Brain teasers stretch the mind and sharpen your mental acuity and alertness by requiring participants to solve a perplexing riddle, puzzle or problem.
Often seemingly simple at first glance, upon closer inspection, brain teasers typically reveal a more complex or cryptic conundrum which requires lateral thinking, logic and reasoning to solve.
Participants are required to work as a team, thinking on their feet and using their creativity to see something the way it is, break it down and rework it to see it in a different way using a trial-and-error approach. Brain teasers can be suitable for both small and large groups, and can help to improve concentration and develop analytical and problem solving skills.
Some brain teasers will be more effective than others at building the capacity of a group to work more effectively as a team. The most effective team-building brain teasers include the following characteristics:
If you’re looking for some team-building brain teaser ideas you could use, below we’ve pulled together some of our favourite brain teaser activities from the Playmeo online activity database.
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