My favorite game in elementary school was Heads Up Seven Up.We would all put our heads down on our desks, thumbs up in the air and be really, really quiet. We’d wait patiently for our turn for our friends to knock down our thumbs, and make our best guess at who’s turn it was.
Now that I think about it, I’m thinking this was one big ploy by teachers around the nation to get some peace and quiet from the 3rd grade chaos.
Regardless, fast forward 20+ years to today’s app-based games, and I introduce you to the new Heads Up game. This app-based game, created by Ellen DeGeneres, is a mix of charades, pictionary, dancing and laughing. Far from my distance childhood memories of the original heads up game. And this time, there’s no big ploy to keep the players quiet when while playing.
Last week, the Cloud Elements sales and marketing team ventured up to the Rocky Mountains for a mini-ski retreat.Our days were fused with team bonding and lots of laughter around the Heads Up app. We played a variety of categories from Accents and Impressions to Act-it Out and Animals.
Between some failed attempts of cartwheels and twerking, to accents of Brooklyn and Valley Girls, I think it’s safe to say it’s best we keep our day jobs at a tech startup versus moving to Hollywood in pursuit of an acting career.
Each week is a new adventure with this wild bunch that we call “Elements” – I suppose that’s the blessing in disguise when it comes to working for a small startup!