When many people hear the term gamification many times they picture sitting down in front of a gaming counsel or pulling a board game out of a box and playing as they have always done. This is in fact, classified as Serious Play or Serious Games.
While playing a game may be part of gamification it does not always have to be the final product. Gamification focuses on the phycology behind games and what makes them so engaging. What makes gamification more powerful than serious play is that it can be added to any learning experience with effective results.