Split into 8 teams
You will have to have at the end of the 5 minutes, 8 squares.
1st part: You are not aloud to talk or take pieces from each-other unless they are available in the middle.
2nd part: What do you need to finish? To talk would be ok? Do you have questions?
3rd part: What questions do you have? Do you need clarifications? (they receive the blueprint)
4th part: debriefing. What did you do well? What could you do different?
Preparation: Make sure to put the pieces in a pile in the middle of a large table and mix them. Optional you can cover it with a flip-chart paper and place 8 pieces of paper (here is where they will have to put the squares).
Instructions to participants: see above
1st part: make sure they don’t talk
2nd part: give them time and direct them to what they could do differently to reach the objective
3rd part: did they ask how many pieces are in a square? did they ask if it has to be of the same colour?
Debriefing – emphasise on what they did well and how they reacted/collaborated/shared. Ask them if they reached their objective? What did it took? What happened in this game and is similar to real life?
What to look for: how they take the pieces and how they share; what was their first reaction when they saw the pieces? Who “took” the pieces of square? What did they do when the time ran out? When did they let go of the pieces? Did they go by colour? Did they asked questions? Who did they blame? Did they ask for more pieces?
Explain and introduce the game – 5 min
The Game 1st part – 5 min
The Game 2nd part – 5 min
The Game 3rd part – 5 min
Debriefing – 10 min
Debriefing between parts – 5 min