Win a signed copy of Lost in a Good Game and a PlayStation Classic

What can video games do for us?

As Caboodlers, we all love getting lost in a good book. But what about video games?

When Pete Etchells was 14, his father died from motor neurone disease. In order to cope, he immersed himself in a virtual world – first as an escape, but later to try to understand what had happened. 

In Lost in a Good Game, Pete journeys through the history and development of video games – from Turing's chess machine to mass multiplayer online games like World of Warcraft – via scientific study, to get to the bottom of our relationship with games – why we do it, and what they really mean to us. At the same time, the book is a very unusual memoir of a writer coming to terms with his grief via virtual worlds.

We're giving away a signed copy of Lost in a Good Game and a PlayStation Classic featuring 20 of the best games from the original console, including Final Fantasy VII, TEKKEN 3, and more. 10 lucky Caboodlers will also receive a signed copy of the book. 

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Win a signed copy of Lost in a Good Game

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Terms and Conditions

1 x winner will receive a signed copy of Pete Etchells' Lost in a Good Game and a PlayStation Classic console 
10 x runners-up will each receive a signed copy of Lost in a Good Game

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives, and subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize.
  • Closing date 11:59pm, Thursday 4th July 2019.
  • The competition is open to UK and Irish residents except employees of the Booksellers Association and Book Tokens Ltd., and employees of participating bookshops.
  • Entrants must be aged 13 or over.
  • Entrants will automatically collect 5 Caboodle Points. Find out more about How Caboodle Works.
  • Entrants acknowledge that this competition is a game of chance, which does not involve exercising any skill or judgement.
  • Entrants agree to Book Tokens Ltd. using their details in post-competition publicity. Your details will not be used for any other purpose, or passed onto any third parties, unless specified. Winners’ details may be shared securely with a third-party in order to fulfil the dispatch of competition prizes.
  • We will contact winners by email. In the event of a winner not responding after 14 days, we reserve the right to allocate the prize to another winner.
  • The promoters’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
  • Book Tokens Ltd. will only use your email address and other personal information as outlined in our privacy policy.
  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.

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