Football Review Game
What Is It?
This game conducts a review of content within the framework of a football game, and can be used on its own to provide a fully interactive training session. In this game, trainees form two competing teams discussing and responding to questions to gain yardage towards scoring touchdowns.
The game requires 2 hours to play a a full football game (four 15-minute quarters with a 10 minute break at halftime) as a standalone session. The ideal number of participants is 12-18 trainees — but it can be played with as few as 10 people or as many as 22.
The game is provided as a downloadable zip file that includes setup, play and facilitation instructions, instructions for content development, templates for questions, and presentation slides for the activity.
Additional supplies required for this game are poker chips, duct tape, football goalposts, a whistle, sheet protectors, business card stock, and questions (at least 100 for a full football game).
A sampling of attendee feedback:
- “It made me think.”
- “Playing football was fun, and the questions made GMP training enjoyable and interesting. Working with teammates was the best part of the program.”
- “Great – making this fun and competitive makes the program and the information more memorable.”
- “Great way to get everyone involved – keep innovative ideas like this coming!”
- “The game kept everyone’s energy and interest up, and there was healthy debate instead of having something read to us. I had fun, and learned A LOT!”
- “Working as a team to come up with answers provided different views and ideas. Great way to get the messages across!”
- “Most valuable part to me was that everything was a real case from our business – it was very applicable to the work environment.”
- “Good format – enhanced interaction, exchange of ideas, and reinforced info with people having to speak it back. This was much better than sitting in front of slides – you don’t lose focus this way.”
- “This course highlighted real business issues and scenarios, and what we should or shouldn’t do when facing them.”
- “People from different organizations had to work together, and no one was put on the spot.”