Lecture 6: The Social Function of Games

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Description: Today's reading, by theorist Roger Caillois, examines the various interactions between players and spectators of games. Students then brainstorm ideas for their first team project: designing a card game for 2-4 players.

Instructors/speakers: Philip Tan, Jason Begy

Related Resources

Church, Doug. "Formal Abstract Design Tools." Gamasutra, July 16, 1999.

Amazon logo Caillois, Roger. "The Social Function of Games." Chapter 3 in Man, Play, and Games. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780252070334.

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