Test your knowledge and strategy in this list-making competition
Game / Round Time:
Physical / Virtual:
Party, Tabletop, Mental
Betting, Collection, Construction, Deduction, Hidden Action, Memory, Real-time, Simultaneous Action, Voting,
Adaptability, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Cultural Intelligence, Organization, Time Management,
First, distribute writing utensils and paper to all players.
Next, shuffle the prompt cards and prepare the scoring board with player tokens.
Finally, set up the 60-second timer to start the first round
Use an online whiteboard (i.e. Miro) to create the scoring board with color tokens. One player will manage the prompt cards. Everyone must gather materials to write their lists.
Round 1: Read the list prompt and start the timer. Lists will fall into 1 of 3 categories: write up to 4 things and try to match nobody, write up to 10 things and try to match exactly 1 other person, and write up to 3 things and try to match with as many people as possible. Based on the category, points are awarded for each successful instance. Players move their tokens on the board equal to the points earned, and another prompt is selected.
Round 2+: Repeat the process -- continue making lists and scoring points based on the prompts.
Endgame: When a player crosses the finish line, they win. In the case of multiple players finishing at the same time, whoever "passed" the finish line by the most number of points wins.
Invent Your Own Prompts: Listography offers a set of card prompts, but there are many other ways to award points (i.e. write 6 things and match exactly 2 players)
Q. Does everyone seem open to keep playing? Are the disengaged able to be more engaged?
Q. Are people having fun — smiling, laughing, in deep thought?
Q. Do you hear productive strategizing about how to improve round-to-round?
Position the reflection around the need to be in motion and see measurable progress:
How did your team define success? What indicated you were on the right track?
What game insights can you apply to better handle future times of crisis or uncertainty?
Did this game give you any ideas about how to activate team skills and resources in new ways?
Position the reflection around goals and metrics, as well as the skills and roles to succeed:
What is one thing about you that would help your team members work with you better?
Did this game give you ideas about how to better advocate for yourself?
What strengths and talents did you witness, and how could the team better leverage them?