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What we'll do

In conjunction with the Lean Business Strategies meetup, Joeri and Paul ( are planning to run the next Playing Lean boardgame on 9th May. Come beforehand 5:30pm to get together and network with drinks and food.

If you haven't heard about it, check out Playing Lean ( an educational board game which facilitates learning of the Lean Startup principles through gamified experience.

• Play the Game!
• Help your team understand Lean Startup in 2 hours
• Each game is limited to a maximum of 12-16 players

Playing Lean is closely aligned with Ash Maurya's Running Lean, ( and was involved with the development of the game. Ash endorses it as an educational tool for the Lean Startup.

Who is Playing Lean for?

For Startup founders who would like to learn from experienced trainers about Lean Startup methodology and how to apply it to mitigate the risk of failure and build products people want.

For Intrapreneurs, individuals who work independently within a company in order to introduce innovation and to revitalize and diversify its business.

For Professionals working on innovative ideas or developing their projects, who want to learn about Lean Startup methodology, and how to use it to boost their odds of success.

Playing Lean – A Learning Tool

Playing Lean is both a serious board game and a great workshop format. Combined, it's a great way to kickstart your learning about Lean Startup. You get to play a game, have a lot of fun and still call it work!

Game Mechanisms

The game is won by the team who use their resources best. Throughout the game, you have to do your research on potential customers, develop a product by building and removing properties, and sell the product to ever larger customer groups. The winner is the first team to sell their product to the mass market. Players feel the pressure of inadequate resources, unexpected experiment results, and how small margins can be the difference between winning the mass market and losing it to a competitor.

Playing Lean is rapidly growing around the world with the following Governments and Institutions adopting the game to teach Lean Startup:

• Startup Labs Oslo
• Swiss Startup Factory
• Innovation Lab Fribourg
• Swiss Startup Association
• Norwegian University of Life Sciences
• Berlin University of the Arts

There are certified Playing Lean facilitators in: Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, The United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom.