Choose Happiness @ Work Online: Behind the Scenes

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Join us behind the scenes as Scott Crabtree develops Choose Happiness @ Work Online—the online version of our popular card game! We’ve received many requests for a version to play with remote teams, and Scott is working to make that a reality! What challenges will he face? What obstacles will he overcome? And most importantly: read more…

How to Enjoy a Virtual Game Night with Colleagues

Virtual Game Night: Image of two houses of playing cards and a set of die in various colors

Thanks to Kristen Toohill for this post about options for a virtual game night! Kristen recently co-authored a book with Scott Crabtree titled All Work & Some Play: Future Proof Your Career through Games. Her past experience includes working in the video game industry as a Quality Assurance Tester and SCRUM Master. In addition, she’s read more…

How to Use a Fun Party Game to Tackle Implicit Bias

Image of a buffalo on an orange background from Buffalo: The Name Dropping Game

Thanks to Kristen Toohill for this post about using a fun party game to reduce implicit bias! Kristen recently co-authored a book with Scott Crabtree titled All Work & Some Play: Future Proof Your Career through Games. Her past experience includes working in the video game industry as a Quality Assurance Tester and SCRUM Master. read more…

10 Tips for Keeping Up Morale, with Ideas & Resources to Help

Thanks to Sarah Lewis, C.Psychol., for this guest post about keeping up morale! Sarah is the principal psychologist at Appreciating Change, a strengths-based psychological consultancy that is committed to applying well-researched positive psychology ideas and interventions to workplace challenges and opportunities at an individual, team or whole organization level. In the midst of the current read more…

Do “Casual” Games Reduce Stress & Boost Well-being?

Thanks to Kristen Toohill for this post about how casual games reduce stress! Kristen recently co-authored a book with Scott Crabtree titled All Work & Some Play: Future Proof Your Career through Games. Her past experience includes working in the video game industry as a Quality Assurance Tester and SCRUM Master. In addition, she’s done read more…

Playing Games to Cope: Behind the Scenes @ Happy Brain Science

Virtual Teambuilding

Happy Fortyteenth of Maprilay! How have you been doing in this truly crazy time? If you are like me, you may sometimes find yourself feeling overwhelmed and unproductive during this period of uncertainty. Science suggests that what we’re feeling right now is totally OK. In order to cope, I’ve seen many people taking up comforting, read more…

Future-Proof Your Career through Games

What does it mean to “future-proof” your career? Find out how you can develop the essential “4 C’s” at work—while enjoying the benefits of playing games with colleagues! ***Watch the video or continue reading below.***   You May Find This Surprising, But… You should play some games at work. “WHAT?!” I can almost hear you read more…

Unlock the Hidden Value of Games

This post about the value of games was written by Katie Salen Tekinbaş, Professor, University of California Irvine, and Co-Founder and Chief Designer, Connected Camps. To our delight, it was provided as the Foreword for the upcoming Happy Brain Science book All Work & Some Play: Future-Proof Your Career through Games, by Kristen Toohill and read more…