Back at it


Good morning everyone, and welcome back to work! We hope you had a great holiday weekend, that you presently have all your fingers at toes, or at least a plurality, and that you have your pets scheduled for therapy after a long, traumatic weekend of neighbors setting off explosions.Returning to work after a holiday weekend

To get some work done, take a break and learn the ‘shake

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  For seven years now, we’ve been asking professionals to make up secret handshakes. We never cease to be impressed by the creativity co-workers show off, with their wits and their mitts, when the experience is framed properly and they are given permission to play. Here’s a great example from a recent Santa Monica game.And

Slow-Mo Smash


Just one more piece of media from Saturday’s Superhero Academy play test… it’s too good not to include… 

Playtest Day


Saturday was an exciting day at Wise Guys labs: we broke the seal on a new team building offering that will be available starting in the spring. Most of our new products start like this: Greg and I design, tinker, try stuff on each other, but then we put it in the hands of volunteers

All I Do is Win


I taught a workshop about games for meetings and events at a conference in Ventura last month. That night, at a Hosted Buyer dinner at the Ventura Historical Museum, there was an inter-table competition. The banquet’s accents featured the logo for Ventura. “It’s an anagram,” someone said. I internally weighed whether or not to chime

“Always Your Turn” at MPISCC (WE)Con 2016


In January, Wise Guys co-founder Myles Nye was invited to present a session at Meeting Professional International’s Weekend Education Conference for the Southern California Chapter. Here is the Keynote for the presentation, “Always Your Turn: Games and Gamification for Meeting and Events Professionals.”We opened the session with this Danish clapping game, which is now taking

Our shiny award


At the 2015 IndieCade Awards closing ceremony, we were pleasantly surprised when it was announced that our game Rose MacBeth was selected as the winner in the category “Developer’s Choice.”Rose MacBeth is a blindfolded knife fight in a grave yard. Played all around wooden tombstones that are about chest high, two teams of two enter

Introducing: Santa-mazing-race-Monica!

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If you’re ready to think on your feet – if you’re ready for your heart to pound while you pound the pavement – if you’re a reality TV junkie who wants your chance to finally get in the race – our newest, most athletic adventure will have you saying, “AMAZING!” Get a sneaker-level view of

Crime Scenes and Movie Screens: The ClueArt Fizzle of 2009

Clue candy

Jonathan Lynn is the writer/director of “Clue,” one of the top five most influential movies of my young life, and still an all-time favorite. By creating this witty, intricate cult favorite that has withstood the test of time, Lynn established himself as basically a real-life Sam Westing: the architect of a memorable game (inasmuch as

Press! The Benefits of Team Building

USC Balls

We have been pleased since going into business in 2009 to be affiliated with such fine professional organizations as Meeting Professionals International, the International Special Events Society, and Association for Training and Development. However, only recently did we learn of the existence of the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence. But when we discover something new