|The Attention Game (pt 3)||Managing My DI||10yrs +||Game|
|Based on “Attention Economy: The Game”, this simple card game focusses on obtaining the attention of readers. This version adds a twist at the end.|
|With 5 players and 5 turns, this game takes about 30 minutes in its basic form.|
|This version works well combined with the Role play option in pt 2.Play proceeds exactly as “The Attention Game pt 1”. Once the total scores have been tallied, and prizes given the tables are turned by asking “Now look at your headlines from the perspective of an employer, potential partner or family member looking back at the things you have written to see what you are like – what sort of impression will your ‘blog’ make on them?”
You can even give a bit of a hint that things may be going to change by choosing to give a ‘tacky’ prize after the first part of the game – If you give one cheap prize to first place and two of the same to second place, there is a slight hint that maybe ‘winning’ the Attention Game is not the be-all and end-all of the experience.
Questions to ask about the experience:
|The twist can run the risk with some types of people of leaving them feeling ‘cheated’ – the only defence against this really is knowing your players and knowing whether it will be a problem. There seems little point in advertising the twist beforehand, although this strategy may work and it is certainly conceivable that people will still get caught up in the ‘Attention grabbing’ phase despite knowing that they will be judged on the overall picture later.|