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By Raph Koster

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Just getting together with friends can be enough to give us the little burst of endorphins we crave. We also don’t put aside the notion of constructing abstract models of reality in order to practice with them. We practice our speeches in front of mirrors, run fire drills, go through training programs, and role-play in therapy sessions. There are games all around us. We just don’t call them that. As we age, we think that things are more serious and that we must leave frivolous things behind. Is that a value judgment on games or is it a value judgment on the content of a given game?

For example, humans cannot understand a sentence that is too deeply nested. “The bishop the fireman the mother the football player kicked the baby tossed the baby asked the mother to toss the baby called in the fire to the fire department” is a bad sentence because it violates this rule. The clauses are too deeply nested. We can puzzle it out with our slow logical conscious brain, but we work against our own natures when we do so. Games run into similar limitations. The biggest of them is their very nature.

It’s the source of “common sense” which is often self-contradictory (“look before you leap, but he who hesitates is lost”). It’s the thing that builds approximations of reality. 28 29 The last kind of thinking is not thinking. When you stick your finger in fire, you snatch it back before your brain has time to think about it (seriously, it’s been measured). Calling this “muscle memory” is a lie. Muscles don’t really have memory. They’re just big ol’ springs that coil and uncoil when you run electrical current through them.

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