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Value Based Team Building Games

Jonginenge provides a service which fosters positive working relationships through carefully planned group challenges requiring team work, problem solving and communication. We facilitate activities which teach your staff to become more efficient, effective and achieve results while unwinding and having fun. Beach based team building at its best.

These activities are suitable for people of all ages and abilities, as well as large groups.

What are the benefits?

  • Relationships are formed as team members are required to co-operate in order to achieve success.
  • Barriers are overcome as colleagues interact within a relaxed atmosphere and get to appreciate each others hidden talents.
  • Team members analyse reasons for success and failure, and therefore develop positive group dynamics and an understanding of the requirements of effective team work.
  • Individuals are challenged to step out of their comfort zone and discover what they are capable of.
  • Collective problem solving develops communication skills and creativity.
  • A shared positive experience is enjoyed by all.


  • Participants work in small groups in order to complete a series of initiative challenges.
  • Our facilitators facilitate planning and reflection on each challenge, as well as timing each activity.
  • Teams also compete against one another, adding an element of competition.
  • At the end we will announce the winners of each challenge and the overall winners.



Please find below a complete list of our:

  • Outdoor Value Based Team Building Games
  • Indoor Value based Team Building Games
Leaking Drain Pipe
Each team must fill 2 drain pipes with water, using buckets, in order to retrieve the tennis balls inside. Each drain pipe has holes drilled in the sides. This activity simulates real life, where we often have more than 1 problem to solve at any time. The dilemma is to consider whether you have enough resources to solve both problems at the same time, or whether to pool your resources and solve one at a time.
Team mates must form pairs to collect different colour balls. The person collecting the balls is blind folded. Their partner gives them directions, but stands outside of the arena. Time stops when a team has all its balls back in the box.
Team members must stand one behind another astride two planks with ropes connected. They must work as a team to race across a set distance. Team members’ feet or hands may not touch the ground.
Teams must have a relay race to get all of their pairs around a set course as quickly as possible. Only 2 people from each team paddle at a time and must be wearing life jackets. Time stops when whole team has paddled and is back in the square.
There are 5 numbered tubes arranged largest to smallest on a pole. Teams must move the tubes (one at a time) to one of 2 other poles, eventually moving all of the tubes to a new location, stacked largest to smallest. No bigger tube may be placed on top of a smaller one. Only 1 tube may be moved at a time.
Each team must use only 2 pieces of rope to lift & remove a basin of water from a circle without spilling water, entering the circle or dragging the container.
Team members must pass through a number of holes in a rope frame without touching (baggy clothes can touch). Each hole may only be used once. Holes vary in size and height above ground. Place a peg above each hole after it has been used.
Teams must use two planks to cross a demarcated area. Hoola-hoops represent safe areas (islands). No team member’s feet may touch the ground.
Each team receives limited materials and are required to plan and then implement a design that will be stable and strong as possible. Rafts are then assessed as team members try to stay afloat while paddling around a set course under lifeguard supervision.

Our indoor team building activities are extremely sensory with participants actively engaged and equipment and activities designed to be more meaningful through stimulus of the 5 senses. We also cover emotional intelligence as part of our programme, which is linked to the 6th sense, namely intuition. The introduction and facilitation of the team building session can also include an audio visual presentation by the main facilitator.


NAIL GAME (great activity to start with)
Demonstration of the value of team work
Each team is given a block of wood with a 6 inch nail standing in the centre. They are also given ten 4 inch nails. The objective is for the team to balance as many of the 4 inch nails on the single 6 inch nail as possible. After 5 min our facilitators will demonstrate how it is possible to balance all 10 nails, if they all interlock and “work together”.
Areas of responsibility/Team work/Collective memory
2 of each of a number of items found in the ocean are hidden beneath cups. Team members take turns to check two cups to find matching pairs.  If they are successful, someone else from their team gets another turn. If unsuccessful it the turn of someone from the opposing team. Count number of correct pairs collected by each team.
Collective problem solving/Communication
Each team is given 7 simple shapes. These are called Tangram puzzle pieces. When put together in the correct way, they can make different shapes. Each team will be required to place the pieces in such a way that they make a perfect square. Teams could also be asked to build other shapes
HELIUM STICK Synergy/communication/Team work
Each group member must keep their index fingers in contact with the underside of the helium stick while attempting to lower it to the ground. This game has hilarious consequences, as the name suggests, because the combined pressure under the stick causes it to rise instead of descending.  With good communication and synergy, teams quickly get the hang of it.
Intrinsic motivation/goals/personal development
Each table is given different spices to stimulate the senses and evoke emotions or nostalgia. Visualisation and pertinent questions then lead participants to reflect on their own life and help them to pursue their own personal potential. Extremely powerful exercise, which is not scored.
A – H Collective problem solving/Communication/Perseverance
Each team is given a simple board with 8 circles, all connected to their immediate neighbours by lines. Each group also receives 8 stones each with a letter of the alphabet painted on from A to H. The aim of this activity is for the team to place the 8 stones on the spaces provided in such a way that no consecutive letters are connected.
Dynamic problem solving/Competition/Cause and effect
This activity involves teams in a 3D game of Connect 4. Members from opposing teams take turns to insert different colour disks into the board game in an attempt to connect 4 of their discs in any way- up/down, across, or diagonally. Each time a team is successful they win the game and score points.
Trust/ Team work/personal and professional growth
This activity requires colleagues to step out of their comfort zone and place their trust in one another. Team members take turns to stand on a platform/chair and fall backwards only to be caught by the interlocking arms of the rest of the team. Brings new meaning to the saying, “Many hands make light work”.
Planning / Design / Implementation / Self assessment / Budget
This activity engages team members in the design of a bridge spanning the gap between tables or chairs. Each team receives limited materials and are required to plan and then implement a design that will be stable and strong as possible. Bridges are then assessed as team members try to balance as much weight on their bridge as possible.
Planning / Design / Implementation / Self assessment / Budget
This is a design activity which requires participants to design and build an apparatus, or capsule to allow an egg to survive being dropped from a significant height. The great part about this activity is the evaluation of success is immediate as one team member drops the egg… it either survives or it doesn’t.

High level of team work/Customer care
Each participant gets one short length of half pipe, and the group must work together to deliver a marble down the pipes from start point to finish. In this case the course will be around the table with each person delivering the marble at least once. Nobody may touch the marble.
BONGO DRUMMING (*You pay extra for this option)
This is an extremely powerful way to build a team as we all respond to rhythm and music. The drum is also one of the easiest instruments to play and our expert instructors will have your team drumming rhythmically in no time at all. The added fun of learning a skill together helps to remove interpersonal barriers and inhibitions, and a shared positive experience helps to build lasting friendships.
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