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Zin Obelsik Online

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A mathematical team challenge - now for online meetings

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Zin Obelisk has been adapted for Remote use!

Working remotely?  Email a few clues to each player and try to sort it out over the phone--maybe with a shared online whiteboard! After all clear phone communication is more important now than ever!


A challenging mathematical puzzle Is made even more complex, by using made-up words in the fictitious, ancient city of Atlantis, where a solid, rectangular obelisk -called a zin - was built in honor of the goddess Tina. The structure took less than two weeks to complete and the group’s task is to determine the day of the week on which the obelisk was completed.

To play, each participant receives 1-5 clues, which can only be shared verbally. Together, teams must figure out the day the Obelisk was completed. Success requires organization, leadership, coordination, listening, problem solving, and processing skills. Most groups require 15-25 minutes to arrive at a solution.


Zin Obelisk - A mathematical team challenge to 

  • Make discussions more productive
  • Enhance problem solving skills
  • Increase clarity of communications
  • Discover productive team behaviors
  • Foster participation and involvement
  • Improve awareness of others
  • Improve listening skills and questioning techniques


TIME: 30-60 mins for Introduction, Gama Play, Debrief, and Closure.

PARTICIPANTS: 5-8 players per team; multiple teams can play against each other.

Zin Obelisk is a versatile 30-60 minute activity to enhance a variety of training and development initiatives:

  • Communication and Listening Skills
  • Problem-Solving
  • Team Building
  • Leadership Development
  •  Cooperation
  • EQ & El Skills


Common take-aways

  • Have clearly defined goals
  • Collaborate! Work together
  • Share the leadership
  • Share knowledge-on complex tasks, one person rarely has all the answers
  • Listen to each other
  • Clearly articulate ideas
  • <span >Manage ambiguity through discussion
  • Make sure everyone has a common understanding of terminology

This is a downloadable product. After you've placed your order, you will be able to log into your acount and in the My Downloads area, there will be a link where you can download the compressed .zip file. You will need a program such as WinZip to extract the files for your use.

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