We first did the challenge according to the rules. The tower that Christophe and Julien built empirically, bit-by-bit, won. The over-engineered version didn't reach completion.
|Christophe and Julien, Victors!|
|Couldn't quite finish...|
We did a de-brief, but I don't want to write a spoiler. Try the game yourself... the person who reads all the instructions at www.marshmallowchallenge.com will lose out on the experiential learning, but will still have fun.
Then we played a bit more, without time constraints. We all wanted to know a bit more about what was possible with string, spaghetti, and marshmallows. This time the most structurally sound design won:
|Franck and Christophe with wobbly sphaghetti|
|Sylvain and Olivier, Grand Designers|