Frequently Asked Questions
Q:How long does it take to play the game?
A: It takes 1 1/2 hours to play. Allow 20 minutes to introduce it and set the context and 1/2 hour to debrief it.
Q: How many people can play?
A: Each game accommodates up to 6 players. We have discounted prices for sets of 4 games.
Q: Can I use the game again with the same group?
A:The game can be used many times with the same group. There are 180 cards and there are also blank cards which you can customize.
Q: Can the game be played by strangers?
A:It can be played by either strangers or people who know each other. In either case, people get to know one another at a deeper level.
Q: What is the Master game?
A: Our Interpersonal Communication (Master) game forms the foundation of all of our other games and is played before the topic games so that participants are able to:
- engage as equals
- discover each other's humanity before exploring the issues which divide them;
- reflect on and practice the communication processes that make their exchanges effective; and
- develop sufficient comfort with the dialogue process to engage in robust exchanges of honest feelings and concerns.
Q: What are the topic games?
A: The topic games are in the form of card packs which use the playing board and process from our Master game.
Q: What is the playing process?
A: All of the games are built upon a disclosure and feedback process and the Johari Window concept. Players proceed around a game board and earn points by choosing "Ask" or "Tell" cards at the lighthearted, serious or in-depth levels. Scores are kept on a personal Johari Window which reflects the amount of disclosure and feedback in which each player has engaged.
Q: Are there not-for-profit prices?
A: We have a 20% discount for not-for-profit organizations. Please refer to our Prices and Orders section.
Q: What are the prices for youth games?
A: We have discounts for youth games. Please refer to our Prices and Orders section.
Q: What ages do the youth games cover?
A: The youth games were designed for ages 12-18. It is possible for younger children to play.