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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This book gives a fresh perspective about game as play which brings out the essence of our innate childlike attributes that is prese In this fast-paced moving world, every organisation needs creative ideas for constantly re-inventing and innovating. This quote from the book yray to the “7Ps Framework” applies to the entire book. A great number of the games provided are targeted toward better facilitating communication within groups or team-building.

The book is full of useful and practical information to help businesses from coming up with ideas, exploring options, to shipping products and getting to done. Gamestorming is a book about a problem you didn’t know you had and a solution that you’ve unknowingly used since childhood.

This book has a few short chapters on the meta-strcuture of games and challenges, and theok to skim to see how your own many, many actual games, with details on when to use them and how.

In a game, anything not forbidden is permitted. Refresh and try again.

Powered by WordPress and Origin. Sep 27, Todd Sattersten rated it it was amazing. I felt it wasn’t for “Innovat Nice, well-written book with lots of interesting content. Overcome conflict and increase engagement with team-oriented games Improve collaboration and communication in cross-disciplinary teams with visual-thinking techniques Improve understanding by role-playing customer and user experiences Generate better ideas and more of them, faster than ever before Shorten meetings and make them more productive Simulate and explore complex systems, interactions, and dynamics Identify a problem’s root cause, and find the paths that point toward a solution.

Send me a note. Other editions – View all Gamestorming: When problems have a clear start point and end point, the steps between A and B are very clear. This is kinda brilliant since it gives a formal structure to a meeting without being too formal, plus it gets all participants informed on goals and process of a meeting ahead of time. Some games are interesting but too many are similar to each others.


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.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Do you want to sell me something? I’ve competed in games like this my whole life, and know from years of coaching and mentoring how useful games can be as a way to structure problems, think about solutions and get people directed. Founded inXPLANE has grown to be the world’s leading consulting and design firm focused on information-driven communications.


Each game consists of three stages, an opening, exploring, and closing stage. Selected pages Title Page. Although I am deferring judgment until I have at least given this portion of the book a chance to redeem its whole, I remain uninspired and dubious. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

But creating an environment for creative thinking and innovation can be a daunting challenge. But creating an environment for creative thinking and innovation can be a daunting challenge.

I am giving this gry a tentative rating. Aug 24, Michele Ide-smith rated it it was amazing.

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

Books by Dave Gray. With the physical copy so when you’re ready to use the techniques you could flip through and see which ones you want to try. Subscribe to my email newsletter. Jun 13, Violet rated it it was amazing. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. The book also describes the qualities games have so that readers can develop their own games to match the situation.

Check out graj top books of the year on our page Best Books of Jan 03, Elaine Wherry rated it it was gamestormng. The second part of the book was rather dull because it shows the games but you can’t really apply them while reading. Yes, you can do it, but why would you want to? If you need to get groceries, a check of the pantry, writing a list and a trip to the market gets you to your end goal. A full set of tools that can be integrated and adapted to a wide variety of situations.


The remaining vast majority of the book is a list of games that grxy can play to generate, categorize and prioritize new ideas. The book presents a series of “games” that can be done to solve certain issues, such as prioritizing tasks, getting input and feedback from groups, starting or closing gamestorminng, brainstorming and many more. Return to Book Page. 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 xave, exploring, and closing.

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

Like any resource, use the bits grzy work grat you and adapt. I’m certainly going to be re-thinking some of the work that I do in that context. Some of the games are more analytical. The first, elaborates more on the concept and the research behind the t The start of the book is well structured where it explains the concept of gamification at work and how meetings can be more effective if they are more interactive. How can a game only be gry opening game when each game consists of opening, exploring, and closing?

Anyone wanting to spark team creativity, improved collaboration, and have fun should read this. Next, the games could be organized more efficiently: Most people do not need instructions on how to draw a cat or stick figures – if they do, then some of the other games that focus on modes of communication other than visual ought to be sourced.