Our monthly blog
Each month, we muse about some aspect of negotiation, gamification or philanthropy and its effect on our work and world. Comments welcome!
If you want to take part in the discussion, you are kindly invited to join our group 'Gamification and Negotiation' on LinkedIn.
KICK ON ICE: Conflict resolution through hockey
This month, Rational Games is proud to present its latest grantee: the KICK on Ice project (KOI) in Berlin.
TRICK OR TREAT Negotiating in a Time of Tariffs and Tweets
The current stand-off in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China provides an instructive lesson for what happens when tit-for-tat slaps and punches become a proxy for true conflict resolution.
THE REPUBLIC OF URBANA: Play, culture and conflict resolution
This month I am proud to present our newest RGI grantee: the Republic of Urbana project started by the Munich based SchlaU-Schule for unaccompanied refugees from all over the world, especially Afghanistan, Eritrea, Somalia, Iraq and Syria.
KEEPING IT SIMPLE Lessons from an Iterative and Player-Centered Interaction Design Process
In this month's blog Marc Kloubert shares what we learned about the importance of player-centred iterative interaction design during the design process of our PPC simulation application.
NEGOTIATING DIPLOMATICALLY: Impressions of The Back Channel
Topping my reading list this summer is Nicholas Burns’ fascinating and wide-reaching memoir, The Back Channel: American Diplomacy in a Disordered World.
THE MAGIC CIRCLE: What is Play and what is Real?
A colleague and fellow play scholar recently brought the work of Jean Piaget to my attention, specifically his work around „double consciousness“ in the learning development of children.
LEARNING PEACE AT RECESS: Introducing Playworks
This month, allow me to introduce another one of our grantees: Playworks in Boston, Mass. https://www.playworks.org
WHY DO WE PLAY? The Octalysis Model of Gamification
Dr. Mark Young shares what he learned about the Octalysis model, developed Yu-Kai Chou.
INGRATITUDE AT HOME: The Calamity that is Brexit
Many of us are riveted to the television to watch the live broadcasts of the increasingly ugly debate in the British Parliament on Brexit, with multiple humiliations of Mrs. May as vote after vote goes against her and the March 29. deadline
GAMES FOR CHILDREN: Partners in Philanthropy
This month Rational Games is pleased to announce the launch of its new strategic partnership with Children of Peace.