Whacky Olympic Games, as the name suggests, is a selection of modified Olympic sports games that we commonly see professionals compete in. However, contrary to that, the games are modified so that common people like us can enjoy the excitement and sense of satisfaction derived from these sports.
This game can be done as a stationary game (that is, at one location, or as the theme of our Synergy Race (see Synergy Race here). There are certain advantages of running this game at one location. Some of them are that the participants will be at one place at any time. This makes crowd control easier and they have the chance to interact with people from the other teams during the game.
We are also able to control the starting and ending time of the games better, so that there will be minimum waiting time towards the end of the day, which can still be minimised even if we run a race format but there are certain elements that are beyong our control, like participants getting lost.
When we run this as part of the race, the participants will ge to mingle with the people within their teams very well and may only see the people from the other teams briefly when they meet up along hte way to their station check points or at the check points itself. The latter model is recommended for participants who alredy get to see one another or have had the chance to mingle with one another before the team building session.
One other advantage of the second option is that participants will get to do some sightseeing along the way, which can add to the excitement of the whole event and make it more memorable. One of our clients had their race done in Macau (see Macau write up here). The feeling of taking the ferry ride "overseas" is also different than just having a game locally in Hong Kong.
Some of the possible mini games for Whacky Olympics are:
Long Jump (individual)
Long Jump (team)
Shooting Blow Pipes (individual)
Shooting Blow Pipes team)
Shooting Laser Tag Guns* (individual)
Shooting Laser Tag Guns* team)
Shot Put (individual)
Shot Put (team)
Sprinting backwards, while balancing something in hand (male & female)
Leadership, creative thinking, team spirit and motivation are some common learning values that our clients like us to emphasise on through this activity.
More importantly, Whacky Olympic Games is design highly recommended to participants who have a good sense of humour and enjoy a good laugh (of themselves and others). After the game, they will have lots of interesting memories to talk about pictures to share with one another.
Nice big open space (can be grass or beach, some shade will be nice)
Or it can be over an area on foot or public transportation
All other games logistics are provided by the anergy team