Minefield Game Activities For Team Workshops

The minefield game is a popular team-building activity used in workshops. The purpose is to build trust, communication, strategy, and teamwork. Participants must guide a “blindfolded” teammate through a minefield (represented by objects on the floor) by giving them verbal directions.


  • Set up: Use tape, ropes, or furniture to create a “minefield” path on the floor with obstacles. Scatter soft objects like balls or stuffed animals as “mines”.
  • Equipment needed: Blindfolds, path materials, soft objects as mines, stopwatch.
  • Time required: 30-60 minutes
  • Participants: 5-15 people, break into teams of 2-3. Best for colleagues who work together directly.
  • Roles: One person is blindfolded and must walk through the minefield path relying only on verbal directions. The other teammates guide them by shouting directions from the start point.
  • Rules: The blindfolded teammate cannot touch any mines. If so, they must return to the start. The fastest team time wins.

Facilitator Role

  • Set up the minefield and explain rules.
  • Time each team and ensure safety.
  • Lead debrief discussion after.

Participant Role

  • Guide blindfolded teammate with clear directions.
  • Listen to and trust teammates’ guidance.
  • Avoid mines and complete the path.

Debrief Questions

  • How did it feel to trust your teammates?
  • What communication strategies worked or didn’t work?
  • How would you improve teamwork next time?
  • How was this similar to workplace scenarios?


The minefield game builds trust, communication, strategy, and teamwork in a fun, hands-on activity. With proper set up and facilitation, it engages colleagues and provides insights to improve collaboration. The debrief discussion allows teams to reflect on takeaways.