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When you're playing games, mathematics probably isn't the first thing on your mind. But there's rich mathematical thinking in many of the most popular games games, even those that aren't explicitly billed as educational. In this talk, we'll play some games, learn about some others, and explore examples of mathematics in games that don't typically come to mind when thinking about education.