A group must work together to find their way through an invisible maze. There is just one route, and they must experiment by stepping on different squares on the activity mat until they find it. After a brief planning period where they can talk freely, the participants must work in silence and have only 20 minutes.
Every time they step on a wrong square, the trainer blows a whistle to indicate their mistake. First-time mistakes are acceptable, but if anyone in the group steps on the same square again, the group must pay a fine of 1,000 'Metalogs.' They have only 10,000 Metalogs for the entire activity so learning from their mistakes is imperative!
Ask the entire group to stand on The Maze and turn it over without anyone stepping off the mat. This variation involves both strategic planning and very close physical contact. It is a great energizer.
Have the group step on The Maze, then say "Your task is to fold the mat as many times as you can. You will have three minutes to estimate how many times you can fold it, then another three more minutes to do the folding." This variation also requires very close physical contact and is best for groups of 4-10 people.
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Use it for giving and receiving feedback and exploring non-verbal communication
Use it for coordinating actions, cooperating on a shared goal and working under pressure
Use it for delegating, facilitating and making decisions during uncertainty
|Participants (min / optimal / max)||Time for Activity|
|6 / 12 / 18||20-40 mins|
|1 washable activity mat, 1 whistle, wooden currency, 1 wooden clipboard, 1 set of instructions||A large open space at least 16 x 20 ft (5 x 6 meters)|
|15.4 x 14.6 x 5. 1 in (39 x 37 x 13 cm)||7.7 lb (3.5 kg) including carry bag|
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I participated in a webinar put on by Metalog Tools USA and it was phenomenal! The very next day I used some of what I learned in a team building I did, and it was a magical time -- actually one of the best team building moments I've had in 21 years. Thank you Jeff & the entire Metalog Tools USA staff! 5 stars well earned!
Sept 27, 2022
I am a huge fan of Metalog Tools. Team building activities are a big part of what my organization does and their products are always a big hit. It cost a little more than some of the other products out there but I think of it as an important investment.
May 26, 2022
Loved the Metalog Tools that I ordered for Training. We had 20 people in the class and some of their favorite exercises were those using the Metalog Tools. The tools are a little bit pricey but everything is made extremely well. I anticipate being able to use them in training for a long time! I would give them an "Excellent" rating.
May 4, 2022
Amazing service and great quality. Laura and team were so helpful to get me the order in record time. Thank you
Mar 24, 2022
High-quality, unique experiential training tools. Well worth the cost. Many options to fit training needs. Highly engaging with verifiable outcomes. Customer service is top notch. Responsive and easy to work with.
Dec 9, 2021
Great product and team building activity. These people have some good ideas.
Mar 4, 2022
Mariana Caceres Ruiz
April 13, 2022
Since I meet METALOG TOOLS everything changed. In terms of interaction, this kind of tools allow the expansion of dynamics, also facilitates the adoption of concepts and the evaluation of what is done in the workshops. The tools have a high, medium and low level of complexity, they are tailored to the participants and have a facilitation guide, this allows their proper use. In general terms, I recommend Metalog Tools as an ally in your training and education processes.
Ivania Artunduaga Rubiano
Dec 17, 2021
Fantastic customer service! We had several questions about the items before we ordered, and some of the items were coming from Germany. We got all of our questions answered, and they handled all of the details with shipping from Germany. Everything arrived on time in perfect order.
Dec 17, 2021
We love using Metalog tools and trainings within our organization. The fun, hands-on approach has helped solidified learning and application!
Dec 13, 2021
These tools have transformed our training programs. Our participants are fully engaged and able to learn and retain the material naturally. For our facilitators, the ways we can use these tools are seemingly endless.
July 11, 2021
Metalog Tools achieve something that few other forms of training can: the ability to quickly tap into my customers’ visual and tactile senses, and utilize them for the learning process. I am so happy every time to see how, when I tailor the activity precisely to the needs of my customers, I can achieve deep and long-lasting learning, confident in the knowledge that my work is not just useful, but also great fun.
Jan 10, 2021
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