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The Magic of Games

UWK

Publisher: Edition Donau-Universität Krems

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Summary

The 15th Vienna Gamens Conference "The Future and Reality of Gaming" (FROG) 2021 has explored how magic and games seem almost inextricably intertwined. This volume collects 17 contributions that have emerged from the conference, and which together form a multi-faceted examination of the "Magic of Games".
Available since: 10/25/2022.
Print length: 470 pages.

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