This game is perfect for team building, in that it is one of the few ice breaker games which requires your entire group (or sets of teams in larger groups) to do a joint activity.
It has many variations, but the main one is called “the four questions game”. It’s very straightforward, but also very effective in building team dynamics. All you need to do to set things in motion with this one is to hand the group a sheet of paper and tell them that they must come up with four questions that all have the same answer.
This will give them a chance to work together to formulate these questions, and involves critical thinking skills, without being boring. If the four questions game won’t suit your group then try playing the version whereby the group must come up with ten things that begin with a certain letter. Or fifteen things within a given category - such as aquatic animals or fairy tale characters.
By having your entire group work together, you are enabling them to talk amongst themselves and join forces to get the task accomplished.
This is a much more creative way to have them interact with one another than simply sitting around in a circle sharing their names and likes or dislikes, and can lead to great professional relationships in the long run.
Ice breaker games like these are ideal for any sort of business meeting or, as mentioned before, a team building exercise at work or school. Children might even enjoy it during their first day of school, and it would be a good idea to use at parties where very few people know each other.