Life Games

All games have an important and probably decisive influence on the destinies of the players under ordinary social conditions; but some offer more opportunities than others for lifelong careers and are more likely to involve relatively innocent bystanders.  This group may be conveniently called Life Games.  It includes “Alcoholic,” “Debtor,” “Kick Me,” “Now I’ve Got You, You Son of a Bitch,” “See What You Made Me Do” and their principal variants.  They merge on one side with marital games, and on the other with those of the underworld.

— Dr. Eric Berne MD on Life Games in Games People Play.

List of Life Games in Games People Play

  1. Alcoholic
  2. Debtor
  3. Kick Me
  4. Now I’ve Got You, You Son of a Bitch
  5. See What You Made Me Do