create connection between participants
In this game to participants pair off in each town and 30 seconds to one minute story to the other. This could be the story of their name, their first Pat, their first job or anything else that the instructor thinks might be interesting to listen to and connect the two participants. While the participant is telling their story the other person remains silent. The goal is to listen without interrupting, redirecting, hijacking, or distracting. At the end of the first persons 30 seconds to one minute story, the other participants tells their story while the first story teller remain silent. During the dBrief have them retell the story that the other person told them.
See Kat Koppett's book too