Hanabi by Antoine Bauza is a cooperative game where players have limited information. Each player must decide when and how to share what they know with others, in order to properly sequence a stack of card from 1 to 5. This game helps develop critical thinking, communication, and cooperation.
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Pandemic by Matt Leacock is the wildly popular cooperative game where players work together to move across a board, treating and finding cures for 4 different "diseases". Pandemic is great for teaching players how to manage competing priorities, delegate tasks, identify group strengths, and manage unforeseen challenges.
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The Resistance is a social deduction game that is easy to learn and which can handle a large number of players. While success in the game requires players to lie to one another, the skill that this game teaches is NOT lying but recognizing opportunities for shared success and determining the identity of reliable allies, two skills that all workers could benefit from refining.
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The Castles of Burgundy by Stefan Feld is a "Euro" style game where players compete to draft and place tiles from a common pool to their individual player boards. The Castles of Burgundy can help players learn how to manage finite resources, anticipate competitor actions, attend to changing circumstances, and mitigate risks and losses.
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