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In many languages a term synonymous with play, but distinguished in English as specifying a certain activity associated with play (as opposed to a general activity performed playfully) which is contextualized and structured according to certain rules and social conventions (and typically, goals and winners). See alsocommunication game; language games; videogame.

Subjects: Arts and Humanities.

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