What game did you play that you learned the most from?
Over the past few weeks I have been reading Samanta (Sami) Chan’s brilliant multipart series on :LinkedIn called “Skills I Learned By Playing Dungeons & Dragons”; yesterday I had a great chat with Karl Kapp about some of his training on basics of Gamification and Interactivity, and last week I was involved with Mohsin Memon playing a highly interactive multiplayer resource management game.
These combined experiences got me thinking about the games I played, and how they have impacted my learning.
Chess impacted my long term planning skills.
Bridge taught me new communication techniques.
Face to face Poker increased my people reading skills, and online poker impacted my ability to watch for trends and patterns (as did Pac-Man for that matter).
Online multi-player games impacted the way I valued social resources even more than physical resources.
I could probably list 100s of games that I have played over the years, but I wanted to ask all of you:
What games have influenced you the most, and how have they influenced you?
And for this week's bonus question: What Kind of game would you design if you could?