This week's topic is: The Magic Circle
Part 1: ‘Why do we play games? (Video)
interactive: (adj.) that allows direct involvement or influence
full-fledged: (adj.) having obtained complete status to be recognized as such
agents: (n.) a person or thing that takes an active role or produces a specified effect.
Part 2: ‘Why do people love games? (Article)
ritualistic: (adj.) invariably performed in the same way
adhere: (v.) to stick to; to believe and follow.
Part 3: ‘The Royal Game of Ur’ (Video)
Replica: (n.) an exact copy or model of something; not the original
cuneiform writing: (n.) the oldest writing system known to man, emerged in Sumer 5,000 years ago
Babylonian: (adj.) from Babylonia, an early state and cultural area based in present-day Iraq and parts of Syria
stripped down to: (phrase) made into a smaller scale, usually means removing the unnecessary parts
astonished: (adj.) amazed, surprised
transpose: transfer something (shape; rules) as they are to a different place or context
tetrahedron: a triangular pyramid.