Re: Unwritten Rules|
Stephen's editorial response:
You raise some terrific questions. I hope readers will respond to
them. Anyone interested in the reasons we play games should start with
the answer(s) given by Johann Huizinga, a Dutch anthropologist, in his
classic text, Homo Ludens. He argues that play precedes culture (since
animals play), shows that games (broadly defined) are universal, and
suggests that playing games may be instinctual. His answer to "Why do
we play games?" might be because we're wired that way (although of course
he never says that).
|The Life of Games
No. 2 (April 2000)
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