On the Scope of Gaming.
Gaming and simulation mean different things to different people. Currently, separate groups work on interrelated but basically different areas. Each has its own special goals, terminology, and criteria of validation. Yet there is sufficient overlap among them that it is important to clarify the common and different interests and terminology. This paper examines the general topic of gaming to determine a basic methodology and theory of gaming. It discusses different types of games and different purposes, and notes a method of applying the work presented here to the construction of validation procedures for specific games. 29 pp. Ref.