Win a signed copy of Peter Etchells’ new book ‘Lost in a Good Game'

18th Jun 2019

We’ve teamed up with Icon Books to giveaway two signed copies of Peter Etchells’ new book Lost in a Good Game

Lost in a Good Game, by psychologist Pete Etchells, is an exploration of the psychological effects - the pleasures, benefits and disbenefits - of computer games. 

Journeying 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, Etchells investigates the highs and lows of playing 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, Lost in a Good Game is a very unusual memoir of a writer coming to terms with his grief via virtual worlds, as he tries to work out what area of popular culture we should classify games (a relatively new technology) under.

Dr Pete Etchells is a Reader in Psychology and Science Communication at Bath Spa University. His field of research is the behavioural effects of videogames on the human brain. This is his first book.

The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) is delighted to give away two signed copies of Lost in a Good Game by Peter Etchells. To be in with a chance of winning, please click on the link below and answer the following question.

Q. What year did Alan Turing create his chess programme?

A. 1948
B. 1950
C. 1952

Click on this link to enter the competition


The competition is open to members and non-members of the BNA. (Not already a member? Join us today.) The competition opens on 24th June and closes at midnight on Sunday 30th June. 

Terms and Conditions

  • The competition is open to members and non-members
  • The winners are kindly asked to acknowledge the BNA and Peter Etchells via any social media   

Full T&Cs are listed on the entry form

The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) is the largest UK organisation representing all aspects of nervous system research, from single nerve cells to human behaviour and beyond. We welcome everyone interested in the nervous system to get involved; why not join us?


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