March 28, 2024

Mastering Game-Based Training: 11 Tips from 1Huddle

Dana Bernardino

Ready to level up your training using games?

Here’s a list of 11 tips to consider when crafting a game-based training program your people will love.

  1. Get Crystal Clear on Goals: First things first, know what you want to achieve. Set those learning objectives in stone and make sure every aspect of your game is geared towards crushing those goals.
  2. Make It User-Friendly: Ain’t nobody got time for clunky interfaces or confusing instructions! Keep it simple.
  3. Stay Flexible, Stay Nimble: In the fast-paced world of business, things can change in the blink of an eye. Build your games with flexibility in mind, so you can adapt and evolve as needed.
  4. Gamify Like a Boss: Points, levels, badges! Use these gamification tools to inject competition into your training.
  5. Make it Stick: Keep your content relevant, keep it updated, and make sure to vary the type of games from time to time.
  6. Feedback is Your BFF: Don’t leave your people hanging! Make sure to get in there and react to all the feedback your team leaves you.
  7. Make Accessible to Everyone: Everyone in your organization, from FOH to BOH, should have access to equal training opportunities.
  8. Data is Key: Dive deep into those real-time insights to see what’s working, what’s not, and where you can fine-tune for maximum impact.
  9. Always Be Tweaking: Keep listening to your players, keep iterating, and continue to build games your people will love.
  10. Rewards: What is a game without a prize? To maximize the impact of these games and truly get your people engaged and competing on the leaderboard, tie a reward/prize to every game.
  11. Tie it Back to Business: At the end of the day, your game needs to serve a purpose. Whether it’s boosting sales, delighting customers, or keeping your team happy and engaged – keep those business goals front and center.

Simple right?

With these 11 tips from 1Huddle, you’ve got all the keys to build a rockstar game-based training program. Game on!

About 1Huddle

1Huddle is a coaching and development platform that uses quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively educate, elevate, and energize your workforce — from frontline to full-time.

With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a mobile library of 3,000+ quick-burst employee skill games, an on-demand game marketplace that covers 16 unique workforce skill areas, and the option for personalized content, 1Huddle is changing the way organizations think about their training – from a one-time boring onboarding experience to a continuous motivational tool. 

Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, PIMCO, TAO Group, and the United States Air Force. To learn more about 1Huddle and its platform, please visit

Dana Bernardino, Manager of Digital Marketing at 1Huddle

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