The games we play [video]

Here’s a neat little video on the little games that we may often play subconsciously while waiting, bored and just filling time.

It’s interesting, I remember playing a similar game in the car when I was little except I would face forward watching the road ahead of us. As we drove I would imagine the car launching into the air to avoid any of the road cast in shadow and then landing again on the sunny parts to recharge it’s jump power.

The video shows how we may often turn to play and games to fill time, and how many of us may create very similar games in similar contexts. Also to me it shows we are all game designers to some extent, even if we don’t realise it.

2 thoughts on “The games we play [video]”

  1. If you’re at the ballpark: Watch the etrine game. That is, watch what other players do when they are not directly involved in the play at hand. Watch the interaction of the various fielders on a play, Look for players backing up plays, cut-offs and fakes, runners advancing or not advancing. Watch the third base coach and the managers’ signals. Try to anticipate what the manager will do in a given situation (steal vs. hit-and-run, put in a reliever, etc.).

  2. I would love to watch a game of baseball… unfortunately it’s not that popular in Australia, but I agree it can be a lot of fun at any sporting match to watch for the other little things going on.

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