Talk:Game

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I have edited the intro, though it is still not quite satisfactory. There are issues with the later section on the history of games. There are problems, of course, because the page covers games used in several different senses. Be prepared to hive off material into, for instance, board games and field games.

1. Do NOT use direct links to En wiki. Put in proper sources to the sections edited.

2. Use simple English. Most sentences in En wiki are not suitable for us. They need rethinking and rewriting.

3. There is plenty of redundancy in the article, with the same point being made several times over. Only the intro should have brief material which is expanded later.

Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:06, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

  • Perhaps what we need to do is to limit the field by not including sports, and not including competitions between teams. We try to draw the reader's attention to the very different ways the word "game" is used. The theme which underlies most commentaries is that humans take the idea of play so much further than any other animals. Games in that sense are not battles, they are self-entertainment or non-serious competition. We feel that gladiators killing each other in the arena was not a game but some kind of perversion. But it is not so far from the ancient Greek olympiads as all that, because they were limited to males and based on skills which had use in battle. Macdonald-ross (talk) 12:11, 27 September 2019 (UTC)