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Beer Game: Replacement Board Set (Board and game pieces without instructions/video)

A deeply insightful introduction to the power of a dynamic systems perspective.

Replacement Board Set to play with multiple boards in one session; does not include instructions and video.

If you purchase The Beer Game: A Supply Chain Game (Complete Set), it comes with the instructions, informational video, supporting documents, as well as various other parts necessary for playing the game.

Beer Game Description:

  • The Beer Game was developed to introduce students, managers and executives to concepts of system dynamics. The purpose of the game is to illustrate the key principle that structure produces behavior. Players experience the pressures of playing a role in a complex system and can see long range effects during the course of the game. Each player participates as a member of a team that must meet its customers’ demands. The object of the game is to minimize the total cost for your team.
  • In the structured debriefing that follows it, the game illustrates a number of insights about management systems that generalize well beyond inventories. To play and debrief the game takes a minimum of just over two hours. The debriefing is the most important part of the game.
  • If assistance is needed in facilitating the playing of the game, request a skilled facilitator in your area here.

Contents of This Product:

  • 100″ x 29″ game board (minimum length and width for play is 87″ x 23″), customer order cards, order slips, pencils, 600 plastic game chips. (Does not include instructions and supporting documents). Each game board accommodates up to 8 players (4 pairs) comfortably, with a minimum of 4 plays per board. Additional boards may be purchased for a larger group.
  • We now have two game BOARD options to choose from:
    • Classic Vinyl board: dimensions 100” x 29” (minimum length and width of the table for play is 87” x 23”, or put two tables together). Board needs to rolled up, plastic material can be wiped with a damp cloth for cleaning.
    • New Fabric board: dimensions 100” x 29” (minimum length and width for play is 87” x 22”, or put two tables together). Non-wrinkle, washable, foldable cloth fabric board is lighter weight and easy to pack for traveling. Shipping cost is also lower.

Replacement Parts:

  • Other replacement items can also be purchased separately. We offer regular and express shipping options nationally and internationally.

Taxes and Customs:

  • All duties (customs) and taxes are paid by the recipient upon delivery.
  • NY and MA customers must pay sales tax or provide a tax-exempt form.

Beer Game: Replacement Game Board Only

Replacement Board for The Beer Game to play with multiple boards in one session or replace a board; it does not include instructions, video, or the other game parts (customer cards, game chips, order slips, etc.).

If you purchase The Beer Game: A Supply Chain Game (Complete Set), it comes with the instructions, video, and supporting documents, as well various other parts necessary for playing the game.

Beer Game: A Supply Chain Game Description:

  • The Beer Game was developed to introduce students, managers and executives to concepts of System Dynamics and the dynamic behavior of supply chains. The purpose of the game is to illustrate the key principle that structure produces behavior. Players experience the pressures of playing a role in a complex system and can see long range effects during the course of the game. Each player participates as a member of a team that must meet its customers’ demands. The object of the game is to minimize the total cost for your team.
  • The debriefing session following the game illustrates a number of insights about management systems that generalize well beyond inventories and supply chains. To play and debrief the game takes a minimum of just over two hours. The debriefing is the most important part of the game.
  • This game is used at hundreds of universities and companies around the world as a teaching tool and a team building exercise that introduces participants to systems thinking concepts in a management context.
  • If assistance is needed in facilitating the playing of the game, we can let you know of skilled facilitators in your area.

Contents of This Product:

  • 100″ x 29″ game board (minimum length and width for play is 87″ x 23″). (Does not include other game parts, instructions, or supporting documents). Each game board accommodates up to 8 players (4 pairs) comfortably, with a minimum of 4 plays per board. Additional boards may be purchased for a larger group.
  • We now have two game BOARD options to choose from:
    • Classic Vinyl board: dimensions 100” x 29” (minimum length and width of the table for play is 87” x 23”, or put two tables together). Board needs to be rolled up, plastic material can be wiped with a damp cloth for cleaning.
    • New Fabric board: dimensions 100” x 29” (minimum length and width for play is 87” x 22”, or put two tables together). Non-wrinkle, machine washable, foldable cloth fabric board is lighter weight and easy to pack for traveling. Shipping cost is also lower.

How Many Players are Recommended?

  • Each game board accommodates up to 8 players (4 pairs) comfortably, and the minimum number of players per board is 4. Additional boards may be purchased for a larger group. If assistance is needed in facilitating the playing of the game, request a skilled facilitator in your area here.

Replacement Parts or Bulk Orders:

International orders: All duties (customs) and taxes are paid by the recipient upon delivery.

NY, MA, and CA customers must pay sales tax or provide a tax-exempt form.

The Beer Game: A Supply Chain Game

Complete Game Set of the Beer Game.

 

The Beer Game was developed to introduce students, managers and executives to concepts of system dynamics. The purpose of the game is to illustrate the key principle that structure produces behavior. Players experience the pressures of playing a role in a complex system and can see long range effects during the course of the game. Each player participates as a member of a team that must meet its customers’ demands. The object of the game is to minimize the total cost for your team.

 

In the structured debriefing that follows it, the game illustrates a number of insights about management systems that generalize well beyond inventories. To play and debrief the game takes a minimum of just over two hours. The debriefing is the most important part of the game. Each game board accommodates up to 8 players (4 pairs) comfortably. Additional boards may be purchased for a larger group. If assistance is needed in facilitating the playing of the game, request a skilled facilitator in your area here.

One complete educational “Beer Game” set consists of a 30″ X 100″ vinyl game board, customer order cards, order slips, pencils, 600 plastic game chips, and electronic access to the following: instructions for leading and debriefing the game, an informational video showing the game being played at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the direction of Professor John Sterman, and supporting articles.

 

The cost of one complete set is US$150, plus shipping. Items can also be purchased separately. We offer regular and express shipping options nationally and internationally.

 

We prefer to fill orders upon receipt of payment but will invoice. Acceptable methods of payment include credit card, (international) money order, or a check made out in US dollars, drawn on a US bank, payable to the System Dynamics Society.

 

International orders: All duties (customs) and taxes are paid by the recipient upon delivery.

 

NY and MA customers must pay sales tax or provide a tax-exempt form.