Jesper Juul writes: “I have come to think that there are four main theories of “fun”, or at least experience in video games. They are: Rules, Fiction, Social and Feel. When I teach game studies classes, I usually invite students to mention their favorite game and then discuss which of the categories it falls under. The categories are not exclusive, but they have their own favorite game examples”.
Read the full blog post at http://www.jesperjuul.net/ludologist/the-four-theories-of-fun