Play To Win

Ignite Your Team Performance

Play to Win is our signature program with a proven industry track record, combines the most impactful team and leadership development solutions in the industry. Introduced as a graduated series of icebreakers and challenges, this sequence creates a process for enhanced communication and team performance. Each session is followed by a short debrief to promote continuous improvement.


Play To Win

5690045903_304f56f3a1_oPlay To Win activities are carefully picked for your group’s goals and outcomes and may include the On Target, Picture This, Group Juggle, Deal Me In, Speed-Line and more. This is one powerful corporate team event!  It features a customized combination of energizing team building activities designed for the workplace customized to address your desired outcomes.  We select the most pertinent activities based on a needs assessment questionnaire reflecting your groups goals and desired outcomes.  Whatever we come up with together, Play To Win will have everyone playing, together, to unlock your team’s potential and introduce innovative ways to reach a common goal.

All of the icebreakers, energizers and team challenges  present mental challenges designed to help you achieve the desired outcomes, regardless of physical ability. Each person will always have choices about how they want to participate. A very successful grand finale to Play To Win is the popular Product Pipeline.

TeamBonding trainers and facilitators have more than a hundred icebreakers in their bag of tricks.  Our team building experts will find the right one for you or design one specifically to enhance your unique team collaboration.

Here are examples of a few that could be incorporated into your customized collaborative team building event:  Play to Win

On Target

Our most popular collaborative team building activity

In this multi-round activity, the group is separated into groups and given a task: deliver a maximum number of balls into specific buckets within strict time deadlines in the midst of a rapidly changing environment. As the activity progresses, the participants find that they must challenge their own assumptions about competition, problem solving, and “the way it’s always been done,” in order to reach their goals. Innovation, team collaboration and team communication skills are

Picture This

You have some of the information but can you communicate what you know? Who will see the big picture?

Each person gets images that are part of a larger sequence. Together the group must decipher the sequence and get the images laid out in order without any person seeing anyone else’s images while the clock ticks! Will the group see the big picture in time or will they get bogged down in details…or worse yet, fail to notice a crucial part of the image in time? This complex verbal communication skill builder has a powerful “aha” factor that makes the grand unveiling unforgettable!

Make the Connection

This puzzling challenge requires the whole group to collaborate and communicate – quickly. 25 pieces link in innovative ways. Can you make the connection? This collaborative team building activity challenges groups to communicate with impact, listen actively, foster teamwork and collaboration and get engaged – quickly

Sharing Best Practices: The Big Info Swap

Two sub-teams must work to achieve success in two separate activities; however, each team’s success is directly connected to their abilities to share their best practices with the other team. This collaborative team building activity challenges groups to not only collaborate in small groups but actively collaborate and root for other departments in their company.

Aces High

This giant card game has everyone on the move and communicating quickly. Incredible times are achieved as teams compete head-to-head. The challenge is doubled for a wild finish in a collaborative grand finale! This collaborative team building activity challenges groups to realize how compelling and exhilarating it can be to collaborate when given a challenging deadline.

 Better Get Better

 In this high-energy, collaborative team building exercise, teams are given a task with a tight deadline. They must develop and improve a solution through successive attempts. As the activity progresses, participants find that they must assign roles, clarify rules, and find ways to improve their scores repeatedly. They also learn from watching other teams, and must decide whether competition or collaboration with others will achieve their goals more effectively.

Play to Win  is a perfect choice for creating team spirit and excitement while helping participants get to know each other better. A debrief, led by our trained facilitator, uncovers group dynamics, team strengths, and communication issues. The group then brainstorms ways to formalize and maximize your communication and total team potential.  A proven winner!


Group size

20 – 200

Time needed

Approximately 2 - 3 hours

Space requirements

Large conference space.  We typically suggest 20 sq. ft. per person.

“Thank you – we greatly enjoyed the days activity.  Our facilitator, was highly engaged, providing positive and productive structure to the day. His excellent feedback and insight was valuable to all team members. Thru the DISC analysis, we ended the day with a better understanding of one another’s qualities and how to best leverage our individual strengths for the benefit of our overall team performance. Play to Win was both challenging and fun, perfectly illustrating the morning’s findings.”


Hermes P.M., Hermes

“I heard a group still talking about it yesterday and saying that we should make it an annual event, and several have specifically commented to me on how good the facilitator was.”

gene burton C.M. – Gene Burton & Associates

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