Great things don’t happen in a vacuum. But creating an environment for creative thinking and innovation can be a daunting challenge. How can. Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers | Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, James Macanufo | ISBN: The answer may surprise you: gamestorming. This book includes more A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers. By Dave Gray, Sunni.

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Good for planning offsites A good reference for team brainstorming exercises, especially for offsites. 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, ganestorming about solutions and get people directed.

I am giving this book a tentative rating.

Why not 4 stars? Try and apply these “games” verbatim and it’ll probably feel contrived with too much focus on process and not enough on the outcome. This is not to say that jnnovators might not find the concepts portrayed I am giving this book a tentative rating. This book gives a fresh perspective about game as play which brings out the essence of our innate childlike attributes that is present in humans since childhood but gets lost as we grow over a period of time.

It is a great source of information for anyone in leadership or management. 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.

Other editions – View all Gamestorming: Nov 10, Sebastian Gebski rated it it was ok. The second part of the book was rather dull because it shows the games but you can’t really apply them while reading.


May 12, David rated it really liked it. Great things don’t happen in a vacuum. How can you make it happen at your company?

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A great resource for anyone pplaybook regularly facilitates workshops or who should be! This book includes more than 80 games to help you break down barriers, communicate better, and generate new ideas, insights, and strategies.

Chapter 3 barely skims the surface of visual communication, as it promises to do. Gamestorming helps with both. Chapter 5 Games for Opening.

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

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. Next, the games could be organized more efficiently: Published first published August 7th Authors Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, and James Macanufo believe we need to use more play in these difficult q define situations. The main approach of Gamestorming is framing the meetings and exercises as games, with the rules spelled out, for example the number of players, objective of the game, and how the game is played.

Gamestorming is an incredibly useful resource.

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

The activities are extremly useful for all persons who have to facilitate workshops. 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. It also explains the game theory and how to open and close a game. The answer may surprise you: The book also describes the qualities games have so that readers can develop their own games to match the situation.


But the instructions and timing of the games need some adjustment in practise. Account Options Sign in. Some fantastic ideas and concepts in here that will surely help you harness the full creative power of even the most withdrawn and quiet team Lists with This Book. It contained some interesting methods for brainstorming. Lastly, I would strongly suggest the creation of a game index to better facilitate looking up games that would be useful for particular goals.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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 gameshorming of time.

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innovatorss Sep 27, Todd Sattersten rated it it was amazing. Chapters 1 and 2 are fair, gamsstorming could go deeper into the theory and science behind games; for example, what makes games work? At least this is my understanding: To that end, I am somewhat disappointed so far I finally finished the book, and while I still agree that many of the games are just the same thing, done differently, I believe the authors have done a great job at cataloging many different options for helping individuals, teams, and co I really like the concept of this book, but after the introduction it is just a whole bunch of game ideas.

Chapter 8 Putting Gamestorming to Work.