“This classic study still provides one of the most acute descriptions available of an often misunderstood subculture: that of fantasy role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. Gary Alan Fine immerses himself in several different gaming systems, offering insightful details on the nature of the games and the patterns of interaction among players—as well as their reasons for playing.” – Publisher

#GameStudies101 selection:


“Review Essay: Copyrighted Subcultures.” Daniel Dayan, From: American Journal of Sociology, 91, Number 5, March 1986, pp. 1219-1228.

Shared Fantasy: Role-Playing Games as Social Worlds (review).” Bill Ellis. From: Journal of American Folklore, 98, Number 389, July-September 1985, pp. 337-339.

Shared Fantasy: Role-Playing Games as Social Worlds (review).” Galen Fogarty. From: First Person Scholar. 29 Jan 2014. Web. 13 Jul 2015.