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Holden, I liked that you used the game to critique the readings; that's kind of an inversion of the assignment, but a good one! I'm not sure you fully grasp Suit's notion of inefficiency though, and I don't know this game well enough to critique your critique. However I can say that I suspect there are in fact obstacles in the game that qualify under Suits' definition. His point is really that obstacles are what distinguish what Caillois would call paidia, that is, open-ended play, versus ludus, which is more goal-oriented and structured.

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