Management Board Games

Management Board Games

Experiential learning involving intensive, high-energy game play, bringing out natural behaviors in participants. The facilitated debrief helps contextualize learnings to workplace situations.


  • You are part of a rescue mission in an earthquake-hit zone, to save lives and rehabilitate victims, under stress of time, economy and communication.Learning outcomes include Decision making, collaborative problem solving and situational leadership.
The Game
  • Participants are part of an elite special task force who are called in to run rescue operations in an earthquake-hit city for 6 days.
  • As part of their mission they have to save lives build shelters and cater to the needs of the affected people. All this needs to be achieved under the various pressure dynamics of time, economy and communication.
  • Every member in the team has a vital, predetermined role to play, ensuring that the objective of the team is met.

The Method
  • Experiential learning and facilitated delivery
  • Extremely engaging experience allowing participants to be their natural selves
  • An open environment which does not judge a certain behavior as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ – making learning and reflecting more comfortable.
  • Debrief contextualized to work situations

The Learning Outcomes
  • Decision Making
  • Collaboration and Joint Problem Solving
  • Dealing with Change
  • Optimum use of resources
  • Negotiation
  • Situational Leadership
  • Profitability

36 Hours

  • Be part of a rescue expedition to a remote tribal area to conserve the environment.Learning outcomes include Planning, goal setting, time management and balancing individual and team goals.
The Game
  • The construction of a dam on the river Samastha has endangered the entire Tavanshi Forest, including the survival of a lost tribe.
  • As part of a rescue attempt, participants need to plan and execute an expedition in the hope of gathering evidence, sighting the tribe and returning to base camp with conclusive evidence.
  • Participants have to team up, carefully choose their routes, supplies, and the team strategy to battle out the various forces of nature, as they rough it out in the jungle.

The Method
  • Extremely high energy game play
  • Reflection on behavior & performance
  • Detailed and contextual debrief

The Learning Outcomes
  • Planning & Goal Setting
  • Effective Time Management
  • Effective management of resources
  • Situational Leadership
  • Balancing individual goals and team goals
  • Re-scheduling and planning real time


  • Plan a rescue operation on foot to Mount Olympus @ 19,000 feet looking for survivors of a climbing expedition.Learning outcomes include strategic planning, data-driven decision making, managing uncertainty and taking calculated risks.
The Game
  • 10th. May, 12 pm: Peak climbing season on Mount Olympus soaring 19,000 feet above the clouds. There are several climbers queued up near the summit .
  • 10th May, 2 pm: Dark clouds blow in over the horizon with gale force winds that whip the snow and ice into a fierce storm. Visibility drops to a few inches. On the icy peak fifty climbers are struck by the disaster.
  • 11th May: Word of the storm reaches the participants at the Emergency Control at Base Camp. Rescue teams are quickly assembled. The immediate mission is to search for and rescue the survivors. Conditions do not permit helicopters. The mission needs to be accomplished on foot.

The Method

    Extremely high energy game play. Participants have to:

  • Plan the mission strategy, form teams, assign roles, get supplies, select the optimum route, and execute the rescue mission in a constantly changing environment.
  • Rescue survivors without comprising the lives of their team members while they battle the unforgiving forces of nature.
  • Take quick decisions, deal with the uncertain environment and work together to succeed in their mission.
  • Reflection on behavior and performance

    Detailed debrief

    Contextualizing behavior and debrief to the work context

The Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the importance of strategic planning and plan monitoring
  • Appreciate the value of informed decision making
  • Discover biases, personal approaches and styles that may impede clear decision making
  • Effectively communicate and convince stakeholders of decisions
  • Evaluate and manage uncertainty
  • Take optimum decisions in a changing environment
  • Understand the importance of taking calculated risks
  • Appreciate the importance of team work and collaboration in goal achievement