When playing with two or more players, remind yourselves that each of you might offer the other a
differing point of view. Listen, probe, ask. Give each other space; try to truly understand the other
player. When participating, do so totally. Take chances, and give yourself permission to simply be.
Your cooperation will create intimacy, transforming the encounter into a deep and authentic one.
Below is an example taken from the infinite possibilities that lie in playing with two:
1. Choose a common issue that you both wish to explore and talk about.
Example: your common relationship.
2. Lay all the cards out face down on the playing surface between you.
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3. Each player chooses two cards and reads them aloud.
4. Talk about and attempt to understand how the cards relate to your relationship (or not),
and how their content is manifested in your relationship (or is not).
5. Open the Coaching Book to the pages indicated on the right-hand side of each card you chose,
and read what’s written there. The text therein offers you another points of view related to the
corresponding card, and will bring into focus the connection between the cards you chose and
the issue you chose to explore (your relationship).
6. Finally, each player in turn shares the card most meaningful to him or her from among the four chosen,
in the context of the jointly chosen issue being explored, and explains why this card in
particular is relevant.
7. At the end of the process, you can write on the Coaching Ticket the insights gained during the game,
as well as what you’re going to do in order to create a positive change in the issue that you chose.
As soon as you experience using The Coaching Game, it’s easy to invent many more games and processes.