Simulation Games # 2: Simulation Game Continuum

The figure explains the relationship between a game, simulation and simulation game. The positive Y axis represents extend of non-reality from a real world situation and the negative Y axis represents the reality. Games have the element of fantasy and chance while the simulations have elements like mathematical symbols, verbal symbols, pictorial representations and physical forms. The simulation games are the integration of games which retain model reality and simulations which describe the model reality with appropriate mathematical and verbal attributes.

Reference: Ochoa, A., “Simulation and Gaming: Simile or Synonym?,” Pedagogy Journal of Education, Sep. 1969, pp. 104-107.

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