Posts Tagged by games

Team Building and Ice Cream. I’m in Heaven!

I see a potential game everywhere. And when the game includes one of my favorite things on the face of the planet – ice cream – I’m over the moon! My husband and I will be our own team for about 5-7 weekends. Our team building activity is to visit each dairy that is on […] more

Best Games for Team Building Are Still the Classics

I am often asked what I think is the best game for team building.  If you ask me, you’ll know that I give really vague answers.  My stock reply is “it depends.”  It depends on your goal, budget, group, timeline, climate, location, etc. If I were locked up in jail and not allowed out to […] more

Team Building Taps Fun Childhood Memories

One of the most profound benefits of playing games, in general, or using ice breakers, is the access to positive childhood memories. For me and for so many others, playing games while growing up was so fun. We competed and laughed through Boardwalk, Colonel Mustard, Battleship and Seven Card Stab. It was a time when […] more

HUDDLE Sessions and Gamification

In my business, I use the term “games-way-of-thinking” yet I’ve realized the term is essentially a variation on the theory behind gamification which is a concept getting more and more attention lately. Gamification, according to Wikipedia, is “the use of game thinking and game mechanics in a non-game context to engage users and solve problems.” […] more

Managers Must Have Ice Breakers Handy

Managers have it tough. Not only are they expected to oversee budgets, timelines and resources, they are expected to manage all the personalities they have on their teams. Stubborn Steve, Critical Charles, Nitpicky Nancy and Always Forgettin’ Al, among the lot. If all the personalities represented on our teams and in our departments got along […] more

Team Building in the Office Stinks

Do you feel this way?  Even though I speak about and promote team building activities in the office, I know why some of us have believed that team building activities stink.  I know where that disdainful feeling resides and it’s not a pretty place. One of the reasons I am so passionate about using the […] more

A Game Inventor’s Mind

I have some of it.  Do you?  Even though I have it, I don’t know how to describe what it is.  My mind invents things.  For me, the inventions are games and ice breakers.  As my tagline on this website says, I am passionate about “using games and levity to connect people.”  It comes rather […] more

Games Can Be Great Learning Centers

Brenda Brathwaite is another Game Gal. I do not bestow that honorable title on many people. We can learn so much from game inventors and Brenda proves that in spades (the game, get it?). In her talk, she discusses how she was inspired by her daughter to teach her about history and culture. That would […] more