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Pair Walking

Submitted by: Emilia Breton-Lake

Focus: Mindset, Relationship, Practices

Number of Players:

Any Number of Pairs

Average Game Time:
5 minutes


This game is a quick activity that helps develop the pair cohesion needed by pair programming with a walk where each member of the pair needs the support of the other.

  1. Have the team form pairs.

  2. One member of the pair keeps eyes closed, while the other member walks on one leg. The pair supports each other as they walk around the space.

  3. After 2 minutes, exchange roles.

  4. ​Check in by asking the team a question about the activity. For Example "What helped you most?"​ or "What was most difficult?' 

Variations :

You can limit how the pairs communicate to each other for example no verbal communication or you can assign additional cooperative tasks to the pairs. 

You can also use this activity to support mob programming by creating small mobs where each member has a different limitation.

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