Why We Play explains why play is still necessary for adults. It includes exercises to get some short play sessions into your life.
Even though I play video and mobile games every day, a few more ideas are always welcome. I particularly liked Scribble Art. Take a plain piece of paper and a pencil. Close your eyes and scribble for a few minutes with your non-dominant hand. Open your eyes and turn the paper 180 degrees. Try to draw a picture using your scribbles. It reminded me of seeing objects in clouds, which I haven’t done since I was a child.
Even if Scribble Art is not for you, each chapter contains several more exercises to practice having fun. Overall, Why We Play is a useful book to regenerate the playfulness and creativeness that many of us lost as we grew up. 4 stars!
Thanks to Thread Books and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.