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Seattle hospital uses Pokemon Go in patient recovery

Priscilla and Olivia Wagoner, 10-year-old twins at Harborview Medical Center, aren't thinking of the severe burns that have kept them in the hospital for about two weeks and away from their home in Columbia Falls, Mont.

Jul 22, 2016
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Pokémon Go—health benefits and safety tips

Since its recent release, Pokémon GO has captured the attention of players across the world. With thousands answering the call to "catch 'em all," Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Irvin Sulapas discusses the game's health ...

Jul 19, 2016
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Game

A game is a structured activity, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool. Games are distinct from work, which is usually carried out for remuneration, and from art, which is more concerned with the expression of ideas. However, the distinction is not clear-cut, and many games are also considered to be work (such as professional players of spectator sports/games) or art (such as jigsaw puzzles or games involving an artistic layout such as Mah-jongg solitaire).

Key components of games are goals, rules, challenge, and interaction. Games generally involve mental or physical stimulation, and often both. Many games help develop practical skills, serve as a form of exercise, or otherwise perform an educational, simulational or psychological role. According to Chris Crawford, the requirement for player interaction puts activities such as jigsaw puzzles and solitaire "games" into the category of puzzles rather than games.

Attested as early as 2600 BC, games are a universal part of human experience and present in all cultures. The Royal Game of Ur, Senet, and Mancala are some of the oldest known games.

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