There are many reasons why we play. I have included a link to a report written by Nicole Lazzaro of XeoDesign in CA. It is very thoughtful and worth reading. Throughout time games have been a method of bringing people together. From the Aztecs to the Egyptians, the Greeks and the Romans. People enjoy watching and participating. It was as early as the 1940's that computer aided games caught our attention. The question we should consider is why do we keep returning to play?