‘Getting Started’ describes all you need to know to get ready and start playing the Global game. Ideally print off whichever version of the PDF below suits you best but, if you have not got access to a printer, certainly invest time in reading it before you start… it will pay off!
Getting Started (Global Edition) is best suited to those intending to use the game for its original purposes in education, training or business settings.
Getting Started (Global Edition) for Families makes a better read for friends and family.
The ‘Express’ format is particularly suited to a situation when time is short and you quickly want to learn the basics of how to play.
It is a good way for whoever is introducing the game to others ~ a teacher, trainer, parent or friend ~ to learn how to play before starting the full Level One game.
You may even like ‘Express’ so much that you choose to make it your first game for everyone…?
This Level One game suits friends and family as well as learners across the world, especially if you wish to engage players about how the skills and personal qualities they utilise in game play relate to logistics and global supply chains.
The Level One game is the “go to” game for all players, whatever their age, however little or much experience they have of logistics and supply chains and whether the game is being played to learn or simply to have fun.
That said, playing the Level One game will run more speedily if at least one person ~ typically a parent, friend, teacher or trainer ~ has already played Business on the Move Express.
It only lasts 90 seconds, so it makes much sense first to watch the short video clip, “Introducing the Global Edition”.
How to play the Level One game is explained on pages 1-4 of the ‘Guide to Delivering Learning’ provided in every game box.
Download Getting Ready to Play Level One (PDF)
This PDF complements the Guide’s 4 pages, which remain essential reading, and covers:
Although designed originally for use in education, these slides have proved useful to friends and family too, especially when playing the Level One game for the very first time.
These 40+ slides introduce the game, explain the rules, offer possible newsflashes and show you how to work out the winner.
Very importantly, do access the notes visible underneath the slides. They provide detailed guidance, so you can select the slides you wish to use.
The slides that are easy to edit to suit your preferences.
The 4 sequenced video clips deal with the same material as the slides but tend to suit players who prefer a more ‘punchy’ and visual approach and players who can absorb instructions quickly. The total running time of all 4 clips is 13 minutes.
The clips themselves have built-in pauses and are accompanied by extensive notes to enable you to check players’ understanding as the game proceeds… if you so wish.
Our ‘Guide to Delivering Learning’, the booklet that accompanies every game, explains how to make game play more of a challenge.
For example, pages 21-24 describe different dimensions that increase the challenge to players at any level including Level One. It is therefore possible to play Level One games that are very different from each other according to the nature of the dimensions introduced.
Page 20, on the other hand, explains how the game itself can be changed by playing at higher (Strategic) Level Two or (Executive) Level Three.
There is therefore much choice in how you progress beyond your first Level One game.