Social guessing game in which two teams compete to read each other’s minds.

Duration: + 30 min
Number of players: 2-12, plays in teams
Material: Cards + board with a rotating dial
Link: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/262543/wavelength

Short description

In Wavelength teams take turns rotating a dial to where they think a hidden bullseye is located on a spectrum. One of the players on your team — the Psychic — knows exactly where the bullseye is, and draws a card with a pair of binaries on it (such as: Job – Career, Rough – Smooth, Fantasy – Sci-Fi, Sad Song – Happy Song, etc). The Psychic must then provide a clue that is *conceptually* where the bullseye is located between those two binaries.

For example, if the card this round is HOT-COLD and the bullseye is slightly to the “cold” side of the centre, the Psychic needs to give a clue somewhere in that region. Perhaps “salad”?

After the Psychic gives their clue, their team discusses where they think the bullseye is located and turns the dial to that location on that spectrum. The closer to the center of the bullseye the team guess, the more points they score! (Source: Boardgamegeek.com)

Educational Value

  • Discussion tool 
  • Develop personal and professional skills: communication, argumentation, active listening
  • Easily adapted with your own topics

Recommendation for use

Wavelength is an ideal game for teams who don’t know each other too well and want to learn more about each other in a low stressful and fun game. For teams that go through a transitional period, like a merger or change in team members, this game can provide a basis to discuss certain topics, values and ideas.

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