Sudokuban is a Kanban in practice example activity that takes about 20-25 minutes to run. This is the slidepack that goes with the game to briefly introduce Kanban before the game and then give some more in depth information afterwards.
The benefit of a Sudoku based game is that it mimics the software development process more closely - ie requires in depth, concentrated effort, where pairing could hamper the concentration.
The sudoku game pack comprises of 12 sudoku puzzles, setup partly in progress in flow with low WIP limits. Quality issues are embedded into the pack to ensure that failure occurs immediately and WIP constraints get met to force the change in behaviour.
Expedites are added part way in (two closely together) to form behaviour around handling them.
Team will generally learn:
1) How to use WIP limits
2) How to swarm to remove blockers
3) How to handle expedites
4) To re-prioritise according to value
5) The value of someone still looking out for the team's flow
Conducted at Sydney's AgileTour 2013.