Tips for trying the game
JP and Laura both emphasize that knowing the deck is important and approaching the method with an open mind.
“I think starting with Topaasia is a process of trial and error. There are so many decks that you can play with, and it gives the opportunity to discuss different topics with either a very small team or even a larger team. Now that I have been more comfortable using the decks, I think that once you have that topic in mind, there is the right deck for that game, and you can really bring that wow-factor in engaging people”, Jean Paul says.
Jean Paul and Laura say that you should be a hands-on game master and have confidence in the game. Some participants may say, “Why are we using this?” or “Why are we doing that?”. When the game leader has actually tried and tested the game themselves, they are in a better position to get everyone to contribute to the game.
“My experience is based on try, try, try, test it as much as you can. So you will be in a position to be confident in what you are trying to play. This is like in a real setup. If you want to hold a meeting, and you walk into a meeting room, and you are unprepared, are you going to get someone’s attention? No. Same thing with the game. If you do not come across as knowing what you want to use as a tool, then it is the same thing”, JP emphasizes.