David Crookall, the editor of Simulation & Gaming Journal advises that there is a special issue of the journal on simulations, games, and peace. The editorial and guest editorial articles are (or…Continue
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Sheep and Shepherd
By Becky Rice
Using only a whistle, shepherds guide their flock of blind sheep into the pen. This is a challenging team building activity where each team needs to come up with a very good plan to be able to communicate nonverbally.
Blindfolds for the ‘Sheep’, Whistle for the…
Serious Games in Graduate Nursing Education: Considerations for Game Designers
At the NASAGA conference in 2015, Joshua Peery presented an academic poster session about his work using a game application to train healthcare workers. This is a summary of his presentation, – Editor
The Virtual Clinic Learning Environment (VCLE)…Continue
Get to Know Bernie DeKoven
By Chris Saeger
Bernie DeKoven is a leading fun theorist who has shown over the course of his 45 year career how playfulness can positively affect every aspect of personal, interpersonal, community, and institutional health. He will be a keynote presenter at NASAGA 16 in Bloomington IN this October.
Many of the most important trends in games today from large scale community games to casual game apps have roots in Bernie’s…Continue
Balloons and Pins
By Becky Rice
Quick, fun, and simple, this activity demonstrates the value of team work. It will get everybody energized and moving around the room and excited about the training. It can be a great opener for your team building session.
Balloons (one for each team member), Pins (one for every team member),…