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MadLib Scene

With a secret agenda, create the next blockbuster from a mysterious script

Min

4

Max

12

Ideal:

8

Player Interaction:

Flex

Round:

Long

Game:

To Play:

To Facilitate:

Simple

Intermediate

To Customize:

Intermediate

Mechanics:

Creativity

Dynamics:

Interpersonal / Social

HOW TO PLAY

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WHERE TO BUY

Physical Setup

+ madlib

+ artistic materials

+ poster paper

+ timer

Virtual Setup

Use breakout rooms and/or digital whiteboards to help facilitate artistic portion. Use shared word documents to organize the madlib process. Spatial Audio tools like Gather.town can also make moving people around easier.

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

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GAME 1-PAGER

Variations

Short Scene: The team has 15 minutes to determine how they will act out the madlib. The poster can be a prop.

Blockbuster: The team uses the madlib to design a poster that advertises the next big thing. They then pitch the idea live.

Secret Roles: Hand out 1 additional task to each player before they go into creative work. The goal is to work the task (i.e. include the company logo in the presentation, say the word turtle 3 times) into the final output

Preambles

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Pulse Check

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?

How

Position the reflection around pathways and resources for accomplishing goals and future growth:

  • How did the team organize itself around the rules and objectives?

  • Did conflict or miscommunication affect the game? How might you address that for next time?

  • Would more time, people, or resources have shifted the team's approach? How so?

Think

Position the reflection around rational planning and communication methods:


  • Did this game illuminate any patterns in how you give and receive information?

  • How might it be helpful to know the preferences and tendencies of your colleagues?

  • Could your team benefit from additional or more diverse perspectives?

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