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Codenames

Call your agents back from the field the fastest

Min

2

Max

8

Ideal:

6

Player Interaction:

Many vs. Many

Round:

30

10

Game:

To Play:

To Facilitate:

Easy

Easy

To Customize:

Medium

Mechanics:

Area Management, Asymmetry, Deduction, Limited Action, Memory, Observation, Turn-based, Wordplay,

Dynamics:

Attention, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Cultural Intelligence, Decision Making, Goal Setting, Listening, Organization, Self Advocacy, Strategy Development, Time Management,

HOW TO PLAY

Play Personalities

Explorer, Competitor, Director, Storyteller,

As a Physical Game

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As a Digital Game

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As an Opener

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As a Core Activity

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As a Closer

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HOW TO FACILITATE

DIY Support

Variations

> Custom word cards > Third team of neutral color > Different clue giving format or medium > Pictures edition > Duet edition > XXL editions

Pulse Check

Q - Are people having fun — smiling, laughing, in deep thought? Q - Does everyone seem open to keep playing? Are the disengaged able to be more engaged? Q - Do you hear productive strategizing about how to improve process or results?

What

Position the reflection around goals and metrics, as well as the skills and roles to succeed: Q - What is one thing about you that would help your team members work with you better? Q - Did this game give you ideas about how to better advocate for yourself? Q - What strengths and talents did you witness, and how could the team better leverage them?

Think

Position the reflection around rational planning and communication methods: Q - Did this game illuminate any patterns in how you give and receive information? Q - How might it be helpful to know the preferences and tendencies of your colleagues? Q - Could your team benefit from additional or more diverse perspectives?

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