Trying to get your bearings is difficult if you’re blindfolded and trying to walk through a giant maze with people yelling in your ears from every direction. What’s even more difficult: trying to guide your blindfold maze walkers through the maze from a distance while competing among many other sighted managers for their attention. Beware, just as you think your team is going to win, the other team may come up with a more creative solution and tip the odds in their favor.
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Blindfold Maze is an exciting game that teaches about Trust. Trust and team effort are more important than ever in the workplace because today managers and staff must often make decisions without enough information.
Sighted Managers must coach and anticipate the needs of the Blindfold Maze Walkers (BMW's) to get as many through the maze as quickly as possible within the time limit. Teams must decide on the ratio of Sighted Managers to BMW's and this strategic choice can make all the difference between winning and losing. Working as a synchronized team to manage a complex matrix driven task will require great communication and just the right amount of risk taking.
One objective is to use strategic planning to maximize performance while controlling as many variables as possible. So beware, this simple high energy fun game requires a great deal of strategy and thinking outside the box to be truly successful.
Learning outcomes: Trust building, assessing interdependency, major communication (two way, horizontal), teamwork and team synchronization, creative problem solving, leadership and strategic planning.
Contents: All materials necessary for complete game play, and complete Instructions with Train the Trainer Guidelines. Bandanas are included. Smocks (shown in image above) are NOT included.
# of Players: 8 to 40 players per set
Length: 45 – 60 minutes