All the time, I would get emails from people, asking for recommendations for a game they could use. They would read something like this, “I’ve got this group of 80 people, it’s the opening of the summit, and I have 20 minutes to lead them through some activity about collaboration. What do you suggest?” Then I would share a written description of a game that I use, or we would jump on the phone and I would describe it. I had become the person people called when they needed an infusion of play in their events. And while I loved the role, I realized it was not sustainable for me to keep explaining the games over and over in a one-on-one format. So the concept of a library of videos was born, as a way of scaling myself and making these impactful exercises available to more people.
The Play On Purpose library is the culmination of 20 years of researching, learning, and developing playful methods for engaging groups. In this age of the experience economy, there is an ever increasing demand for engaging experiences that are transformative, actionable and interactive. It’s not going away anytime soon, and it’s up to all of us who lead groups and teams to be constantly improving and expanding our repertoire of tools, so that we can create peak experiences that deliver real results.
I hope you get a lot out of these games and experiment with them and make them your own. Each one is a precious gem that can be themed and re-interpreted in a million ways to deliver the experience that your group needs right now. Enjoy!