How to live well together


Welcome to the infinite game!

Imagine if life was a game, an infinite game in which we continually changed the rules to keep our deepest values in play and ensure that everyone could take part. What kind of player would you be? 

The infinite game project was started by Niki Harré from the University of Auckland. The project was inspired by James Carse’s book Finite and Infinite Games, a wonderful work of scholarship and poetry that offers a new metaphor to help understand our time. 

Niki's book The Infinite Game: How to Live Well Together is available from Auckland University Press here. Click here to purchase from Amazon and here for the Kindle version.

Click here for a podcast in which Maria Armoudian and I discuss The Infinite Game and here for an interview with Kathryn Ryan on RNZ. Here is a review by Alex Beattie in the Scoop Review of Books. The Infinite Game was the winner of the 2019 Ashton Wylie Mind, Body & Spirit Literary Award.

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A 2018 edition of Psychology for a Better World: Working with People to Save the Planet, is also available now from Auckland University Press or on Amazon. A 15 minute video of the main ideas is available on YouTube. And here is a review of the 2018 edition by Anna Walters.

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You can use this site to find out more about the infinite game, check out up coming infinite game events, read Niki's occasional blog and related academic articlesregister for updates, request a talk or workshop, and download a manual.