WAYS TO PLAY
LEVEL 1: KNOWLEDGE-BUILDING
TAKE TURNS DRAWING A CARD COLLECT 15 TO WIN.
Announce the cognitive bias name on the top of the card. Players shout out the definition based on the name. The first to guess correctly wins the card. If no one does, reveal the definition and return the card to the draw pile.
Read the definition and quote on the card without revealing its name. Players take turns naming this cognitive bias. The player with the closest or funniest name wins the card.
LEVEL 2: COMPREHENSION
TAKE TURNS DRAWING A CARD COLLECT 10 TO WIN.
Read the example on the card out loud. Players take turns guessing the bias name and the cognitive assumptions it involves. The player who guesses correctly collects the card.
Explain the concept on your card in terms a 5-year-old would understand. If your explanation helps others guess correctly, you collect the card.
LEVEL 3: REAL-WORLD APPLICATION
COLLECT 8 TO WIN.
Place all cards face up. Watch the news or a political debate. The first player to verbally identify a bias being committed collects the card. BONUS: explain why the bias happened.
Players take turns describing a scenario from their personal or professional life without naming the bias. Player who guesses correctly collects the card.
LEVEL 4: ANALYSIS
COLLECT 8 TO WIN.
Players take turns choosing two cards that either amplify or counteract each other’s effect. Collect the cards if you successfully persuade the other players of your logical reasoning behind the pairing.
To collect a card, explain strategies we can take to mitigate or avoid the bias. Bonus: describe how implementing these strategies could lead to positive changes.
LEVEL 5: EVALUATE
LAY ALL CARDS FACE UP LEAST NUMBER WINS.
Review a social media post, ad, or an opinion article. Identify and summarize any sentences that use cognitive bias to persuade you to do or think a certain way. What impact could these have on readers' views or choices?
Come up with questions that would expose the bias (assumptions, flaw in thinking) in the identified sentences from above.
Take the Implicit Bias Quiz
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