Two people with playing cards on their forehead, as seen in Poker Face team-building exercise

Poker Face

Trust exercise that focuses on inclusion & diversity.

  • Simple, yet powerful
  • Fosters communication
  • Multiple metaphors
  • Focus on cultural norms


Step-by-Step Instructions

How To Play Narrative

Practical Leadership Tips

Social-Emotional Learning

Health & Wellness Programming

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Reflection Tips & Strategies


Contributor Mark

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Have you played this activity? What worked, what didn't work? What type of group? Do you have useful advice for other users? Do you know a fun variation?

Comments (6)

  1. Dan

    These reflection questions are great- thank you and well done!

    • Mark

      So glad they are useful for you Dan. We try not to be too prescriptive about these questions, but when in the hands of a great facilitator (like yourself) I think they are super useful.

  2. samhui

    simple labelling game. good for communication game but not teambuilding, I can see.

    • Mark

      Excellent piece of advice Paul, thanks for noting this potential hazard.

  3. Denisse

    We used this activity with teachers to talk about the labels we sometimes put on students. It was related then to empathy and how we treat each student. Excellent activity!

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