Triangle Of Life

Triangle of life reminds of the movie Cast away by Tom Hanks except there is single Tom Hanks stranded in a single island but in this game there are three teams stranded across three islands.


Time: 40-50 minutes

Equipment: 3 Buckets, Walkie-Talkie, Rope, Cups, water bottle

Group Size: 6-21

Effective Age Group: 16 and above

How to play Triangle of Life?

  • The players are divided into three teams.
  • Each team is supplied with essential survival items like food, water and with a radio to communicate with each other.
  • The idea is that the island are supposed to be too far apart so that the players cannot simply jump fro their places.
  • The islands can not be moved from their places.
  • Only certain number of objects, say 5 are allowed to be kept in the island.
  • The transfer of food and other stuff should be strictly limited to ropes, no throwing is allowed.

Key Takeaways:

Generally, splitting the items between mid-points of the island and the island and asking the teams to work out how to get what they need to each island is advised.

Learning Outcomes:

  • This team activity helps to build up cooperation between the players.
  • The communication skills are also significantly improved.
  • There is plenty of room for innovation on how to transfer the supplies.

Here’s a video explaining how The Triangle of life  helps with cognitive behavioral therapy.