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Spaghetti Tower

Design and build to see whose structure can stand the test of time

Min

2

Max

10

Ideal:

6

Player Interaction:

Many vs. Many

Round:

30

30

Game:

To Play:

To Facilitate:

Easy

Easy

To Customize:

Medium

Mechanics:

Construction, Cooperative, Presentation, Real-time, Resource Management, Simultaneous Action,

Dynamics:

Application, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Curiosity, Decision Making, Goal Setting, Growth Mindset, Initiative, Innovation, Problem Solving, Resourcefulness, Risk-taking, Skill-building, Strategy Development, Teamwork, Time Management,

HOW TO PLAY

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WHERE TO BUY

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Physical Setup

+ 1 bag marshmallows per team

+ 1 box of spaghetti per team

Virtual Setup

Use breakout rooms as dedicated team work spaces. Teams then either instruct one person to build their structure or strategize together and build individually. In both cases, the tallest structure from each team is measured and compared to determine a winner.

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

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Variations

Single Point: The tower may only have 1 point of contact.

Double Point: The tower may only have 2 points of contact.

Unlimited Point: The tower has no contact restrictions.

Widest: Instead of height, the widest structure wins.

Bombardment: Unused marshmallows can be thrown at other structures. No defense against the attack is allowed. Teams may pool items together.

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?

What

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?

Act

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?

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