Along with Monopoly and Clue, the Mouse Trap game is probably one of the most fondly remembered childhood games. The Lean Learning Center, a provider of lean curriculum and consulting, has now turned the Mouse Trap game into an adult learning tool to teach the principles of lean.
The Mouse Trap Experience: The Power of Lean Learning is a simulation game that teaches the central lean principle of learning through experimentation, reflection and PDCA (plan-do-check-act). In addition to the standard game pieces, each Mouse Trap Experience kit contains Standard Work Instruction Tent Cards, Improvement Instruction Cards, stopwatch, Improvement Materials, and spiral-bound Facilitator and Participant Guides, which are also supplied on a USB along with Power Point instructions.
The comprehensiveness of the Facilitator Guide enables the simulation – which is designed to last three hours with minimal prep and setup – to be lead by someone early in their understanding of lean.
“Simulation is one of the most powerful learning tools available,” said Lean Learning Center partner Jamie Flinchbaugh. “It offers a hands-on approach in a quick, no-risk setting that forces time for internalization of the lessons throughout the exercise. The Mouse Trap Experience simulation engages participants and builds enthusiasm while helping them recognize that incremental improvements can be continuously sought, regardless of where their organization is on the lean implementation journey."
Two versions of the Mouse Trap Experience simulation game are available. The standard, out-of-the-box version includes five kits and sells for $2,895; the deluxe version contains editable files for individual company customization and has 20 kits.
Visit www.leanlearningcenter.com to find out more about The Mouse Trap Experience: The Power of Lean Learning.