Review: Man, Play, and Games by Roger Caillois

Foregoing my normal reviews. Man, Play, and Games is a must read for those interested in games and the role of play. Initially, the book starts out quite strong by defining games and investigating the different categories of games. It raises questions about what one might be able to discern about a culture based on their games and develops a theory of games. Where my interest waned were in the chapters: Competition and Chance and Revivals in the Modern World.

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