Where do you get your ideas for your games?
Here, there, and everywhere! Isn’t that helpful? 🙂 Seriously, I’ve been accumulated game ideas and books with game and activity ideas for almost 15 years. I have a huge collection of idea books that I reference if I need some inspiration for new games. Some of these are specific to music, but most of them I just adapt. I also try to remember games that I loved playing when I was younger and then figure out how to adapt them to music concepts. For example, this Composer Trading Game was inspired by the loud and fun game, Pit. The Terms That Stretch My Brain object lesson was adapted from something I learned at a children’s workshop that I thought was super cool!
I’ve added several of my favorite game and activity books to the Activity Books section here. Also, D’Net Layton’s website is a great online compendium of games that are a lot of fun! Does anyone have any other great resources for game ideas?
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