Mexican Railway

Representing the power of one team, one goal. Teamwork is not only necessary for success, it’s also great fun!


This is the perfect group icebreaker translating cooperative thinking into a creative breakout session.

What is Mexican Railway? 

Sometimes the simplest notions are the most powerful.

This terrific group icebreaker translates cooperative thinking into a spirited breakout session of competition and creative craftsmanship. Teams work together to assemble an intricate railway system to compete against each other in a test of time management, ingenuity and communication.

Using materials like zip ties and paper rods, teams work together to construct the railway, section by section. After a quick practice run, teams race their trains to the finish by cooperating and synchronising their movements. This creates an environment where each member works in unison while trying to stay ahead of the competition. It’s a game that enhances an array of important skills and introduces quick thinking at both the individual and group level.

How can it help your team? 

Your next conference should be filled with a fun and vitalising team building exercise that has as much value as it does enjoyment. Mexican Railway is a sure-fire way to get your people together for a fun day at the tracks!

Key Learning Outcomes: 

  • Team bonding
  • Energy & focus
  • Effective communication
  • Team dynamics

Does Mexican Railway fit your team?

If you would like more information about Mexican Railway, chat with us via the button below. Orangeworks offers a vast range of group icebreakers, team building activities and outdoor team exercises. We can help you create a memorable experience for your people.