Institute of Play

  • New York



New York
United States

About Us

The Institute designs experiences that make learning irresistible. Founded in 2007 by a group of game designers in New York City, the Institute is now home to an interdisciplinary team of designers, strategists and learning practitioners. Our first project was the design and implementation of an innovative New York City public school, called Quest to Learn. At the core of the experiences we design are games, play and the principles that underlie them. Using these principles, we have created institutions, games, programs, events, digital platforms and products. We work wherever people are: in communities, businesses, schools, cultural and civic institutions. Our work unlocks the transformative power of people as seekers and solvers of complex problems, risk takers, inventors and visionaries. It empowers people to thrive as active citizens in a connected world. Find out more @