Summary of The Game That Can Give You 10 Extra Years of Life

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The Game That Can Give You 10 Extra Years of Life summary
Gamers, stop feeling guilty! You’re not wasting time; you’re increasing your life expectancy.


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Game designer Jane McGonigal not only challenges dismissive attitudes about game play, but avers that it can add to your years and reduce your end-of-life regrets. If you’re searching for a reason to play more and work less, getAbstract recommends this TED Talk for you.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How game play helps people avoid deathbed regrets,
  • How it enables growth in the wake of a trauma, and
  • What daily activities or “quests” increase your lifespan.


Many people dismiss gaming as wasted hours and wonder whether, at death’s door, they will regret the time they spent playing games. Yet according to one report,
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About the Speaker

Jane McGonigal founded Gameful, a website for collaborating on world-changing games.

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