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The Games Explorers Blog

Learning More Through Playing

Learning More Through Playing

Let’s look at one of our ongoing programs…

This is where people play a game, discuss something, learn something, and then they apply what they’ve learned. And then it has a review.

Case Study: Funnel Vision

Case Study: Funnel Vision

Today I would like to tell you all about a case study. I've been working with Steve Knapp, the sales mindset coach, on a game of funnel vision.  Now funnel vision is the name of Steve's book, so we've kind of used the name a bit for the game (at least while it's...

Working with your Boss

Working with your Boss

The waters running dangerously low.  You’re parched.  You're almost dehydrated in the desert.  What are you gonna do?  Just across the shifting sands you can see the water carrier and you think; “Am I gonna get there in time?” You pan out and we...

Bespoke Games

Bespoke Games

I've got a question for you. I'd like you to think about, if you could buy a car today;  Would you have an old clapped-out something from the 1920s?  That just about goes, if you crank the handle.  Or would you rather have something modern with all the...

Workplace Communication

Workplace Communication

There's different ways that we communicate, and that might be all right to be very casual and use a lot of slang if I'm meeting a friend, someone I know, or family, even for a little greeting across the street, but it's not how we communicate at work.  How do you...

Reflections: Random Card

Reflections: Random Card

Reflections is a game that I designed in collaboration with the Lorraine Dixon from Open Narrative. It's the realisation and turning into a game of her diary called Being Me. The Being Me diary has a series of questions, a question for every day of the year and you...

Let’s talk about Fun

Let’s talk about Fun

Today I'd like to talk to you a little bit about fun. It's not always something that you associate with the workplace is it?  But there are little things that we can do with games that can make things a little bit more fun. Now this might be as part of a maybe a...

Outcomes from Playing Games

Outcomes from Playing Games

What would you say if I told you that I could help you get a more positive attitude? I could help you exercise your brain? I could help you develop strategic thinking? And maybe a little bit of patience?  What would you say if I could do all of this through board...

How to create a game

How to create a game

Today I'd like to tell you about the actual process behind creating a game for your business.  So the first thing we want to know is a goal - what is it that you want people to get out of your game?  Do you need them to know a specific piece of...

Benefits of Board Games

Benefits of Board Games

Today I'm going to be telling you all about what benefits and things that you can learn from using board games.  So one of the main things is strategy planning. This depends on what kind of games you're playing. Strategy planning is about learning how to have an...

Why?

Why?

My name is Katie and I really really love board games. Read this to find out why you should love them just as much as we do!