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TIRED OF THE SAME OLD ROUTINE? TRY THE 'NEW GAMES' APPROACH TO PLAY
Jim Kaplan
October 29, 1979
If you've never heard of the New Games Foundation, you're missing one of the best things that ever happened to recreation. Armed with the slogan "play hard, play fair, nobody hurt," a group of young San Franciscans created the Foundation in 1974 (SI, Jan. 7, 1974). Its purpose is "to foster and communicate a style of play encouraging participation, community and creativity...playing for the fun of it." The movement gathered force, and last year NGF workshops in 44 cities were teaching people of assorted ages and cultural backgrounds how to experience the joys of pure play—and how to pass that enjoyment along to others.
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October 29, 1979

Tired Of The Same Old Routine? Try The 'new Games' Approach To Play

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Another section called the Play Connection lists five sister organizations from Connecticut to California that help New Games bring play to the people. A stay-at-home play connection is the unrelated Games Magazine, an excellent bimonthly compendium of puzzles, crosswords, mazes, quizzes, reviews of new games and books, and columns on such old games as chess, backgammon and bridge.

To obtain a free copy of the catalog—or to suggest items for a future one—write the New Games Resource Catalog, P.O. Box 7901, San Francisco, Calif. 94120. Then get to work: play.

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