How to Play Insight Cards

Insights Circles

Download the Insights Circles guideline (PDF)

Create teams of max 5 people, shuffle the cards and place them face down in the middle of each team.
(You can have max 20 players with one deck on Insight Cards, to have enough Insight cards for each group)
The aim is for everyone to collect insights for personal growth and business innovation.

1. Pick a card

Any player can start by picking up a card from the deck.

2. Reflect

Read the question out loud and answer the question. There are no right or wrong answers—just discover your own insights.

3. Repeat

Next player clockwise, pick a card, read the question out loud and answer. Continue as long as you want. We recommend 20–30min.
Wrap up by sharing one key insight from the game and write down an idea you would like to take into action.

Insights Circles with Dice

Download the Insights Circles (with dice) guideline (PDF)

You can add playfulness to other versions of game play by introducing a dice. You can either find a real dice, or download a dice app for a mobile phone.
Create teams of max 5 people. Make a separate pile with the “Make your own question” cards.
The aim is for everyone to collect insights on personal growth and business innovation.

1. Roll the dice and reflect

Any player starts by rolling the dice.
When the player rolls a:
1: Pick a “Make your own question” card.
2: Doodle your answer (not the question) and others need to interprete.
3: Everyone answers together.
4, 5 or 6: The player who picked the card answers
After rolling the dice, pick a card and follow the instructions above. Always read the question out loud and reflect with your best insights.

2. Mix and Repeat

Next player clockwise, roll the dice, pick a card, read the question out load and answer.
Continue as long as you want. We recommend 20-30min. Wrap up by sharing one key insight from the game and write down an idea you would like to take into action.

Insights Networking

Download the Insights Networking guideline (PDF)

Preferably in a room where it is easy to move around. Perfect for a networking setting, with group sizes from 12 to 30 people.
Hand out two cards for each player randomly.
The aim is for everyone to collect insights on personal growth and business innovation.

1. Form trios and combine cards

Form groups of three in the room. Put your cards together face down and randomly pick one of the question cards.

2. Reflect and Exchange

Read the question out loud and take a couple of minutes to answer the question with your best insights together. Mix the cards and deal back two cards for each player before moving on.

3. Mix and Repeat

Players form new groups. Repeat stages 1 and 2 for as long as you want. We recommend 20-30min.
If possible, wrap up by sharing one key insight from the game and write down an idea you would like to take into action.

Before the Game

You don’t need massive preparation in order to create a successful game experience, but here are a few things that can make a difference:
• Think about who you are playing with, the size of the group, the room and time available
• Tell the participants why you invite them to play, and what you would like to see as an outcome (e.g. new insights, learning from peers, leadership development)
The games are designed to minimise the need for facilitation. As a game organiser or facilitator, you can either observe and listen to the conversations or join a team as a player.
All you need to do is set up the room so that teams of 3 to 6 people play around each game set.

After the Game

A good way to finish up the game is to record your key insights.
As a wrap-up, you may want to ask everyone a question, such as:
• What was your key insight?
• What was your favourite question?
• How did your group play as a team?

 

Tips for Introducing Insights Game 

 

Briefly, introduce the purpose of the game:
“Each of you is about to begin a quest for insights. The insights will come from seeing in (in-sight), connecting your own ideas and reflecting with others.
The goal is to answer spontaneously to the questions and let yourself be carried by the connections which will come naturally.
As you play, you can write down questions or insights which particularly resonate with you. At the end of the game, you will all share an insight and you can make a commitment to take action.”

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