Short Team Building Activities
Human Bingo


title Title & Description

Short Team Building Activities: People Bingo is a game that can fosters communication and great for getting a group of new friends to know each other deeper after going through the game.


purpose Purpose

For icebreaking purposes


team size Team Size

More than 15 people


team size Materials Required

• Paper with 5x5 panels filled with descriptions (will explain below). You are required to do some homework preparing these pieces of paper.
• Pens enough for all the participants


time required Time Required

About 10 minutes


instructions Instructions

1. Everyone will receive a paper with the boxes of descriptions. The descriptions will include certain general characteristics of a person. They could be like:

a. Is the only child
b. Ate Macdonald’s at least twice this week
c. Drives a car
d. Has moved house at least four times in his/her life
e. Practices martial arts

2. There, I’ve given you some suggestions. My recommendation is that you tune these descriptions according to your participants.

For example, if you are playing with a group of youth, there’s no point writing a description like ‘has three kids’ because obviously no one will have them.

Now go and create your own customized 5x5 panel for your participants.

3. When the game starts, participants should mingle to find someone else who might fit one of the descriptions.

4. When they meet, they are supposed to introduce one another and then sign on the box with a description that fits them.

5. Each person they meet can only sign on one box (or two boxes, depending on the number of participants).

6. The winner will be the one who completes one (or two) straight lines and then he/she has to shout “Bingo!” and bring his 5x5 sheet to the facilitator to verify.

7. The game ends when three winners are announced.


debriefing Debriefing Notes

1. What was one surprising thing you found out about another participant?

2. What has this short exercise taught you about how much you know another person?

You can use this short team building activity to talk about not pre-judging people.

While we often have a certain first impression of people, we must not jump to conclusions because as we know more about the person, we might find that everything that we thought about another person was untrue.

The better way is always to adopt a non-judgmental approach when you meet new people. You just might be delightfully surprised.


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