Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Retention Remixed: Wheel of Fortune

For last month's sabha, a fellow sabhaologist shared with us a unique way to present the monthly retention game by adapting Wheel of Fortune.

  • Create 2-3 teams depending on number of present. 
  • Each spins the wheel:  http://www.unpracticalmath.com/applets/virtual_spinner.html
    • The wheel has six sections labeled with numbers 1-6.
    • #1-5 represented satsang-related questions with #6 being trivia.
    • Points were awarded based on the level of difficulty.
  • If a question is missed, the next team gets a chance to answer.
    • Missing the question results in the next team getting the turn to spin - not the one who got a chance to steal.
    • If all teams pass the steal, answer is announced and turn passes. 
  • Answers must be started within 15 seconds of the question ending. 
The game worked well until the issue of stealing questions came up when teams found it unfair that they forfeit their turn to spin if they miss the question which was not theirs initially, so we decided that next time, teams should not be penalized for trying to answer a question that was not theirs initially.

A little ingenuity can go a long way to make this monthly game memorable, so feel free to share with us your remixes.

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