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The Common Thread

This fun icebreaker game gets coworkers digging into unexpected connections between themselves.

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"We both have climbed a mountain higher than 10,000 feet."

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"We've lived in the same foreign country."

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"Our favorite book is by the same author."

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"We share a hobby of collecting vinyl records."

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"Both of us have run a marathon."

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What is The Common Thread

This fun icebreaker game gets coworkers digging into unexpected connections between themselves.

What's the Aim? To build team relationships and amp up the company culture by uncovering shared interests, experiences, or viewpoints that might not be obvious from the start.

The Common Thread Rules

  1. Folks get paired up randomly in breakout rooms.
  2. Each duo's mission? Find a cool commonality within a set time (like five minutes).
  3. Once time's up, pairs head back to the main session to spill the beans on their discovered link.
  4. Keep the ball rolling by mixing up pairs until everyone's had a chance to chat.
  5. Wrap it up with a chat to reflect on the experience and chat about the most intriguing or surprising connections unearthed.
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The Common Thread Examples

  • "We both have climbed a mountain higher than 10,000 feet."
  • "We've lived in the same foreign country."
  • "Our favorite book is by the same author."
  • "We share a hobby of collecting vinyl records."
  • "Both of us have run a marathon."

How to Play The Common Thread on Livestorm

Livestorm's breakout room feature smoothly divides participants into pairs. Use the platform's timing tools to keep each session on track, and utilize the main session for the reflective discussion part of the game.

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How to get started with ice breakers on Livestorm

1 - Sign up for free

Create your account on Livestorm in less than 3 minutes!

2 - Invite your colleagues

Invite your team members from your workspace. The more the merrier

3 - Choose your game

Now you're all set and ready to energize your meetings and events! Browse our hub for ice breakers ideas

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