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BLAP Gamification

As I've been talking more about gamification, I found that I needed a term for gamification that focused on points, levels, achievements, and badges.   Playing with the first letters of these concepts led me to coin the term BLAP gamification:






The term "BLAP gamification" also provides a good mental image of what happens when a gamification consultant takes a structure of points, levels, badges, and achievements and drops it down on a non-gaming context:  BLAP!

I've used the term as the base of an introduction to gamification post that I made on the TL-DR blog where I am a guest author, and you can see that post at

BLAP: You have gained +1 in Gamification!

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