Episode 46

The Enneagram and Board Games part 2


January 14th, 2024

1 hr 1 min 23 secs

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About this Episode

In this episode, Daniel and Kevin continue their exploration of the Enneagram and its connection to board games. They discuss the unique personalities of each Enneagram type and suggest games that may appeal to each type. The goal is to understanding and respecting others' differences, as well as understand ourselves. They reflect on the background of the Enneagram, its limitations, applying the Golden Rule to the Enneagram, the Enneagram types 5-8, and some game recommendations for each type!

Topics Explored

  • party games and fun recommendations
  • the value of embracing failure and learning from it
  • player elimination games for assertive personalities
  • bluffing games for challengers
  • understanding and meeting others' gaming preferences
  • choosing games based on personality types, seasons of life and gaming preferences.


  • The Enneagram can provide insights into our motivations, fears, and values.
  • Understanding and respecting others' differences is essential for healthy relationships.
  • Different Enneagram types may be drawn to different types of board games.
  • Negotiation games may appeal to Enneagram type 6, the Loyalist.
  • Party games and light-hearted games may appeal to Enneagram type 7, the Enthusiast. Party games are a great recommendation for social gatherings.
  • Embracing failure in games can help us learn and grow.
  • Player elimination games can be enjoyable for assertive personalities.
  • Bluffing games can be engaging for challengers.
  • Understanding and meeting others' gaming preferences can enhance the gaming experience.
  • Choosing games based on personality types can lead to more enjoyable gameplay.
  • Gaming preferences may change over different seasons of life.
  • Switch and Signal, and Cat in the Box are their favorite games from the recent Christmas holiday


00:00 Unique Personalities and Enneagram Part 2
06:03 Background of Enneagram
13:10 Limitations of Enneagram
21:20 Enneagram Type 5: The Investigator
27:58 Enneagram Type 6: The Loyalist
33:36 Enneagram Type 7: The Enthusiast
34:43 Party Games and Fun Recommendations
36:37 Embracing Failure and Learning from It
39:09 Enneagram Type 8: Asserter/Challenger
47:08 Understanding and Meeting Others' Gaming Preferences
54:12 Seasons of Life and Gaming Preferences
56:30 Game Recommendations: Switch and Signal, Cat in the Box