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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Still, it was well gamestormnig and I haven’t seen this many brought together in one book. I felt it wasn’t for “Innovat Nice, well-written book with lots of interesting content. Powered by WordPress and Origin. Great things don’t happen in a vacuum. Games, on the graj hand, are rule-light. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Excelent book A must-have for anyone who needs to get the most from a team.

The second part of the book was rather dull because it shows the games but you can’t really apply them while reading. They prescribe a narrow range of gqmestorming and prohibit everything else. Other editions – View all Gamestorming: Books by Dave Gray. He is also a founding member of VizThink, an international community of Visual Thinkers.

Find out why — and how — with Gamestorming. I do recommend it as a useful resource for anyone thinking about how to get their organization to brainstorm and work through new ideas, urgent issues, or ongoing problems. He actively obsessed with understanding what things are, the way they work, and why they matter. I am giving this book a tentative ganestorming.


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.

Great book for finding different design exercises to do to unblock thinking. Chapter 3 Core Gamestorming Skills. The index is great for finding an activity and planning an agenda quickly. In reality, teams that have been together a little too long, fall easily into brainstorming ruts.

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The book is not that great to just sit down and read, since after the intro it’s a list of different games on how to achieve an objective. 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 discussions, brainstorming and many more. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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

This book is the result: 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 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. Although the long lists of games makes the book quite dry to read from cover to cover, it remains a good introduction to gamestorming and a useful list of recipes and building blocks before building your owns games.

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Do you want to sell me something? A somewhat boring validation of my work engaging people grxy tabloid sheets, scented markers, and sticky notes.

This book includes more than 80 games to help you break down barriers, communicate May 12, David rated it really liked it. Founded inXPLANE has grown to be the world’s leading consulting and design firm focused on information-driven communications.

Sunni presents regularly on the topics of graphic facilitation, graphic recording and visual thinking. Jan 23, Gabriel rated it it was amazing. Sunni was trained in graphic facilitation at The Grove Consultants International, a San Francisco-based company that pioneered the use of visuals in meetings and group processes.

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


Selected pages Title Page. While I was not blown away by any of the material that was presented, I can see the utility of it. 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.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Stringing together a series of different games moves us closer a solution. While many of the games described date back to the 60’s and 70’s, there are some more recently designed games. Nice, well-written book with lots of interesting content.

My current project is founding the School of the Possible, a research and activation lab whose purpose is to imagine and create a better world. It also explains the game theory and how to open and close a game. This book includes more than 80 games to help you break down barriers, communicate better, and generate new ideas, insights, and strategies.

View all 4 comments. I felt it wasn’t for “Innovators, Rulebreakers and Changemakers” so much as for managers, plain and simple.

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A great resource for anyone who regularly facilitates workshops or who should be! Dec 04, Marcus Kazmierczak rated it gamstorming liked it. Overall a very easy way to think about how to solve problems at the jerb. Dave’s time is spent researching and writing on visual business, as well as speaking, coaching and delivering workshops to educators, corporate clients and the public.