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Great book for finding different design exercises to do to unblock thinking. This book is made for visual thinkers and design facilitators. The book starts with a short but great opening about gamestorming and how it is a method for platbook and discovery of unpredictable, breakthrough ideas. The same people talking in We all know that life can not be a game, right?

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It might be especially helpful to list variations on each game type according to communication style: But creating an environment for creative thinking and innovation can be a daunting challenge. This is kinda brilliant since it gives a formal structure to a meeting without being too formal, innnovators it gets all participants informed on goals and process of a meeting ahead of time.

Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rule-breakers, and Changemakers

A full set of tools that can be integrated and adapted to a wide variety of situations. What do you think? The remaining vast majority of gamesotrming book is a list of games that teams can play to generate, categorize and prioritize new ideas. Chapter 7 Games for Closing.

The main approach of Gamestorming is framing the meetings and exercises as games, with gamestormibg rules fpr out, for example the number of players, objective of the game, and how the game is played.


Stringing together a series of different games moves us closer a solution. It would have been nice to organize them by broader patterns or mechanisms instead of organizing them loosely in three big sections called “opening”, “exploring” and “closing” games.

As the authors say: In fact it’s pr ” A great plan can’t guarantee a great outcome, but it will help lay down the fundamentals jnnovators which you can adapt “. In reality, teams that have been together a little too long, fall easily into brainstorming ruts. Chapters are a total bore for all but the most intrepidly desperate of managers: Find out why — and how — with Gamestorming.

May 12, David rated it really liked it. What if there are a range of possibilities? Mar 03, Michael rated it liked it. Secondly, I think that the book would have benefited from more example studies, woven throughout the narrative of the book.

To ask other readers questions about Gamestormingplease sign up. But the instructions and timing of the games need some adjustment in practise. Contents Chapter 1 What Is a Game? A book that is an amazing reference for gamers.

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May 05, Rebecca Karasik rated it really liked it. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The first step is understanding many problems lack a clear path to the solution. Sep 27, Todd Sattersten rated it it was amazing. Some games are interesting but too many are similar to each others. Some of the games are more analytical. There is however, a large section detailing actual games, and it could be that I will find something that could spark me.

Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rule-breakers, and Changemakers by Dave Gray

Even if you don’t do these kinds of things yourself, it’s a good book to see how your own personal brainstorming can improve. Now I have the answer – far less cool than it could have q. I mostly work alone in a creative field game development and a lot of those felt like they were clearly designed for office workers or large groups.


We used to run a fortnightly collaboration club at work where we tried out a game and reflected on how and when it would be most useful. The first, elaborates more on the concept and the research behind the theory, and the second should be a practical guide with all the tools and techniques. This book includes more than 80 games to help you break down barriers, communicate better, and generate new ideas, insights, and strategies. In this version, the authors present their 7Ps It is important to see the value of the games when and as they are applied.

In addition to the immense list of activities, they also offer an explanation on how a workshop or game should be designed, through the use of the three stages opening, exploring, and closing. We face these sorts of problems every day and often try to use the same A to B Gamestorming is a book about a problem you didn’t know you had and a solution that you’ve unknowingly used famestorming childhood.

This quote from the book relating to the “7Ps Framework” applies to the entire book. Nov 10, Sebastian Imnovators rated it it was ok. Other editions – View all Gamestorming: May 05, Ghassan Samaha rated it it was amazing.