The Well-Played Game: A Player's Philosophy

The Well-Played Game: A Player's Philosophy Review

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Title:The Well-Played Game: A Player's Philosophy

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  • Anna Anthropy

    the suggestion of this book is that when we play games, our primary goal is often not victory - it's establishing a satisfying dynamic between all included parties, it's meaningful play. we accomplish...

  • James Klagge

    Originally written in 1978, it has the feel of the '70's. The book reads like a sort of stream of consciousness conversation as the author moves from one aspect to another of game-playing. I am a fan ...

  • Ien Cheng

    Love the premise and outlook and spirit of DeKoven and this book....

  • Krzysztof

    Mostly high-level musings on the nature of play and what it means to play well with one another. The first half of the read is kind of a slog, but then it all comes together in the second half where m...

  • Sandy Morley

    I'm intrigued by the concepts and interested by the perspective, but this is not an easy read. It's fun for a while, but repetitive.There's a section in chapter 7 that goes like this: "I was having fu...

  • Jonathan Cassie

    An extraordinary book on what it means to be a good player and what games that are well-played look like. A work of philosophy at its heart, it is also a practical way of understanding the differences...

  • Davey

    It's kind of an exploration of what Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is talking about with flow. But pretty much in the context of playing games. But then, by the author's definition, lots of things can be gam...

  • Tiffany Taylor attaway

    An easy read but a different perspective on why and how we play games....

  • Gintaras

    A well-read book....

  • Lori Kane

    Seminal book for people who aspire to bring more playfulness into the world, especially poets, game creators, play event creators, and inventors....