Playing games miniTED

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We take it in turn to present something we are interested in and/or passionate about with the rest of the digital team at work. We dubbed the event miniTED and I did one at the end of 2008 about Playing games - finally uploading it here.I had also brought a big bunch of board / card / role-playing games and spread them all on the board room table, which looked very cool.

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  • 1. Playing games

2. What is Play? 3. Animals at play 4. Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions. Mark Twain You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play. Warren Beatty. You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. Plato What we play is life. Louis Armstrong 5. 7 Patterns of play Source: The National Institute for Play 6. Eye contact Emotion (joy) The right side of the brain which organisese motional control,is attuned in both of them, brought into harmony. Attunement play 7. Experiencing movement Comprehending the world Understanding yourself Understanding your body Body play & movement 8. Satisfying an innate curiosity Correlation between manipulation and problem solving Object play 9. Play and belonging Rough and tumble play Celebratory play Social play 10. Imaginative & pretend play Create a sense of ones mind and the mind of others One of the main keys to innovation and creativity 11. Storytelling-Narrative play The unit of human intelligibility Stories help us make sense of ourselves and the world around us The way most kids love to learn 12. Transformative & creative play Transcend the reality of ordinary lives Shape new ideas Access new realms of innovation 13. 14. Games 15. What are games? 16. Of course the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you--if you don't play, you can't win. Robert Heinlein If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one. Anthony J. D'Angelo Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. Donald Trump God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of his own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players, to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time. Terry Pratchett 17. Types of games 18. Some of the oldest games 19. Senet Circa 3,500 BC 20. The royal game of Ur Before 2,600 BC 21. Card and board games 22. Role playing games 23. Thank you