THIS book is primarily designed to be a sequel to my book Transnational Analysis in
Psychotherapy,1 but has been planned so that it can be read and understood independently. The
theory necessary for the analysis and clear understanding of games has been summarized in Part I.
Part II contains descriptions of the individual games. Part III contains new clinical and theoretical
material which, added to the old, makes it possible to understand to some extent what it means to
be game-free. Those desiring further background are referred to the earlier volume. The reader of
both will note that in addition to the theoretical advances, there have been some minor changes in
terminology and viewpoint based on further thinking and reading and new clinical material.
The need for this book was indicated by interested requests from students and lecture audiences for
lists of games, or for further elaboration of games mentioned briefly as examples in a general
exposition of the principles of transactional analysis. Thanks are due in general to these students