"Do we only play a game using different devices, cards and boards or play it on fields? Do we really know that we are playing a game?
Jane McGonigal gives us an idea that the game can be called a game only when it meets 4 defining traits; and all at once. ‘All games share four defining traits: a goal, rules, a feedback system, and voluntary participation’ (McGonigal, 2011: 21). To see how these 4 traits are fundamental let’s take snooker for instance. While we are playing, we are playing of one's own free will, accepting all the rules, knowing our goals and getting feedback through a score card. We are doing it instead of taking all of the snooker balls and dropping each of them to the pockets using our hands.
Seemingly the definition of McGonigal may seem really easy and fully acceptable, however after careful consideration and analysis it becomes more complex.......'