The EQ Game

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The EQ Game

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Practice emotional intelligence skills with this great card game

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Practice emotional intelligence skills! Take turns picking one of the 50 Situation Cards and reading it aloud. The fun and learning begin when players choose a Self-Awareness Card that describes how they're feeling, then select a few EQ Skills Cards (Self-Management, Social Awareness, or Relationship Skills) that might help them deal with the sticky situation.

The purpose of the EQ game is to provide practice in emotional intelligence skills. Players pick a situation card, read it aloud, then play a Self-Awareness Card AND one or more EQ Skills Cards. After playing a round, players can discuss practical solutions to the situation, then score the round.

The game can be played by up to 8 people and requires 30-60 minutes.

The EQ Game consists of:

Situation Cards (50/deck):  

  • Self-Awareness/Self-Management focused situation, followed by 2 questions; 
  • Social Awareness / Relationship Skills situation, followed by 4 questions.

Response Cards:

  • Self-Awareness Cards (54 cards)
  • EQ Skills Cards (60 color-coded cards for Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Skills)


For trainers who may want a quick activity for a larger group of up to 25 participants, the Situation Cards can be used by themselves. The game has enough Situation Cards for up to 25 people, who can work in groups of 4-6 to discuss the situations described on the cards and figure out the emotionally intelligent way to respond.

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How to Develop Your Emotional Intelligence


What Works

  • Emotional maturity:being fully adult
  • Checking in with myself to notice what I’m feeling
  • Asking for feedback from others



  • Optimism / Positive outlook
  • Positive energy
  • Resilience
  • Self-control
  • Taking responsibility for one’s own emotions
  • Managing anger and other strong emotions
  • Asking, “Is this as big a deal as I’m making it?”
  • Self-motivation
  • Trustworthiness
  • Initiative



What Works

  • Avoiding judgment
  • Being genuinely curious about what is going on: asking nonjudgmental questions
  • Connecting


  • Empathy
  • Validation




  • Affirmation: legitimize, empathize
  • Appreciation: “I like the way you ...“, “What you just did worked out well.”
  • Communication Skills: describe, don’t evaluate
  • Conflict Management: understand the importance of both the outcome and the relationship
  • Dealing with Upset People: first validate the upset feelings, then get the facts.
  • Emotional Maturity: eliminate magical thinking
  • Reframing
  • Relationship Building: be kind, be calm, be clear

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