Tug of War

This is a great game to bust out if a team are being too competitive with each other on stage, creating too much conflict, or only ever playing high status characters.

Everyone gets in pairs around the room.

Announce that they are going to do a mimed tug of war between each other on the count of 3.


They do a mimed tug of war, imagining a rope between each other.

Most groups when they do this for the first time will end up in an endless battle, with the rope getting longer and longer, and nobody really losing. They are so keen to “win” even when there is no actual rope.

Ask them to repeat and play it loads of times, but this time there is a clear loser each time. They find it in the moment, who will win and who will lose.

The moral of the story is it is ok to lose on stage because the scene wins. Ommmmm.

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