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Tofas Way is a cooperative business simulation game, which incorporates real life work flows and relationships between different departments in a company.
The idea of the game is to let participants learn the main processes of the company, the responsibilities of the (major) departments and their interactions with each other.
Tofas Way’s aim is to shorten the adaptation process for the new comers.
Tofas Way simulates three years of the company. Each player is set in the helm of one major department and tries to accomplish the set of annual goals for each year. Actions in the Business Game are card-based. The cards are designed specifically to facilitate the learning process, and let players familiarize with the real-world processes and technical jargon.
Tofas Way was designed based on cooperation principle. 2-5 players in a team, up to 20 teams in parallel can play the game.
It is a professional board game designed specifically for the company. It is not an on-the-shelf product. During the design process project team used Design Thinking process.
Project team consists of 64 people in different roles worked during the design process. Project team also includes a game designer.
Game dynamics were chosen suitable with company culture and 9 different game mechanics are used in the Board Game such as; Resource Acquisition, Rewards, Challenges, Competition, Chance, Feedback, Transactions, Turns and Cooperation.
Game components were designed special for the company game by a graphic designer.
Each employee who participates in the onboarding program will play Tofas Way. Average 150 new employees will play board game each year.
In 2018, 19 employees participated in onboarding program. According to the satisfaction survey, a rate of 4.85 out of 5 was scored.