This master deck of over 400 character cards may be used:
* In conjunction with the CONBOX, COMPBOX, and PROMPTBOX (all seven volumes);
* "Free-Form," in conjunction with topics and plots germane to your group's specific goals/needs.
COMBOX (Vol. 1) is an advanced tool that can support up to fifty players/actors at one time.
Replay value: Astronomically-high (over 100,000 combinations possible).
- Dramatic Groups
- Dedicated/Intelligent Game-Nighters
WHAT YOU GET: Eight decks of 50+ cards* (each), in the following categories:
- Ahh... L'amour
- (Nothing More Than) Feelings
- Cultural Syndromes
- Accents, Dialects, and Memberlects
- Bedrock Beliefs
- Under the Influence
- Eat, Drink, + Be Merry
- Outer Shell
HOW IT WORKS:
Each player is dealt a hand of eight (or more) cards; the information on each card in the hand forms the character to be played by that player. The player then "becomes" that character, and must respond to all challenges, questions, and/or tasks as would one similar to the "one" represented in the cards.
(In other words, you get to "Play the Hand You're Dealt.")
PRIMARY METHODS/ELEMENTS OF GAME-PLAY: Drama, improv, brainstorming, role-playing, training, critical thinking, deduction (and many, many more).
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This game and other SBGs were developed by Sally A. Bishai, Ph.D.
The award-winning "Dr. B" (as her students call her) has taught communication courses at the university level since 2004, and earned her Ph.D. in Speech Communication (with concentrations in Intercultural Communication, Documentary Film-making, and "Middle Eastern" Studies) at Florida State University.
Some of her favourite courses (to teach) are Intercultural, Nonverbal, Interpersonal Communication, and... Public Speaking!
In fact, it is her great arsenal of "Nervous-Busting Games" that's resulted in a 100% success rate--i.e. dramatically-different speeches, better-than-they-used-to-be speakers, and a radical reduction in weeping, swooning, and the whole "pretending to be sick in order to skip today's Informative Speech" thing)--and a devoted following of students that daily remind her of why she started teaching in the first place.
Dr. B is also an insatiable researcher, dedicated gamer, prolific artist/writer/musician, and radical thinker.
FOR MORE INFO:
Check out sallybishai.org > >