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Professor Bernard Suits, of the University of Waterloo, is one of the only philosophers of games and gaming. In his book The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia he masterfully took up Wittgenstein's challenge to supply necessary and sufficient conditions for what it means to be a game. That book presents an argument that game playing is the supreme human good --- one that will invite you to think more deeply about games and what it means to live a good life, even if the argument doesn't convince you.
Bernard Suits termed the term lusory attitude in the book The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia, first published in 1978, in which Suits defines the playing of a game as "the voluntary attempt to overcome unnecessary obstacles". He also offers a fuller definition:
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