Gameful Life
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Gameful Life

No Smiles Allowed Game and Why You Both Lose and Win in It

And how it works both as a single and a multiplayer game

Photo by Caju Gomes on Unsplash

In this article, I introduce a quirky little self-motivational game in which you both win and lose simultaneously, depending on what you consider the game's goal.

But first, a slight detour in defining a self-motivational game. It might be I am…




Living a gameful life means approaching anything we are up to or what comes our way as if it was a fantastic collection of games, of which we are both designers and players. This publication is by Victoria Ichizli-Bartels. For more see and subscribe to

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Victoria Ichizli-Bartels

Victoria Ichizli-Bartels

Life gamer, life coach, top writer, author, engineer; originator of Self-Gamification — an art to turning life into fun games →

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