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Play & Games articles

There’s a lot of really interesting work going on with play and games – here are some of the articles that have caught my eye in the last couple weeks.


Bring Back Play and Disorganized Sports to Our Children. From The Innovative Educator.

ChicagoQuest promotes game-playing at school – Chicago Sun-Times

Parents’ behavior linked to kids’ video game playing. Michigan State University

Helicopter Parents Can Impede Child’s Ability to Play. From NC State

Gamasutra – Features – Personality And Play Styles: A Unified Model

Game-based learning

Do Action Video Games Improve Perception and Cognition? Florida Uni research in Frontiers in Cognition journal.

In the Brain, Winning Is Everywhere. How games affect the brain. From Yale.

Five Lessons On Teaching From Angry Birds That Have Nothing Whatsoever To Do With Parabolas. From dy/dan


Find Games For Your Players [Marketing] from What Games Are

Gamers Succeed Where Scientists Fail, Opening Door to New AIDS drug design.

UK ‘must act to solve games industry brain drain’ Tigra study reported by BBC.

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