Rules, magic circles and other ways to avoid misfortune

Magic circle gamification Rules magic circles and other ways to avoid misfortune
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Andrzej Marczewski

Gamification Expert, author, consultant and designer. I love to write about it, talk about it and bore people to death with it! If you really want to get to know me, check out the About page.

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  1. March 20, 2014

    […] Not everyone will play the way you expect, the Magic Circle will not always hold!  […]

  2. March 31, 2014

    […] Rules, magic circles and other ways to avoid misfortune – Gamification: Andrzejs Blog […]

  3. September 11, 2014

    […] between a pervasive game and a “normal” game is that the pervasive game breaks the magic circle and integrates in some way with the players real life and world. You may remember I wrote about the […]

  4. October 31, 2014

    […] users, the context and why you are doing what you are doing. The fantasy only works if there is a magic circle, a safe boundary between the fantasy and […]

  5. April 30, 2015

    […] The diagram below tries to capture this in a cycle (because I like pictures). For the sake of continuity, I am referring to the “Safe environment to fail” as the Magic Circle. […]

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