The egg drop is a team building game that’s all about engineering a cushion for your falling egg. This game is about crafting a spring-like mechanism for your egg that reduces the impact of the dropping egg, thus by decreasing the chances of it being crushed.
Time: 30-40 minutes
Equipment: Eggs, household construction materials like cotton, tapes, plastics, bed-sheets etc
Group Size: 5-10 people
Location: Preferably outdoors or basement
Effective Age: 15 and above
How to play The Egg Drop?
- Divide the players into two groups and give an egg to each of them.
- Using the materials in the environment (outdoors or house basement) ask them to design a cushion that can prevent the egg from cracking up when dropped from a certain height.
- Set a time limit for construction, say 30 minutes.
- After the drop-cushion has been designed, bring the devices to the foot of the drop-cliff.
- Drop the egg of each team turn by turn and closely watch if it has any cracks.
- The team whose device can hold the impact of the egg drop wins the game.
- Make sure both the teams have similar material to construct their drop cushion so neither of the team feel it was unfair to them.
- In case both team’s eggs are intact, increase the height of drop. Sort of like increasing the level on mobile games.
- Make sure you have enough materials to create a good cushion. You might have known already stones and gravel won’t work.
- Though 2 may be the optimum number, this game can easily be played with a number of teams in place.
- Try the egg drop with ostrich egg it’s whole lot fun.
- This game helps to hone your architectural skill as you are asked to create extremely subtle cushion that can hold the most delicate of the things.
- Physics also comes into play as you can alter projectile angle and velocity of launch for maximum egg-security.
- Since material management is one of engineer’s most valued asset, this game also helps in improving your engineering skills.
Watch the video below for tips and tricks