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The Game Belongs to the Players

Never forget this principle.

While playing an instructional game, the players may modify your rules. As long as these changes don't affect the instructional outcomes, don't get uptight. Leave them alone to play and to learn.

I actually encourage the players to mess with the rules if they want to. Sometimes when the players design a better way to play the game, I revise the rules for future play.

Players make excellent co-designers of your games.

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