The games that human cultures have devised over the centuries have intricate and complex structures. To begin with, they are narrative forms. They are comparable to other narrative forms that are able to engross human beings and are more readily available to most people. And they have an added advantage over the other forms: agents can participate actively in them rather than merely watch them or read them. As narrative forms in which agents are able to be active participants, they represent fundamental social processes in miniaturized structures.