Listen For… Card Deck

Get a copy of the card deck to play with colleagues, friends and family in person.


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Weight 0.19 kg
Dimensions 25 × 20 × 3 cm

English, French

The power of Listen For... is that it quickly opens up space to share, listen, and sense-make around difficult subjects — in a light and transformative way.

Created by Percolab, Listen For... is built on the wisdom and neuroscience of storytelling , empathic listening, transformative learning, appreciative inquiry, and the experience of 15 years of working at the forefront of collaboration and complex change. 

Play for 5 minutes or 2 hours, and learn something new everytime you play

Players take turns as storytellers and listeners, each prompted by Listen For... playing cards. Storytellers share a 2-3 minute micro story of a recent experience, and listeners use "listening lenses" to listen and reflect back to the storyteller what they heard in the story by listening to it through that listening lens. The storyteller then shares what they learned about their own story after hearing each listeners' reflection.

The game is designed to be played by anyone, in all kinds organizational, community and educational settings:

  • Change and transition processes
  • Team meetings and feedback sessions
  • Professional training and culture building programs
  • Retreats, and team days
  • Well-being and mental health initiatives
  • Difficult conversations and conflict resolution 
  • Relationship and community building events
  • Professional and network conferences 

What people are saying about the impact of playing Listen For...

“LISTEN FOR... is a usable, practical and fun game that really uncovers the listeners in all of us. Can’t wait to practice it with my clients! "

Game training participant

The vulnerability and trust created by the game leads to real authenticity in relationships, and so the sharing is constructive

Workshop participant

Being given an angle for listening brings added perspective and depth to thinking about a situation that is front of you

Online game event participant

A great tool for sensing what is happening inside of teams

Team building event participant

The game's simplicity holds a depth that gives players a powerful way of connecting and creating shared understanding.

Workshop Participant

Pulling cards diffuses power dynamics because nobody is deciding what should be talked about. This creates a space for magic and sense-making

Online game participant

More about the Game


The book Going Horizontal, by Percolab Founder Samantha Slade, offers a framework to develop healthy collaboration and shared leadership. The game is based on this framework and Percolab Coop runs research on how Listen For... supports groups and organisations on their shared leadership journey.


The Inner Development Goals (IDGs) is an international vocabulary of key skill sets needed to successfully reach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Montreal Inner Development Goals Hub runs a research project on the link between Listen For.. and each of the 23 Inner Development Goals.