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“This experience was a new and fun way to spend time together and problem solve in a more creative space than what we do at work. If your team has chemistry issues in the workplace, this will highlight how to work through different problems in a low-stakes and creative way! ”
Jorell C. Lead Technical Production Coordinator, EA
Improve your retention and productivity by using our games to strengthen your team’s relationships.
Imagine going to work each day and connecting with a team that feels understood and supports each other — a close-knit team working together in a positive environment where everyone thrives.
That's the dream, right?
But in this ever-changing world of work, there are so many struggles that get in the way of creating your dream team, such as:
Never-ending shifts in priorities and project focus
You’ve tried to alleviate these struggles because you want the dream to exist for your team as much as for yourself.
You want each team member to feel seen, heard, and valued.
You want each team member to feel comfortable sharing parts of themselves they don't otherwise get to share.
You want your team to mesh together so they always bring out the best in each other.
But what you've tried in the past didn't have lasting results.
Despite investing in fun lunch outings and trust exercises, your team always ended up settling back into routines. Relationships became superficial again. And before you knew it, everyone was back at their desk, hunkered down to meet the next deadline.
It's frustrating, for sure.
But what no one tells you is this:
Building the team of your dreams takes more than an occasional free lunch, motivational speaker, or afternoon activity.
Team building is not a one-time event.
Dream teams are created through consistent, intentionally practiced actions.
Actions focused on specific goals like:
Overcoming the fear of failure
Practicing vulnerability and trust
Acknowledging other's contributions
That's where we come in!
Playing for Keeps offers fun and engaging tabletop role-playing games tailored to your team's needs, schedules, and goals.
We're more than just a fun time.
Our game masters are trained in corporate team building and leadership development so you and your team get results and form true bonds.
Here are a few ways we do this:
Each session starts with an exercise to engage players and ease them into gameplay.
We create low-stakes environments that reduce the fear of failure (because Nat 1's are inevitable) and encourage failing forward.
We've developed numerous scenarios so no matter what choice the team makes, every player has a chance to shine.
We step back to ensure its your team moving the story forward. That means they must collaborate, solve problems in a creative space, and improve their chemistry through gameplay.
Jalen M. Studio Utility, EA
“Our team had an extremely positive experience working with Josh and going on this adventure. I’ve learned a lot more about my team and the importance of working as a team to complete one mission.”
Our games are for you if...
You have a calling to bring out the best in your team.
You desire authentic team-building backed by research.
You're committed to being just as present in the team-building experience as you expect your team to be.
You want your team to have a tabletop gaming experience focused on creativity, self-expression and personal/professional growth (not sword n' board or hack n' slash).