Judgment Call The Game

Method Overview

Judgment Call the Game is a team-based game that centers on Microsoft’s principles of ethics, designed for technology professionals to further understand the ethical implications of product work and implement their findings into future work.

Example of a portion of the card deck available from the method website.

Getting Started

Materials: Whiteboard, pencils/pens, index cards, dry erase markers  

Participants: Team


  1. Choose a product or fictional scenario that is most representative or useful to your work context.
  2. Identify the direct, indirect, and excluded stakeholders that are involved in this scenario. 
  3. Draw a rating card, stakeholder card, ethical principle card and a new card based on the wild card you drew at the beginning of the game.
  4. Use the cards you drew to write a review with the scenario in mind.
  5. Share your reviews and discuss the results.

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