Ice Breakers Team Building

Human Knot Icebreaker

Human Knot photoSummary: A good icebreaker or teambuilding activity for new people to learn to work together – in close physical proximity! The goal is to figure out how to untangle the human knot without letting go of hands.

Ages: 12 and up. Recommended number of people: 7-200 (group sizes of 10 are ideal). Messiness factor: Might break a sweat – (close proximity – hope you’re not claustrophobic!). Materials required: None. Recommended setting: Both indoors or outdoors.


Group Games in Action: Human Knot

Human Knot 1

Human Knot

Janet B. from San Jose sent us these great photos of the Human Knot Game in action!  The object of the game is to untangle the human knot without letting go of the hands.  Thanks Janet for the snapshots!

Please continue sending us photos (email: group-games at, and we’ll feature your group on our website too!