Get your team out of a creative rut. Reconnect and tighten up your teamwork by breaking and remaking a competitive game into your own cooperative game.
Take a pressing problem your team is facing and get people together, virtually or physically. Then generate lots of potential solutions while playing a game.
PLAY When I was a kid, I spent many afternoons playing videogames. A few years later, I learned to code so that I could hack together a game about ancient Greek philosophy. Then went on to build digital toys for the BBC, teach game design at universities around the UK, and make board games at the V&A.
MAKE As a grown-up, I’m still obsessed with games, but not your typical kill-everyone-loot-everything type game. I draw inspiration from social issues and current events to make games that provoke what I call minimum playable dilemmas.
LEARN I believe games have a huge expressive potential. They can make complex systems understandable, and empower people to engage with tough questions. It’s more than just playing games. We can have the most transformative learning experiences when we make games.
Go to gumroad.com/baddeo to download print&play games that get people thinking, talking and solving problems together.
Go to medium.com/@baddeo where I document my latest projects and muse upon bees, politics and the climate crisis.