Books about Play

CoverTitleAuthor(s)Year
Play, Playfulness, Creativity and Innovation (Custom)Play, Playfulness, Creativity and InnovationPatrick Bateson, Paul Martin2013
PlayOfMan (Custom)The Play of ManKarl Groos1901
HomoLudens (Custom)Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play-Element in CultureJohan Huizinga1938
ManPlayGames (Custom)Man, Play and GamesRoger Caillois1961
Playfulness_Imagination (Custom)Playfulness: Its relationship to Imagination and CreativityJ. Nina Leiberman1977
Grasshopper (Custom)The Grasshopper: Games, Life and UtopiaBernard Suits1978
WellPlayed (Custom)The Well-Played GameBernie DeKoven1978, 2013
Ambiguity (Custom)The Ambiguity of PlayBrian Sutton-Smith1997
PlayReconsidered (Custom)Play Reconsidered: Sociological Perspectives on Human ExpressionThomas S. Henricks2006
Rejuvenile (Custom)RejuvenileChristopher Noxon2006
LudicCity (Custom)The Ludic City: Exploring the Potential of Public SpacesQuentin Stevens2007
Play_shapes (Custom)Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the SoulStuart Brown2009
Vygostky (Custom)Vygotsky and Creativity: A cultural-historical approach to Play, Meaning making and the Arts.M. Cathrene Connery, Vera P, John- Steiner & Ana Marjanovic-Shane2010
OmLeg (Custom)Om LegHelle Skovbjerg2013
playfulpath (Custom)A Playful PathBernie DeKoven2014
TeksterOmLeg (Custom)Tekster om LegHelle Skovbjerg, Carsten Jessen2014
PlayMatters (Custom)Play MattersMiguel Sicart2014
AdventurePlaygrounds (Custom)The New Adventure Play Movement: How Communities Across the USA are Returning Risk and Freedom to ChildhoodMorgan Leichter-Saxby and Suzanna Law2015
Diversity-of-Play-Cover_small (Custom)Diversity of PlayMathias Fuchs2015
DarkSide (Custom)The Dark Side of Game Play:
Controversial Issues in Playful Environments
Torill Elvira Mortensen et al. (eds.)2015
play_humancondition (Custom)Play and the Human ConditionThomas S. Henricks2015
Play_Theory_Learning_change (Custom)Play: A Theory of Learning and ChangeTara Brabazon (Editor)2016
WhyWePlay (Custom)Why We Play An Anthropological StudyRoberte Hamayon2016
PlayingTheCity (Custom)PLAYIN' THE CITY:
Artistic and Scientific Approaches to Playful Urban Arts
Judith Ackermann, Andreas Rauscher, Daniel Stein (editors)2016
AnimalPlayBehavior (Custom)Animal play behaviorRobert Fagen1981
bogost-play-anything-high-resPlay AnythingIan Bogost2016
The Power of Play - Voices from the Play CommunityMathias Poulsen (main editor) et al.2017
Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern WorldSteven Johnson2016
Policy for Play: Responding to Children's Forgotten RightAdrian Voce 2015
The Play Ethic: A Manifesto for a Different Way of LivingPat Kane2004