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Bernie De Koven
|Bernie De Koven|
|Born||Bernard Louis De Koven|
October 15, 1941
Appleton, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Died||March 24, 2018(aged 76)|
|Pen name||Major Fun, General Fun|
|Occupation||Game designer, writer, humorist, fun theorist|
|Alma mater||Villanova University|
|Notable work(s)||The Well Played Game|
|Notable award(s)||1967 Rockefeller Fellowship (playwriting)|
2006 Iffil-Raynolds award
|Spouse(s)||Rosanne "Rocky" Friedlander (m. 1966–present)|
|Children||Shael, Elyon Avram Micah|
Bernard Louis De Koven or DeKoven (October 15, 1941 – March 24, 2018) was an American game designer, author, lecturer and fun theorist. He was most notable for his book The Well Played Game, for his works to the New Games Foundation, his work in computer game design, and for his long-running web site, deepFUN.com.
- De Koven, Elyon. "DeKoven Family Tree". Paging the DeKoven family. http://www.dekoven.com/clan1.html. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
- Wilson, Douglas. "Brutally Unfair Tactics Totally OK Now: On Self-Effacing Games and Unachievements." Game Studies. Vol.11, Iss.1. February 2011. ISSN 1604-7982
- Pearce, Celia; Tracy Fullerton; Janine Fron; and Jacquelyn Ford Morie. "Sustainable Play: Toward A New Games Movement For The Digital Age." Games and Culture. Vol.2, No.3. Pp.261-278. July 2007. ISSN 1555-4120
- Thomsen, Michael. "Review: The Smithsonian Celebrates Video Games - America's first art museum and The Art of Video Games." IGN. 30 March 2012