Many teachers and consultants have found that the 30 short games and exercises in the Systems Thinking Playbook provide an extremely effective way to illustrate important points about paradigms, system structure, and system behavior. Plus they are fun, and they help people become more comfortable working and talking together. This book by Linda Booth-Sweeney and Dennis Meadows has been translated into several languages, and it is used around the world. Now that it is accompanied by a two-hour DVD video, illustrating good practice in introducing and operating each exercise, the text has become useful even for those with no previous experience in the use of didactic games. In this special, evening session Dennis Meadows will describe principles for incorporating short games into more traditional teaching; he will prescribe criteria for using the games; and then he will demonstrate a number of the more useful exercises, playing them with workshop participants.