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War and Games
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 331

War and Games

These comparative studies focus on the relationship between war and games in an effort to achieve an understanding of the phenomenon of war, in order ultimately to avoid it.

Children and Games in the Middle Ages
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 32

Children and Games in the Middle Ages

Describes the life of children in medieval times, their games, pastimes, education, and the ways in which they were prepared for different roles in medieval society.

24 Games You Can Play on a Checker Board
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 64

24 Games You Can Play on a Checker Board

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007
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  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith

24 fantastic games to play on a checkerboard!

Contributions to the Theory of Games
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 395

Contributions to the Theory of Games

These two new collections, numbers 28 and 29 respectively in the Annals of Mathematics Studies, continue the high standard set by the earlier Annals Studies 20 and 24 by bringing together important contributions to the theories of games and of nonlinear differential equations.

Encyclopedia of Video Games: A-L
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 763

Encyclopedia of Video Games: A-L

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012
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  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This encyclopedia collects and organizes theoretical and historical content on the topic of video games, covering the people, systems, technologies, and theoretical concepts as well as the games themselves. * More than 300 A–Z cross-referenced and integrated entries, from Atari to Zelda * Dozens of screenshots and photographs * A "Further Reading" bibliography section is included with many entries

Games of the North American Indians: Games of skill
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 846

Games of the North American Indians: Games of skill

"Reprinted from the original 1907 edition published as the Twenty-fourth annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1902-1903, Smithsonian Institution"--T.p. verso.

Games for Children
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 145

Games for Children

This book shows how to use games in the classroom to strengthen language learning.

Man, Play, and Games
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

Man, Play, and Games

Play is "an occasion of pure waste: waste of time, energy, ingenuity, skill, and often of money." It is also an essential element of human social and spiritual development. In this study, Roger Caillois defines play as a voluntary activity that occurs in a pure space, isolated and protected from the rest of life. Within limits set by rules that provide a level playing field, players move toward an unpredictable outcome by responding to their opponents' actions. Caillois qualifies types of games and ways of playing, from the improvisation characteristic of children's play to the disciplined pursuit of solutions to gratuitously difficult puzzles. He also examines the means by which games become part of daily life, ultimately giving cultures their most characteristic customs and institutions.

Glued to Games
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 186

Glued to Games

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011
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  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

With video game sales in the billions and anxious concerns about their long-term effects growing louder, "Glued to Games: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellbound" brings something new to the discussion. It is the first truly balanced research-based analysis on the games and gamers, addressing both the positive and negative aspects of habitual playing by drawing on significant recent studies and established motivational theory. Filled with examples from popular games and the real experiences of gamers themselves, "Glued to Games" gets to the heart of gaming's powerful psychological and emotional allure--the benefits as well as the dangers. It gives everyone from researchers to parents to gamers themselves a clearer understanding the psychology of gaming, while offering prescriptions for healthier, more enjoyable games and gaming experiences.

Game On, Hollywood!
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 232

Game On, Hollywood!

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-02-04
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  • Publisher: McFarland

"The essays take on several points of game and film intersection, looking at story lines, aesthetics, mechanics, and production. The book is about adaptation (video game to film, film to video game) but it is even more about narrative, drawing attention to the ways, workings and possibilities of telling a story in the present moment"--