Game

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You learn a lot about people when you play games with them. — Laura Moncur, Pick Me! 02-11-09

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Introduction1

The online guide to traditional games (TradeGames.org)
Games of the world: How to make them, how to play them, how they came to be (Grunfeld)
GameFAQs.com, GameFAQs (Wikipedia)

Dictionary

game : (a) a physical or mental competition conducted according to rules with the participants in direct opposition to each other (b) a division of a larger contest — Webster

Game developer’s dictionary (GameDev.net), OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Game is a structured form of play, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool. Games are distinct from work, which is usually carried out for remuneration, and from art, which is more often an expression of aesthetic or ideological elements. However, the distinction is not clear-cut, and many games are also considered to be work (such as professional players of spectator sports or games) or art (such as jigsaw puzzles or games involving an artistic layout such as Mahjong, solitaire, or some video games).

Key components of games are goals, rules, challenge, and interaction. Games generally involve mental or physical stimulation, and often both. Many games help develop practical skills, serve as a form of exercise, or otherwise perform an educational, simulational, or psychological role. — Wikipedia

Games Encyclopedia (GamePressure), Encyclopædia Britannica

Outline

Outline of Games (Wikipedia)

Portal

Games Portal (Wikipedia)

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Preservation

History

Tradgames (Masters Traditional Games Shop)
Historic games timeline (Historic Games)

Quotation

Quotations Page

Museum

The Strong Museum of Play (Official Site)
The National Museum of Play (Wikipedia)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Community

GameSpot Community

Event

Penny Arcade Inc. (PAX), Games Meetups (Meetup.com)

Reddit

Blog

WordPress

News

Games Spot,
Games News (Science Daily), Top 100 Video Game News Websites and Gaming Blogs: Game Sites for Gamers (Feedspot)

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Dream Machines: How games are unleashing the human imagination (Will Wright, Wired)

Fun

Fun, play and games: What makes games engaging (Marc Prensky)

Humor

Competition

Global Game Jam

Game

Game Dev Tycoon (Green Heart Games)

Arts

The Art of Game Design (Jesse Schell)
Are video games art? (Wired)
Theater festival turns videogames into performance art (Wired)
Game art galleries (Creative Uncut)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

Rumor

Snopes.com

returntotop

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Adventures

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form

Expression

Entertainment Humor, Toy, Hobby, Competition (Game, Sport), Spectacle
Arts Performing, Visual (Architecture), Culinary, Language (Poem), Music, Dance
Belief Hypothesis, Forecast, Rumor, Superstition, Folklore, Faith

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.