Material Detail

Well Played 1.0: Video Games, Value and Meaning

Well Played 1.0: Video Games, Value and Meaning

This is a free textbook that is offered by Amazon for reading on a Kindle.  Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the free Kindle app for smartphones and tablets.  Download the app for your device and start reading for free. 'Video games can be “well played” in two senses. On the one hand, well played is to games as well read is to books. On the other hand, well played as in well done. This book is full of in-depth close readings of video games that parse out the various meanings to be found in the experience of playing a game. 22 contributors (developers, scholars, reviewers and bloggers) look at video games through both senses of “well played.” The goal is to help develop and define a literacy of games as well as a sense of their value as an experience. Video... Show More


  • User Rating
  • Comments
  • Learning Exercises
  • Bookmark Collections
  • Course ePortfolios
  • Accessibility Info

More about this material


Disciplines with similar materials as Well Played 1.0: Video Games, Value and Meaning


Log in to participate in the discussions or sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.