Back at it

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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

All I Do is Win

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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

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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

Pier-less

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Sometimes all it takes for a team to get a revived vigor and ability to fire creatively on all cylinders is a day of sun and fun outside of the office and in the fresh ocean air – or as near as you can get on Santa Monica Promenade (steer clear of the elevators). This

Meet Duffy Boat Double Dare

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Introducing our newest team building program, Duffy Boat Double Dare!For corporate groups who want to put their smiles out to sea and their wits to the water, come one come all to Newport Harbor in Orange County. Teams of 3-6 board a Duffy Boat for 2 hours of table games, musical clues, nautical puzzles, plus

Red Bull Plays Camera Assassins

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If you ever had any doubts about the benefits of energy drink, look no further than this spirited group! Wise Guys games can give you wings too, and this high-flying adventure, played in Livermore near Blacksmith Square, yielded a big-gulp sized dose of hilarity and team play:

Grand Times in Grand Park

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And what did you do last Friday? This company hired us for a combo team building event and bachelorette party: they’re a small, tight-knit company and when one of their team members got hitched, they took the opportunity to celebrate together as a work family. This is actually the second time they’ve hired Wise Guys

What Winners Wear

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Early this morning, we ran Play Stations, our indoor-outdoor challenge course at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. This client had opted for the Premium Prize package which includes mustache shirts for the whole winning team. Here’s how they looked: that’s game runner Ashley wearing the cape. To get capes for your whole team, you have to

Talking some smack

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At a San Diego Clockwise we ran last week, the first woman to arrive at the starting line let us know that her team was winning (she may have added an expletive), and that she’d been telling her colleagues as much starting early in the morning. And days earlier. Let’s call this woman Sarah, because

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