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The Mind

Silence is the trick in this game of telepathy and teamwork

Min

2

Max

6

Ideal:

4

Player Interaction:

Many vs. Game

Round:

30

5

Game:

To Play:

To Facilitate:

Easy

Easy

To Customize:

Easy

Mechanics:

Action Choice, Asymmetry, Cooperative, Deduction, Hidden Action, Limited Action, Memory, Negotiation, Real-time, Simultaneous Action,

Dynamics:

Adaptability, Attention, Communication, Conflict Resolution, Credibility, Curiosity, Decision Making, Delegation, Emotional Intelligence, Goal Setting, Grit, Growth Mindset, Initiative, Integrity, Persuasion, Problem Solving, Reliability, Responsiveness, Risk-taking, Self Advocacy, Strategy Development, Teamwork, Time Management,

HOW TO PLAY

Play Personalities

Explorer, Competitor, Director,

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

> Extreme edition > Play with larger groups, fewer rounds, and more lives > Play with several groups, rotating players who play out of turn

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?

Why

Position the reflection around goals and metrics, as well as the skills and roles to succeed: Q - Did you enjoy this game? Do others agree? Why or why not? Q - Where might you have changed your strategy or mindset to improve results? Q - When did your actions affect others in the game?

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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