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Finite and Infinite Games

James P. Carse

There are at least two kinds of games, states James P. Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. One could be called finite; the other infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, wh...
Publish Date
2013
January 5
First Published in 1986
Goodreads rating
3.9
ISBN
9781476731711
Recommendations
6
Recommendations
It’s basically a book about games, but then it turns out it’s about the meaning of life.     source
Gave me a mathematical framework for my own spirituality.     source
About life and how to navigate in a more improvisational way.     source
A fundamental interest is gamification – thinking of things in game terms and designing things in gaming terms is one of the profound things that civilization has done for a very long time.     source
I like Finite and Infinite Games which has been going around a lot.     source