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The Barter Puzzle

Negotiate for pieces and complete your puzzle the fastest

Min

4

Max

20

Ideal:

12

Player Interaction:

Many vs. Many

Round:

30

30

Game:

To Play:

To Facilitate:

Easy

Easy

To Customize:

Medium

Mechanics:

Construction, Head-to-Head, Negotiation, Observation, Puzzle, Race, Real-time, Resource Management, Simultaneous Action,

Dynamics:

Attention, Confidence, Conflict Resolution, Critical Thinking, Curiosity, Emotional Intelligence, Initiative, Integrity, Multitasking, Organization, Persuasion, Self Advocacy, Skill-building, Strategy Development, Teamwork,

HOW TO PLAY

Play Personalities

Explorer, Competitor, Director, Collector,

As a Physical Game

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As a Digital Game

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

> Different sized puzzles > Constrained trading rules

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?

How

Position the reflection around pathways and resources for accomplishing goals and future growth: Q - How did the team organize itself around the rules and objectives? Q - Did conflict or miscommunication affect the game? How might you address that for next time? Q - Would more time, people, or resources have shifted the team's approach? How so?

Act

Position the reflection around the need to be in motion and see measurable progress: Q - How did your team define success? What indicated you were on the right track? Q - What game insights can you apply to better handle future times of crisis or uncertainty? Q - Did this game give you any ideas about how to activate team skills and resources in new ways?

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