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nithos nithos

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I am looking for a simple game that could work in the corporate environment at a group staff level.

Size: 6-9 people
Time: 30 minutes (including teaching)

One of the teams is a highly analytically, the other team is not. So bonus points if it's something that could be enjoyed by both groups.

Leaning towards:
Dixit as a learn how they think type game
The Resistance: Avalon as a deduction/teamwork game
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Jerry Martin
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Congrats you already figured them out. Also consider Coup.
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Pasi Ojala
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Also, One Night Ultimate Werewolf for 3-10 players. You can play 6+ games in 30 minutes, so the first game can be a teaching opportunity with open cards. (Get the free script reader app.)

You can't really get into Avalon that well in two games. (I don't think you have time to play more than two.)
 
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Lucas Smith
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I´ll throw in Saboteur.
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Resistance and Ultimate Werewolf seem like games I'd want to avoid if I was trying to build up a team, what with the whole betrayal aspect.

Dixit seems like a very good choice to me. Also, Wits & Wagers Party.
 
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Chris Gallo
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It's not out yet but I'd also recommend checking out Two Rooms and a Boom. i think it'll be out early Summer but you can download and print the PnP files on their website.
 
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Kent Reuber
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I would think that Resistance, which has players viewing each other with suspicion, is the opposite of what you want.
 
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Jerry Martin
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I have used werewolf type games as team building exercises in the past and they DO work. The main point of these types of things is getting people to enjoy being in each others company and working as a team. Traditional efforts in this realm have people competing against each other in teams anyway so the fact that you don't know who your team mates are if anything is a better situation.
 
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Dixit would be my vote.

You could also try Space Cadets: Dice Duel if you want to be really brave. Might be too complex to adequately explain and play in 30 minutes.
 
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nithos nithos

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kentreuber wrote:
I would think that Resistance, which has players viewing each other with suspicion, is the opposite of what you want.

My thought was that you have two teams competing against each other, which is what most of our larger sized group activities have always involved (scavenger hunts, trivia, etc...).
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nithos nithos

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Fenderbass124 wrote:
It's not out yet but I'd also recommend checking out Two Rooms and a Boom. i think it'll be out early Summer but you can download and print the PnP files on their website.
I would place trying to blow up the president as a non-work sanctioned activity. Little too close to home on some of the products we produce.

But it could probably work with a retheme.
 
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