Welcome to Play is Important.
It is. The world would be a dreary place without it. Play keeps our brains as active, if not more, than work. Play brings light into the world, it helps us enjoy the company of our friends, it lets us relax, it can make us happy, it can make us think it lets consider ourselves and the world in entirely new ways, some of which would be impossible outside our imaginations. It’s a serious business.
Games are tools that help is in the important task of play, but it’s the play it’s self that’s the thing. I want to look at these tools and examine their facets, asking always how does this tool help us play?