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A Guide To Initiative Problems, Adventure Games & Trust Activities

The most popular adventure games & activities book on the planet, written by best-selling author & adventure programming guru Karl Rohnke.

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.


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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 in 2010 (200 pages.)

ISBN 978 0757 5653 28

Featured Activities

Texas Big Foot

Humorous low-key circle activity for large groups.

Phones & Faxes

Fun group initiative to explore the skill of multitasking.

Ally Oop

Simple, active & extremely fun group initiative.

Mrs O’Grady

Energetic & zany series of sequential stunts.


Extremely playful & energetic make-believe tag game.

  • Sam Sikes headshot for testimonial

    This 2nd edition is even better with proven activities, updated language, a historical perspective & useful resources.

    Sam Sikes, corporate trainer & author, USA

  • Laurie Frank headshot for testimonial

    Silver Bullets is the gold standard for activity-based adventure education. I continue to take it off the shelf on a weekly basis.

    Laurie Frank, educator & trainer, USA

  • Tom Leahy headshot for testimonial

    Silver Bullets 2 introduces the latest generation of facilitators to the roots & very soul of programmed adventure.

    Tom, adventure educator, USA

  • Mark Collard headshot for testimonial

    I love that Karl squeezed in a bunch of new activities so that I could update my seriously dog-eared original.

    Mark Collard, trainer & author, Australia

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