Game, but not for a laugh
Before you dismiss the latter activity as childish, let me relieve you of your ignorance, dear reader.
The Learning and Skills Development Agency has published a report entitled The use of computer and video games for learning, which says they can develop the mind.
The LSDA, which compiled the report with Ultralab, a research centre at Anglia polytechic university, says: "Games are also useful for teaching scientific or mathematical concepts that may otherwise be hard to visualise or manipulate." Like the LSC's funding system, for example.