and revised classics. Altogether, a fantastic collection of zany, fun and interactive ice-breaker, getting-to-know-you games, trust exercises and group problem-solving activities.

In addition to more than 160 activities, Karl also offers his expert advice to help novice and experienced practitioners squeeze more value from their programs than just a fun time.

For those looking for the original writing of some of the true classic activities in our field, or are looking for a new activity to refresh your curriculum, or those who simply want to enjoy Karl’s fun and engaging writing style, this book will be a valuable addition to your library of resources.

Written by Karl Rohnke, 2010 (200 pages)

ISBN 978 0757 5653 28



“The original Silver Bullets is the gold standard for activity-based adventure education.  I cut my facilitation teeth on that book and after 25 years continue to take it off the shelf on a weekly basis.”
   Laurie Frank, educator & trainer

“Karl’s new upgrade has taken this popular book from the past and made it better with proven activities, updated language, a historical perspective & useful resources.”
   Sam Sikes, corporate trainer & author

“Silver Bullets 2 is the Rosetta Stone to introduce the latest generation of facilitators to the roots and very soul of programmed adventure.”
   Tom Leahy, adventure educator

“Karl has been my adventure programming mentor for more than 30 years. I love that he managed to squeeze in a bunch of new activities so that I can update my seriously dog-eared original.”
   Mark Collard, author & founder of playmeo


Featured Activities

PDQ Test

Fun whole-group exercise involving quirky movements.

Everybody Is It

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

Squat Thrust

Hilarious yet difficult balancing energiser for partners.

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