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Review: Luke Hohmann - Innovation Games
I saw Luke Hohmann give a keynote in Scotland last year. What he said triggered a lot of things in my head. I already knew he had written a book and I was already a fan of it, but I hadn’t really taken the time to read it. Mostly, I used his games from materials I found online. Time to do what I do best, I thought. I read the book!
Innovation Games: Creating Breakthrough Products Through Collaborative Play contains a lot of information. There are guidelines on how to play the twelve games the book describes, as well as why to play them. There’s even tens of pages committed to making sure you treat your customers well!
While I knew the games already, it was nice to read how Hohmann thinks they should be played. Another concept that I liked was the entire team that leads the game, instead of one person. I’m mostly used to playing the games in a retrospective, with just one person leading it.
I love how much structure there is in this book. It’s easy to read and easy to understand. I rate the book 4 stars because for having a lot of structure, some pages were still overly filled. But I like the examples Hohmann uses as well as the content of the book.
Have you read Innovation Games? What did you think of it? Want to try it out as well? Let me know by leaving a comment below!