Gift Horse Download

The Gift Horse cover image

The Gift Horse is a Lyric Game designed by Sarah Le-Fevre and Terry Pearce of Untold Play. It was first played with a small group at the Games-based Learning Virtual Conference on 24th April 2022.

Download “The Gift Horse”

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You can download The Gift Horse for free, but making a small donation via Kofi will help to support Ludogogy, and make it possible for us to develop more games for download


The Gift Horse invites you to tune into the animal which has attached itself to you – and find out more about it and yourself.  You can play on your own or with others, and either put aside time for a play session, or make the game a regular practice which fits into your everyday life.

Play by journaling, having conversations or just in your head. The Gift Horse wants to give you an experience just for you, and invites you to become the player, and designer of, an adventure of discovery with your animal avatar.

The game is suitable to be used in learning settings to encourage reflection, maybe on roles within a team, or for reflective coaching. Its eventual applications are limited only by your imagination, as you are free to amend this game, or create your own game based on it.

Editor at Ludogogy
Sarah Le-Fevre is a games-based learning professional who specialises in organisational learning around systemic ‘wicked problems’, and helping businesses spot and exploit opportunities for ethical ‘for good’ innovation. She works with tools such as Lego® Serious Play® and the Octalysis gamification framework to create compelling immersive learning experiences. She is currently writing a book outlining a systems practice approach to delivering impactful learning within organisations.

A real board games nerd, she is considering having her floors reinforced to support the ever increasing weight of the boxes. When she is not designing or facilitating learning games she is the editor of Ludogogy Magazine. Sarah lives in Oxfordshire with her husband, younger daughter, and a beautiful (but very loud) Bengal cat.

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Terry Pearce is a bespoke learning designer, who focuses on game-based learning and gamification in designing learning experiences. He’s the founder of Untold Play, where he’s committed to putting the power of play to work in learning. In his 20-year career in L&D, his learning design has won awards from Reed Learning, the Healthcare People Management Association and The NHS London Modernisation Agency.

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2 Comments

  1. When playing, “The Gift Horse” can mythical creations also be used as the animal we align with? Getting ready to play with some friends next week.

    • Absolutely. The Gift Horse is yours to play with and modify as you wish. If you want to align with a mythical creature, or historic figure, or even an inanimate object, that’s entirely up to you. Enjoy your game

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