Waltraud Kirschke investigates the history and background of the associative cards in the OH genre. Various individual decks and their unique themes are described and discussed, as well as portrayed within the larger framework of the genre.
The book is alive with practical suggestions for using the cards, plus personal reports from a wide variety of card-users, both private and professional, from many different countries and cultures.
“How best to write about a genre of games whose progress and goals depend on the players themselves, a genre without fixed rules? How to write about games that become their most exciting when the cards comprising their material actually become superfluous as among the players a unique and never-to-be-repeated process of play is brought into being?”
~ Waltraud Kirschke, from the Forward
Black and white + colour illustrations. 136 pages. Published by OH Publishing.
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Articles and further information about this book:
- Synchronicity Cards drawn sight unseen can actually seem to reflect the life situation of the player who drew them, with an unexpected accuracy.
- ECCO Helps Children Through Trauma An educational trainer in Israel discovers that ECCO cards are key in helping children who’ve been traumatized by terrorist activities.
- A Grammar Lesson with OH Cards A 6th grade grammar teacher uses SAGA and original OH for a grammar lesson.
- MORENÁ with Six-Year-Olds A teacher uses the MORENÁ cards to spark six-year-olds to discuss jungle life.
- PERSONA for Reconciliation How three psychologist experts used PERSONA cards to facilitate reconciliation.
- OH Card Experiences Edward C. from Hong Kong shares some of his experiences with using the OH cards
- OH Story | Dawn Brown Different meaningful interpretations of the original OH deck’s clown card.
- OH Assists at a Family Gathering A dreaded family gathering turns out to be a powerful positive experience.
- Breaking the Boundary of We Japanese How OH cards help break the boundary between “We” and “You.”
- Cards of Association for Life-Mapping Map the journey to a goal using six cards in a six-part storytelling structure.
- Cards of Association for Creative Writing Using OH cards for losening creativity and for general problem-solving.
- Child Therapy and Mental Health The use of various OH genre cards in therapy practice with children.
- OH Story | Ralf Linde Why a trainer for Audi (the car manufacurer) uses OH cards.
- OH Story | Marco Holmer How SAGA was used in a storytelling process with children.
- OH Story | Ely Raman A father uses OH Cards to gain insight into his relationship with his sons.