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Rope Games

Learning Focus

  • Collaboration
  • Goal-setting & Monitoring
  • Group Management
  • Innovation
  • Negotiation & Building Trust
  • Resource Management

Group Size

2 - 50


30-90 Minutes
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The second book by Jim Cain in his ‘The Easy as 1-2-3 Series’ is Rope Games.

Using a finite collection of ropes you can facilitate an infinite variety of icebreaker and teamwork games, as well as trust building activities, in a back-pocket-size book (4.5" x 6"), with lots of photographs and illustrations.

The phrase 'learning the ropes' is as applicable today as it was two hundred years ago. Back then it referred to a new recruit on a sailing vessel learning how to climb and handle the many ropes that operated the ship's sails.

For the purpose of this book, 'learning the ropes' refers to understanding how to facilitate a wide variety of powerful group activities that explore a significant range of topics. Using the rope provided, you can participate in infinite icebreaker and teamwork games, as well as trust building activities and many other puzzles and challenges.  This is perfect for camp counsellors, college orientation staff, managers, coaches, wilderness guides, teachers, facilitators, trainers and group leaders of all kinds.

Published September 2013, ISBN 978-0-9882046-1-4


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  • Introductory activities, icebreakers, warm-ups and energizers
  • Team challenges and Trust building games
  • Tricks, stunts, puzzles and games just for fun
  • Reviewing techniques and closing activities

The book includes:

An introduction to ropework and ropeplay

Using Rope to create teachable moments

  1. Openers, Icebreakers, Warm-up Activities and Energizers
  2. Team Challenges and Trust Building Activities
  3. Tricks, Stunts, Puzzles and Other Challenges
  4. Games just for fun
  5. Reviewing techniques and closing activities
  6. Bonus activities and more Rope Game ideas
  7. The top ten list & How to make your own Rope Games equipment
  8. References and Resources

The Rope Games kit

About Jim Cain and Teamwork and Teamplay

About the Easy as 1-2-3 Series of Books

The Value of a Little Red Rope

All activities require only a few simple pieces of rope or other common forms of cordage, plus a few simple props that you probably already have.

All together there are more than a hundred and twenty-three different ways in this book to create valuable teamwork experiences and powerful teaching moments with your next group.

Package Weight: 0.2kg

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