10 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Gamification – and Contest!
On this week’s episode, we’re talking gamification, and we have a contest! Enter to win a copy of Maze Racers. What we played this week:
- Lords of Waterdeep (iOS)
- Earthbound (!!)
- MLB 15: The Show
- Rocket League
- Fallout Shelter
Gamification – making necessary tasks more enjoyable by making them more game-like.
Keys to gamification:
- Do it with tasks that your kids are already doing / need to do.
- Have a measurable goal.
- Reward incremental progress (can be as simple as checking off a chart or adding stars)
- Make it social – kids can indirectly compete against each other or even against mom & dad.
To enter the Maze Racers contest: Tell us a story about mazes. Did you get lost in a maze? Love paper mazes? See The Maze Runner in the theater this year? Leave a comment below or on Facebook. One story will be chosen at random to win!