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further thoughts on cheating

In her article called Cheaterpants, a person I have come to know and love (virtually speaking), one PinkNinya Yammer-blastLil, muses deeply on the nature of cheating. You’ve probably already mused deeply on the cheating thing, having read my most recent of many articles on the art of cheating. At any rate, I loved what she had to say, and felt…

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Draw Something & the art of cheating

In his article in the LATimes, Cheating rampant on OMGPOP’s Draw Something — what to do? David Sarno writes: “There’s no real way to flag a player for cheating, or to ban or block them — or even to message them to ask them to stop. (Enterprising players, this writer included, have tried to use…

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Cheating for fun

It’s been a long time since I sat down with a deck of cards and played solitaire. So used to the well-ordered clarity and immediacy of computer solitaire games have I become that I had almost completely forgotten about the many charms and “affordances” of a physical deck of actual playing cards. Aside from the…

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Playing for the fun of it

Knots at the Athens Plaython

When we think about playing something “for the fun of it,” we’re generally not thinking about the game itself, but about the players and their reasons for playing. Some games, however, are designed that way, to be played just for fun, to invite playfulness, laughter, spontaneity, creativity. There are party games, theater games, waiting games,…

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Tug of War

Tug of War sculpture at the Suvarnabhumi Airport

The SportIf we were playing the official version of Tug of War, we’d be representing not just ourselves, but our clubs, our neighborhoods, communities, countries. So we’d have to have officials. And these officials would make sure that all the rules were kept exactly as they were meant to be kept, and all the players…

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