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Chainmakers is an icebreaker game designed for groups of 20-200. It’s fast-paced and can be played in 10 minutes. The goal of the game is to be a part of the longest chain in the room. To start, each player is given a card with the words “Find somebody who…” and a phrase, such as “has no tattoos” or “has had a near death experience”. Each player then has five minutes to find someone who fits that criteria and when they do, link arms with them. They then seek out the person who fits the criteria they are looking for. Players can choose to leave, or break a chain at any time. The players who are part of the longest chain at the end of the time limit win. After the game, players are encouraged to discuss the unique traits of the person they found and linked up with.

Download a template for Chainmaker here: