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How To Run Effective Games
Wouldn't you love to use game-playing that can be great fun but also really
helpful for learning? You don't need to be a games expert or a highly qualified
outdoor instructor. With the advice from this book you can successfully run
games anywhere; in a classroom, training room, playground, community hall or
even a car park. You might even want to design some new games of your
You will learn:
· How to plan a good games session to meet your learning outcomes
· What to say in your briefing
· How to run the game and intervene successfully
· Suggestions for reviewing to draw out the learning
· Example games to illustrate each chapter
· Safety considerations to be aware of
· What you need to do and be in order to facilitate games well
· How to design a game to use the equipment available
What other people say:
"Your book is wonderful. I read it with great interest. I have shown it to my
Thiagi, The Thiagi Group
"'Making Games Work' fills a significant gap among books about team activities. It is a plainly
written guide from one practitioner to another about how to get the best value from team games. After reading Making Games Work I am confident that your tried and tested activities will be getting a makeover or two."
Roger Greenaway, Reviewing Skills Training
"This is without a doubt a book that should be available to all instructors, teachers, facilitators, youth workers, in fact anybody that works in the field of developing personal and team skills."
Teresa Thorp, Grafham Water Centre
"Nick, a time-served master craftsman, has assembled his tools, laid them in this tool box and allowed us to choose which tool we would like to use. With sound advice from his experience, as to which tool will work best, he has delivered a service to the outdoor training world."
Ian Ross, Lagganlia Outdoor Education Centre
Nick has been running games as part of team and leadership training for 20 years. People regularly seek him out for advice on how to make games work with particular groups or for specific learning outcomes. He has a passion for helping people to enjoy the process of discovering and reaching their full potential.
Running games successfully is easier than you think, once you've read this book.