What is NASAGA?

The North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA) is THE home for instructional designers, game developers, performance improvement specialists, consultants, trainers, teachers, and educators who use active learning methods to increase engagement, enhance retention, and improve performance. Our annual conference is an interactive experience! Breakout sessions let attendees brainstorm, collaborate, and play games with a focus on learning and improving results. We also host webinars and podcasts, share classroom and boardroom activities, and send out SIMAGES, the NASAGA Newsletter!

What We Do

We are pioneers in the design and facilitation of learning strategies such as…

  • Action Learning
  • Adventure Learning
  • Audio Games
  • Board Games
  • Card Games
  • Closers
  • Computer Games
  • Creativity Techniques
  • E-mail Games
  • Facilitated Activities
  • Framegames
  • Guided Learning
  • Improv Games
  • Instructional Puzzles
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Interactive Stories
  • Jolts
  • Magic Tricks
  • Matrix Games
  • Metaphor Games
  • Metaphorical Simulation Games
  • Openers
  • Paper-and-Pencil Games
  • Playing Card Simulations
  • Reflective Teamwork
  • Role Plays
  • Scavenger Activities
  • Simulation Games
  • Structured Group Discussions
  • Television Framegames
  • Text-based Games
  • Thought Experiments
  • Web Games
  • Web Quests

Our Members

NASAGA draws its talented membership from across a wide spectrum of the educational field.  Members work across the globe in businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions.  We are…

  • Teachers
  • University Professors
  • Instructional Designers
  • Game Designers
  • Facilitators
  • Speakers
  • Performance Improvement Specialists
  • Consultants
  • Corporate Trainers


Everyone can play at NASAGA! Just add your name to our list at the bottom of this page and get involved:

  • Attend our next conference to gain inspiration and meet other NASAGA members
  • Present at our conference to share your expertise or experiment with a new idea
  • Participate in our discussion groups for quick tips and problem-solving tricks
  • Tell your colleagues about NASAGA to make the world of learning a better place!