Monopoly as Serious Game?

In the forty-third episode of The Pop Culture Lens podcast, Christopher Olson and I discuss the history and ideology of the classic board game, Monopoly. In this episode, we present the original intentions behind the board game as being meant to teach socialism — and most definitely not greed. We trace the history of the gameContinue reading “Monopoly as Serious Game?”

Experiences of Hobby Game Players: Motivations Behind Playing Digital and Non-Digital Games

Based on a large online data collection effort back in 2006, the collaboration of GAMA, Ohio State University, and that other website, resulted in a pretty robust dataset that yielded a variety of interesting explorations. By: CarrieLynn Reinhard and Brant Guillory, 20 April 2014 ABSTRACT Central to our understanding of why people play digital games (either videoContinue reading “Experiences of Hobby Game Players: Motivations Behind Playing Digital and Non-Digital Games”