James Morgan

Document Type

Final Class Paper

Publication Date

Spring 2022


definition of a gamer


Gaming - it is a hobby enjoyed by many and easily accessible for all. But what is considered gaming? A game can be classified as something to do for past time or as an amusement. As it is defined in the oxford dictionary “gaming” can be categorized into two definitions: 1.the playing of games developed to teach something or to help solve a problem, as in a military or business situation, or 2. Digital Technology. the playing of computer or video games. According to the definition on, board games or physical games can still be considered gaming. Definition two is more aligned with what most people associate gaming with, playing video games on a digital platform. Though board games and physical games can be considered gaming, definition two shall be utilized to help define the question, what defines a gamer?