Here’s a game that sounds absolutely amazing for parties and public speaking classes alike: Pitch Deck.
As the creators Fred Benenson and Alex Hague explain,
Pitch Deck is a game about pitching objectively bad startup ideas. Each round, everyone combines a pitch card from their hand with a company card on the table to create a new business. Think “Airbnb for fish” or “Roomba for male tears.” Then everyone makes a quick elevator pitch describing what their company does. One person plays an investor, who decides which concept everyone will secretly fund that round. At the end of the game, the funding amounts are revealed, and there are two winners: the person who pitched the most valuable company and the person who invested the most in that company.
Here’s a video that explains further:
The best thing about Pitch Deck is that the creators are generously giving it away for free under a Creative Commons license, so you can play it, share it, and even adapt it for free (with credit).
You can also pre-order an official copy at http://pitchdeck.business for the very reasonable price of $25. I’ve already pre-ordered a copy for myself!