A deeply insightful introduction to the power of a dynamic systems perspective.
Replacement Instructions, Video, and Supporting Documents for The Beer Game.
If you purchase The Beer Game: A Production-Distribution Game (Complete Set), it comes with the instructions, video, supporting documents, as well various other parts necessary for playing the 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, we can let you know of skilled facilitators in your area.
The cost of the Replacement Instructions, Video, and Supporting Documents is US$10. This is a digital item that provides you with electronic access to the previously mentioned items; there will be no shipping costs. Other replacement items can also be purchased separately.
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
NY and MA customers must pay sales tax or provide a tax-exempt form.