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Adam Cohen
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Hey all, I try to incorporate games into my classroom setting at my university as exercises to teach critical thinking, teamwork and all that good stuff. I range from really simple stuff like Pictionary or Charades to deception games like Secret Hitler or Spyfall.

The only thing is I teach sport management classes, so its always a bit of a stretch to explain to students the relevancy. (Besides being fun and good for team building!)

Are there any games out there with sports themes that aren't trivia or statistic based?

Thanks!

Edit: I should add that games for bigger groups are better (Or fast 1v1 games that I can turn into a tournament). Usually its a class of 20-30 people that I rotate playing/watching or have play different games.
 
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Ryan Keane
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+1 Flamme Rouge

But the most relevant choice for your class would probably be the free PnP Footy Manager.
Edit: that might be too statistic based.
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Adam Cohen
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Thanks for responses!

Footy Manager is great. I've played around with that and Out of the Park.

For this purpose though like you noted I'm just trying to target fun team building and strategy games.
 
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With Flamme Rouge, the designer’s recently been working on team rules where 2 players cooperate, each controlling 1 cyclist, rather than the normal 2 cyclists per player. So a bit of teamwork. With the expansion, it can then play up to 12.
 
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Jason Daly
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Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game?
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Michael Debije
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Ralf Grasser
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BasketBoss would both work for fun as well as for the actual theme of the game (management of a basketball team)

If you consider racing also sports then how about Downforce?

If it is just sports and should be not too heavy then I could also recommend

Baseball Highlights: 2045
Bottom of the 9th
Techno Bowl: Arcade Football Unplugged
1st & Goal
The Football Game
and if you consider pro wrestling a sport for sure also The Supershow
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+1 for Baseball Highlights!
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Adam Cohen
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Awesome! A lot of these look great.
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Jérôme
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Consider Formula D or CFR.
 
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Brent Spivey
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DoralFL wrote:

If it is just sports and should be not too heavy then I could also recommend

Techno Bowl: Arcade Football Unplugged

Good call!
 
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