The answer may surprise you: gamestorming. This book includes more than By Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, James Macanufo. Publisher: O’Reilly Media. The answer may surprise you: gamestorming. Find out why — and how — with Gamestorming. Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, James Macanufo. I’m Dave Gray, founder of XPLANE and Boardthing. and Gamestorming to get your people engaged and involved in co-creating clear, unique and executable.

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Games as activities can make apparent a variety of possible paths towards the fuzzy goal.

But creating an environment for creative thinking and innovation can be a daunting challenge. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. I’m certainly going to be re-thinking some of the work that I do in that context.

While the compilation of techniques is great, the biggest take away for me on a second reading is the framework and pattern-library-ish approach to that compilation. Selected pages Title Page. Chapter 6 Games for Exploring.

Although I have only just begun it, it rather reminds me of davf self-help book, chocked full of trite and obvious advice. It might be especially helpful to list variations on each game type according to communication style: Some of the games are more analytical.

It is important to see the value of the games when and as they are applied. It also explains the game theory and how to open and close a game.

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Yet years of gamestrming habits are embedded in our workplaces, our schools and our system of government. Games, on the other hand, are rule-light. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Other editions – View all Gamestorming: Next, the games could be organized more efficiently: Some fantastic ideas and concepts in here that will surely help you harness the full creative power of even the most withdrawn and quiet gamdstorming Our emerging digital ecosystems need new kinds of learning institutions.


They prescribe a narrow range of activities and prohibit gamesgorming else. Published first published August gmaestorming Secondly, I think that the book would have benefited from more example studies, woven throughout the narrative of the book.

As the authors say: Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? The Best Books of Jun 20, Florian rated it liked it. Yes, you can do it, but why would you want to? She is also a contributing researcher for Nancy Duarte’s upcoming book on storytelling and presentations. Like any resource, use the bits that work for you and adapt. The index is great for finding an activity and planning an agenda quickly.

Dave Gray on better meetings through “gamestorming”

It contained some interesting methods for brainstorming. We face these sorts of problems every day and often try to use the same Dae to B approach without much success. While I was not blown away by any of the material that was presented, I can see the utility of it.

Just to illustrate this – the most advance of them is the SWOT analysis. Sunni presents regularly on the topics of graphic facilitation, graphic recording and visual thinking. But later on they introduce a list of opening games – but opening is just one stage of a game.

I know it was called gamestorming, but almost all the techniques were ones that I have seen used during brainstorming events over the last several decades. Good reference book, not so much a good read Some great ideas for meeting exercises. If you are interested in going deeper, I recommend these books. They should have named their “games” activities and talk about opening activities, exploring activities, and closing activities, one activity of each stage building up a game.


Do you want to sell me something? Aug 24, Michele Ide-smith rated it it was amazing. Return to Book Page. This dafe a terrific book for ideas and techniques for running innovation sessions. Try and apply these “games” verbatim and it’ll probably feel contrived with too much focus on gamestormig and not enough on the outcome.

Definitely feels like some sections were added as fillers. May 05, Rebecca Karasik rated it really liked it.

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There is however, a large section detailing actual games, and it could be that I will find something that could spark me. How can you rave it happen at your company? They should have named their “games” ac Recommended reading for all people who run workshops over and over again I distract one star because they leave me a little bit confused.

Chapter 1 What Is a Game?

Gamestorming : A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The authors give us some pretty inspirational foundational aspects of gamestorming and its importance in the “age of discovery”.

Nice, well-written book with lots of interesting content. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Jun 13, Violet rated it it was amazing. I am giving this book a tentative rating.

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