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



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


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 (, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


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 of Games (Wikipedia)


Games Portal (Wikipedia)




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


Quotations Page


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


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




GameSpot Community


Penny Arcade Inc. (PAX), Games Meetups (





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







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


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



Global Game Jam


Game Dev Tycoon (Green Heart Games)


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)


OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form


Song Lyrics





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