Games, especially one as popular as the Family Feud game show, can be a great way to bring people together at events. A Family Feud style interactive game lends itself to large groups because it allows the facilitator to create and rotate through groups while the others at the event are entertained by their peers.
Here are several benefits to playing interactive games with both kids and adults:
Promotes Team Building:
Team building is important for any group of people who will need to work together on projects in a corporate setting or on sports teams in a youth camp. Asking a group to work together to solve questions in a game show setting will be viewed as fun instead of stressful and will force people to work together to beat the other team. Then when people go back to their jobs or school, they can use the information that they learned from getting to know each other to better work together. It is easier for tasks to be accomplished when people understand where someone is coming from or have gotten to know them outside of work before struggling through a project together.
As people learn how to work with each other, their productivity goes up because they do not need to spend as much time correcting mistakes, reducing overlapping work and re-delegating tasks. When workers realize what they each do best, they work as a team and play to each other’s strengths.
When an employee sees an employer taking time away from work to do team building exercises, the employer is seen as wanting to invest in employees. The employees then feel important and cared for in the company. This increases motivation because the job is no longer just a paycheck, but a place for creativity and teamwork.
Using an interactive game encourages groups to use creativity to compete that they might not have been exposed to at school or in the workplace. They can then bring this newfound creativity back to work so that they can apply what they have learned to helping themselves and others grow.
Interactive games are a simple way to get everyone in the group involved and promote team building. This is how you play our Family Feud style game – Team Feud:
- Divide up the group into several teams with five or six people on each team.
- One member from each team face off against each other as the facilitator reads a question. Usually there are several answers to the questions. For example, “What do you pass?” has many answers, but the two must try to pick the most common answer to the question, such as “a ball.”
- The first team that buzzes in with a correct answer must try to reveal all of the correct answers, but if they get three strikes, the other team gets to try.
- If control is passed to the other team, if they put in a correct answer, they get points, but if they do not, the other team gets points.
- Once the board is clear, points will be tallied and the facilitator will move on to the next round.
A Family Feud style game can work to teach company rules, learn a curriculum or as an ice breaker so that people can get to know each other. Team Feud is a simple game that can be done at events, but instead of using regular desks and a classroom, services such as Game Shows Alive can come in with a full replica of the set of Family Feud. This will include the set backdrop and buzzers to make groups feel like they are competing on the television show.