Man, Play, and Games
In Man, Play and Games, Caillois investigates the phenomenon of play, which he describes as "an occasion of pure waste: waste of time, energy, ingenuity, skill, and often of money." Caillois defines play as a free and voluntary activity that occurs in a pure space, isolated and protected from the rest of life. Play is uncertain, since the outcome may not be foreseen, and it is governed by rules that provide a level playing field for all participants. In its most basic form, play consists of finding a response to the opponent's action -- or to the play situation -- that is free within the limits set by the rules.
Caillois develops a matrix of types of game, based on whether the role of competition, chance, simulation, or vertigo (being physically out of control) is dominant. Against this, he sets a continuum of ways of playing, ranging from the unrestricted, joyful improvisation characteristic of children's play to the disciplined pursuit of solutions to gratuitously difficult puzzles. Caillois also examines the means by which games become part of daily life and ultimately contribute to various cultures their most characteristic customs and institutions.
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Review: Man, Play and GamesUser Review - Shawn - Goodreads
Building off of Johan Huizinga's account (read my review), Roger Caillois, in Man, Play and Games, introduces an expanded and more exhaustive account of play. Huizinga put forward the thesis of ... Read full review
Review: Man, Play and GamesUser Review - Timothy - Goodreads
This is a great complement to Huizinga's work, and I found Caillois to be a more engaging writer. He brings some really eclectic material to the table, including animal psychology and detailed ... Read full review
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Man, Play, and Games. By ROGER CAILLOIS. Translated by MEYER BARASH New York: Free Press of Glencoe, Inc., 1961. Pp. ix+ 208. $5.00. ...
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Man, Play and Games (ISBN:0029052009) is a 1961 book by Roger Caillois, a translation of Les jeux et les hommes. It is an influential book on ludology, ...
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Presented here in Meyer Barash's superb English translation, Man, Play and Games is a companion volume to Caillois's Man and the Sacred. Subjects: ...
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One of the crucial texts to the study of games is Caillois’ Man, Play, and Games. In it, Caillois defines play as a voluntary, unproductive activity that is ...
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AN INVITATION TO PLAY by ANDY POLAINE |
Twenty years later French philosopher and writer, Roger Caillois, built on Huizinga’s work in Man, Play and Games (Les Jeux et les Hommes, ...
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