Inculcated traits and game-type combinations: a cross-cultural view

The Humanistic and Mental Health Aspects of Sports, Exercise and Recreation American Medical Association Chicago Published In Pages: 5-11
By Roberts, John M., Barry III, Herbert


This study relates the type of games present in a society to the level of cultural complexity. Authors use a "game-type combination scale" that categorizes societies as having: 1) games of physical skill only; 2) games of physical skill and games of chance; and 3) games of physical skill, games of chance, and games of strategy. Results show a relationship between the game-type combination scale and indicators of cultural complexity.

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