Watch any child at play and you’ll get a crash course reminder of the power of games as a way of learning. Structured play helps in many ways – for example facilitating ‘safe’ experimentation, generating experiences, training and rehearsing responses and enabling interactive exploration. Not surprisingly games have become an indispensable part of the toolkit used by teachers and coaches in a variety of settings. So can it be used to help people learn about innovation and develop skills and capabilities in that field? And if so, how? What are the available approaches? Which games work best under what conditions?