The Top 10 Quotes About Gamification

Discover what the leading minds say about gamification

Engaged for success

Engaged for success

The role of gamified projects and gamification continues to grow at a rapid pace.

The implementation continues to take bold strides within the fields of edtech and eLearning tools.

We continue to see a rise of interest as its methodologies are brought and integrated across all departments, functions and affect company culture.

Here we celebrate some of the leading and thought-provoking voices, thoughts, ideas and wisdom about gamified learning and gamification by sharing these top wise words and quotes with you.

The quotes are not here to simply amuse, or inspire you. They are here to stimulate and provoke your own thoughts.  Let us know in the comments below your own favorite quote linked to this subject.

Reader homework:

Whilst you read through these quotes as yourself some questions.


-       How have I engaged within gamification but didn’t realize it at the time?

-       What areas of life do I wish had more gamification activity?

-       When was the last time I reviewed my personal actions and interactions with gamified tools?

-       List the best areas you enjoy about gamification.

-       How can I help share and shape gamification within my community?

-       Which quotes resonate with me the most and why?

-       Which quotes come from names you have not heard of before?

We have gathered some of the great minds to provide you these quotes and inspirations.

Games are the new normal
— Al Gore


Gamification is as important as social and mobile. – Bing Gordon


In every job that must be done there is an element of fun. – Mary Poppins


That’s what games are, in the end. Teachers. Fun is just another word for learning. – Raph Koster


Winner status and rewards are part of gamification

Winner status and rewards are part of gamification

Games are the only force in the known universe that can get people to take actions against their self-interest, in a predictable way, without using force. – Gabe Zimmermann


Gamification should not be about control. It is about motivation and engagement. – Andrzej Marczewski

This is about fun and games but the stakes and learning could not be more serious.
— James Doyle


If you make a game about something that matters, your “players” will want to participate in that larger discussion. If you genuinely make that participation meaningful in the game, it can also be meaningful in real life. – Ken Eklund


We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn. – Peter Drucker


Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I will learn. – Benjamin Franklin


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