Play Your Cards Right

Resident Mad Scientist, The Thiagi Group
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This webinar is about a series of engaging and effective card games that deliver activities-based, results-oriented training. The games use a deck of 52 cards, each with a piece of practical advice related to a specific interpersonal skill such as building trust or leading a team. Each card is self-contained, evidence-based, and useful.

While you can read the advice on each card and implement it at work and home, what makes this training tool effective and engaging is the collection of 20 different games. These games can be played by different numbers of people (from 1 to 100) and last for different periods of time (from 10 minutes to 52 weeks). The games require the players to take a piece of advice and analyze it, apply it, challenge it, critique it, discuss it, evaluate it, explain it, and use it to solve problems. In other words, the games encourage in-depth analysis of important guidelines and mindful planning for their application.


  • Design a deck of practical advice cards on a topic of your own choice.
  • Learn useful principles and procedures by playing different games with practical advice cards.

About Thiagi

Thiagi (aka Dr. Sivasailam Thiagarajan) is the Resident Mad Scientist at the Thiagi Group. For the past 30 years, he has been making a fairly decent living by playing games and helping others to play. Since March 21, 1999, he has been designing a new training activity every day (including weekends and holidays).

A four-time president of the North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA), and two-time president (25 years apart) of the International Society for performance improvement (ISPI/NSPI), Thiagi has lived in three different countries and has worked and played in 25 other countries. He currently writes a training blog at


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