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DSbuilders or "How we build the Dark Star"

Our Emperor asked for new ways to spread the terror through the sectors. He engaged the best scientists in the galaxy to design the definitive weapon to defeat the Rebellion: a massive Orbital Station ... the Dark Star.
6 Koenigs have 6 cycles to build the station while the galaxy is on fire and a riddle of unpredictable events influences Emperor’s strategy.

DSbuilders is a team based, cooperative, serious game on scaling agile teams across
organisation. The game is played by 6 teams, each of them with 1 to 6 players (ideally from 6 to ~40 people).
The game is based on the assumption all players have basic knowledge of Agile and Scrum, and a facilitator, like an experienced Agile Coach (or similar), is available.

DSbuilders is at its 3rd release and has been played by 100s of people across Europe in sessions between 12 and 40 people. The game has been successfully presented during #Play14 London in 2019. In our website you can find the walkthrough of few sessions.

The main deck has 4 different set of cards: Components, Events, Initiatives and Roles.
The download has a Player guide and also instruction to print and assemble the game.
On the website you can find also a facilitator guide.

DSbuilders has been successfuly presented at Play14 London 2019, Agile Tour 2020, XP 2021 and FunConf 21.

More information in the Agile Game Factory website.

Added a special deck to play the game online using your favourite collaboration platform. A specific facilitation guide is available on AGF website.

Here a page of examples of the Components the largest set of the deck, also you may have an idea how is the cards are collected in the file.

Check previews for more examples




201123: Version 0.5 is live.

Added the Virtual Edition cards

Removed some alien text to increase readability

Differentiation in component cards

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This title was added to our catalog on September 15, 2020.