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Release of our Negotiation App

Greetings to you from Cambridge, Mass.

As a valued friend of Rational Games, I wanted you to be one of the first to know that we have just released a new and improved 2.0 version of our “Bidding for Babelsberg” Negotiation App, so far the first interactive game that allows professional dealmakers to practice our method of negotiation electronically.  Whether or not you have attended a Rational Games course, I think you would find it enjoyable and educational.

“Bidding for Babelsberg” is a real time case study that I personally negotiated in the early 1990s:  the privatization of DEFA Studio Babelsberg, the birthplace of German film, and the venue that gave Marlene Dietrich her start.  After the fall of the Berlin wall, it was sold to the French conglomerate Compagnie Générale des Eaux (CGE), today known as Vivendi.  In the game, you play either the French or the German side and go through all the steps of a real negotiation:  preparation, questioning, strategy formulation, making offers, evaluating results, with detailed feedback at the end.  It is a truly fun and interactive way to hone your negotiation skills.

The new and improved app will remain at its current price of

$ 2.99 and so far be released only in the Apple Store on an iOS platform, FOR TABLETS. We hope to extend shortly to Android and also adapt the game to Smartphones, so stay tuned for that.

It can be found at

Please try it, have fun with it, and give us feedback to our website at or join our LinkedIn Gamification and Negotiation user group.

With best regards

Mark Young

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