Best New Games / Edition 1

Best New Games / Edition 1

by Dale LeFevre
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Human Kinetics Publishers
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Best New Games / Edition 1

Best New Games is worth having on your bookshelf just for its collection of excellent games that are so clearly explained. Additionally, Best New Games gives great tips for activity leaders on how and when to present the games, and points out potential safety considerations. This is a valuable resource for any group activity leader.

About the Author

Dale N. Le Fevre started working as a volunteer with the nonprofit New Games Foundation in 1975. By the start of 1976 he was office manager and associate director. In 1977 he formed his own project, Play Express, which took New Games into schools. In 1979 he left the United States for eight years to promote New Games abroad.

To date, Le Fevre has conducted more than 500 New Games workshops all over the United States and Canada and in 32 other countries, including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and India. His workshop participants have included Jews and Arabs in Israel in the early '80s; mixed races in apartheid-era South Africa; Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland in the early '80s and late '90s; and Croats, Serbs, and Muslims in Croatia and Serbia in '93, '94, and '98.

Le Fevre's previous publications include New Games for the Whole Family (eventually published in five languages) and Parachute Games. He has also produced or coproduced How to Play New Games: A Training CD-ROM and several videos, including The New Games Video, New Games From Around the World, Rainy Day Games, Sunny Day Games, New Soccer (For Fun and Skills), Cooperative Group Games, and Skill Games. His latest production is The New Parachute Games Video. Most recently Le Fevre has founded a new company, Playworks, which works with businesses to use New Games to improve communication, build stronger teams, and reduce stress.

Le Fevre holds an MA in education from New York University and a BS in business from Valparaiso University. In his free time he enjoys gardening, hiking, biking, and camping. He and his wife, Wendy Moffatt, live near Mendocino, California.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900736036855
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 11/05/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. How To Use New Games
Chapter 2. The Gamefinder and How To Use It
Chapter 3. Low Activity Games
Chapter 4. Low/Moderate Activity Games
Chapter 5. Moderate Activity Games
Chapter 6. High Activity Games
Chapter 7. Trust Games

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