Value Squares is a game that teaches how the XP values - Courage, Communication, Feedback & Simplicity - map to XP’s practices. Players are asked a value question about a specific card and must decide which value is most applicable for that card.Value Squares will help you learn about:

• XP Values
• problems that arise when XP Values are lacking
• solutions that embody XP Values

Value Squares is appropriate for groups and teams actively engaged in learning XP.

### Rules

To play this game, you’ll need all of the problem and solution cards from your deck of eXtreme Programming Playing Cards and you’ll need to create a giant matrix on the floor that looks something like this:

 Courage Communication Simplicity Feedback

To begin playing, someone selects a card from the deck. If the card is a problem card, players must physically move to the value square that corresponds with the value most lacking in the stated problem. If the card is a solution card, players must move to the value square that corresponds with the value most present in the stated solution.

Once everyone has finished moving to a selected square, the group discusses why they think their value square is correct. After a few minutes of such discussion (limit it to a maximum of 5 minutes), a new card is selected and the process begins again.

### Players

Value Squares is usually played with a large group or an XP team.

### Time

You can play this game for a set amount of time (say 30 minutes) or until you run out of cards.

### Variations of Play

You can play Value Squares in a variety of ways:

• Problem/Solution Stories: Play a version of this game in which someone makes up a story around a specific problem or solution card. The missing or most present value will be hinted at in the story.