Apr 19, 2010


Any game worth playing is highly social and has a problem that needs solving within it - an objective point in which each individual must become involved, whether it be to reach a goal or to flip a chip into a glass. There must be a group agreement on the rules of the game and group interaction moving toward the objective if the game is to be played.

Every part of the person functions together as a working unit, one small organic whole within the larger organic whole of the agreed environment which is the game structure. Out of this integrated experience, then, a total self in a total environment, comes a support and thus trust which allows the individual to open up and develop any skills that may be needed for the communication within the game. Furthermore, the acceptance of all the imposed limitations creates the playing, out of which the game appears, or as in the theater, the scene.

-Viola Spolin

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