Bernie DeKoven is social activist whose cause is fun. He is the author of The Well-Played Game, Junkyard Sports, and many articles about the connections betweens games and fun. He designs games and events that promote the use of more constructive recreation and more playful learning. He is the originator of the Major Fun award - http://majorfun.com -, providing recognition for "games that make you laugh." He has designed games for Mattel, Epyx, CBS Software, Children's Television Workshop, Gamewright, and Ideal Toys.