Game playing is a ritual that dates back to our days living in caves. It is fun. Helps build strong bodies and strategic minds. But there is also a lot more going on.
Link to Superbowl commercial worth watching a few more times: https://youtu.be/pvKBdrx4quA
As we watch video of football heroics and field managers painting the lines on the football field, the narrator tells us this...
Inside these lines... We don't have to come from the same place to help each other reach the same destination.
Inside these lines...We may have our differences, but we recognize there's more that unites us.
Inside these lines...It's a game of inches and there's no such thing as an easy yard when you're fighting to move forward.
Inside these lines...We're not only defined by our victories, but by the way we handle our defeats.
Inside these lines...We can bring out the best in each other and live united...inside these lines (as the shot zooms out to show lines painted on a football field in the outline of the USA)
Gaming, playing games with each other, from football to RISK to cribbage, body surfing and more, are critically important ways we practice conflict transformation skills, build community, and learn how to become leaders in our own lives. The producers of this commercial appear to agree. So do I.