About us

The Useful Games site is being developed by David Wilcox and Drew Mackie, who have worked together since the early 1980s on regeneration projects, partnerships and community participation. During that time we have developed a range of workshop games, some of which are available here.

Drew trained as an architect, and as well as his urban design work has developed scores of games and simulations.

David initially worked as a journalist, then as a consultant in partnerships and participation. Over the past ten years he has also worked in the field of community technology and social media. More at his blog Designing for Civil Society.

Some of the items on this site originally appeared here, or on David's blog