Let's play games!
Games are a great way to get familiar with Essence, discover terminology, concepts, and practices.
On this page, you'll find games that we've collected or even developed ourselves. Objectives and the primary context of the games presented here vary. There are digital games and non-digital games that you can use in different settings.
You will soon find a more detailed introduction to the games mentioned here. Please feel free to try them out on your own!
Card Games developed by Ivar Jacobson International (IJI) to get started with Scrum powered by Essence
The authors provide cards to print out easily, game descriptions, as well as experience reports at their blog:
Other games were announced to follow soon.
Digital games of different kinds
The following digital games were developed for different platforms and contexts:
- AlphaSpot (for Windows, Mac, and Android): http://alphagames.mx/alphaspot/
- AlphaLingo (for Android, available in English, Spanish, and French): http://alphagames.mx/alphalingo
- The Essence Kernel Puzzler (to play in your browser): https://puzzler.sim4seed.org/
- The Simulation Game (access for the community is planned for spring 2019): Published Case Study
Do you know other games that are not listed here? Please contact us!