The Emotional Intelligence Game is an entertaining and engaging game that reflects the five areas of emotional intelligence:
– Self-awareness – the ability to recognize one’s own emotions, thoughts and values, as well as the ability to recognize the impact of those emotions, thoughts and values
– Mood management – the ability to regulate emotions and lessen internal conflict in order to adapt to changing circumstances
– Self-motivation – the ability to utilize emotions to achieve goals
– Empathy – the ability to read, understand, and respond appropriately to others’ emotions
– Relationship skills – the ability to listen to and support others, to manage conflict, and to communicate and cooperate with others
There are two versions of the game and corresponding sets of rules, competitive and cooperative. In the competitive version, each player is given a card with an image of a brain on it. The brain is divided into five areas corresponding to the five Emotional Intelligence areas outlined above. Each brain card has room for the application of round tokens. Players answer questions and win tokens, using them to “fill in their brain” in a way similar to filling in a bingo card. The first player to completely fill in the brain card is the winner. In the cooperative version, players work together to completely fill in two brain cards.
There are five decks of cards representing the five skills and a sixth deck of Bonus Cards that add to the educational value of the game as well as add to fun and excitement. One type of Bonus Card is the Wise Owl Card. When a player picks one of these cards, another player must pose a problem related to Emotional Intelligence, and the player who picked the card gives possible solutions.
For 2 to 6 players for grades 2 through 8. Game time runs between 30 and 45 minutes.