The Phones at the Dinner Table Game

When I attended a one-year-old's birthday party a few weeks ago, some of the adults stood around the snack table and proposed the following game for when going out to dinner with friends: Everyone stacks their phones at the center of the table. The first person who reaches for their phone at any time during the meal pays for dinner. If no one reaches for their phone, everyone splits the meal.

Motivational Games

The motivational key to the program is the prizes that members can earn.

Devious Games

The Financial Post has an interesting interview with Ramin Shokrizade about the deviousness of games like Candy Crush, which he says convinces otherwise rational people to pay money for "advantages" that they normally wouldn't pay for if "their more rational sides" were in charge.