8-2 | Play and the Human Condition

Book Review

Play and the Human Condition

Thomas S. Henricks
Chicago, IL: University of Illiois, 2015. References, index, images. 252 pp. $29.00 paper. ISBN: 9780252080685

by Miguel Sicart

First Paragraph:

Thanks to the commercial and cultural impact of digital games and leisure, the study of play is becoming a popular topic in academic research. Thomas S. Henricks’s Play and the Human Condition is one of the most relevant, most authoritative texts recently published on the study of play, and it should soon become an inescapable reference for scholars interested in understanding the cultural, social, and aesthetic importance of play in contemporary society.