Bernard L. De Koven

Bernard L. De Koven

Bernie De Koven is a leading fun theorist who has shown over the course of his 45 year career how fun and playfulness can positively affect every aspect of personal and interpersonal, community and institutional health. Many of the most important trends in games today, from large scale community games to casual game apps have roots in Bernie’s influential ideas. He is the author of The Well-Played Game (originally published by Doubleday in 1978 and reissued in 2013 by MIT Press) as well as Junkyard Sports, and A Playful Path (over 100,000 downloads). He continues to make his work publicly available through his seminars and websites: Deep FunA Playful PathJunkyard Sports, and Major Fun.

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On Having Fun

Rediscovering playfulness
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