Re: New Normal?
I tend to adopt a subtly different approach.
Like you, I feel the call of Loki and the desire to let chaos reign. In my case, I usually take a moment to consider whatever task or game that has been set for the team, then declare a method to solve it quickly, meeting most requirements, and in a way totally outside the spirit of the task. It's way more fun to watch whoever came up with such a daft game squirm, and watch your team delight in the knowledge that they beat the system and can now bunk off for a smoke, chat or drink for half an hour while everyone else faffs around doing it the "right" way.
The last time this happened was at a work Christmas do. Some bossy so-and-so came up with a team building task, to pass a grapefruit / orange along a line of people using "anything but your hands". The other team started trying to use their chins, the crook of their elbows, teeth etc to pass the grapefruit along. My team (once I'd communicated my idea along the line), used glasses, napkins, and finally a fork jammed into the thing to pass it along the line. Didn't use our hands :) Needless to say, our team won. Miss Bossy wasn't happy, but my manager was rather chuffed at us "thinking outside the box". My manager was also on my team :D