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Pharaoh – Serious game demo
May 6, 2021 @ 11:00 - 12:00 CEST
What’s it for?
This game is a very powerful evaluation and training tool.
It is mainly focusing on 2 different but very important assets in Project management.
Soft skills and Hard skills.
The players, working their subgroups, need to manage resources, calculate results, plan ahead and decide when and if they should take any risks.
At the same time, each member of the subgroups and the team in its entirety can make or break the process with the use or misuse of their soft skills.
This game is all about communication, conflict resolution, negotiations, adaptability, and leadership!
The balance between Soft skills and Hard skills and the use of the diversity brought in by each member of the team is the key to success.
About the game
The game is played by teams of individuals that need to cooperate, negotiate and prioritize resources in order to complete the project within the deadline, budget, and specs.
The players are all project managers with direct orders from the pharaoh. Their orders are: “Build the most impressive pyramid you can build before the end of the deadline and with a specific amount of initial capital”.
The players are responsible for different sections of the project.
- Stone Quarry
- Farming and Food distribution
- Building site
The game consists of 3 rounds (years) of 60 minutes. Each round consists of 4 seasons of 10+5 minutes.
During each season, the players, working in subgroups dedicated to each of the above sections, are making decisions on the resources that will be invested, they calculate and make predictions on the project development, they negotiate for common resources and sometimes face challenges that might alienate their subgroup from the rest of the team.
But what this game is all about, is potential! The players have the freedom to act as they see fit! This makes it the perfect tool for evaluating soft skills and hard skills together.
The game is based on 2 platforms for its online version (LoQuiz and Tabletopia) while it is designed for offline usage too, where we only need LoQuiz.