dialudic : the nature of play; a dynamic duality of contending forces
a portmanteau of dialectics + ludic
Brian Sutton-Smith claims creation of dialudic in 'Play Theory: A Personal Journey and New Thoughts' American Journal of Play Volume 1, Issue 1. Summer 2008
From the article:
"I now prefer to use my invented word dialudic for a game’s antithetical complexities instead of the historically derived, ideologically charged, philosophical paradigm called dialectics." p. 104.
"If we accept the assumption that play emerges as an imitative mediation of the reflexive-reflective adaptive duality, then it should follow that the nature of play can be described as a dynamic duality of contending forces, that is as dialudic." p. 116.