pseudogame

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pseudo- +‎ game

Noun[edit]

pseudogame (plural pseudogames)

  1. An activity or situation with certain aspects of a game.
    • 1997, Vicki Abt, Leonard Mustazza, Coming After Oprah: Cultural Fallout in the Age of the TV Talk Show (page 84)
      Like all sporting contests and board games, the pseudogame of talk TV first requires players, willing participants who agree to leave the real world for a while and to enter the play world, abiding by its contrived laws []