Games People Play is the bestselling book by Psychiatrist Dr. Eric Berne which uncovered the dynamics of human relationships. In Games, Berne introduced his theory of Transactional Analysis to the population at large. Since the publication of Games People Play in 1964 to the updated 40th anniversary edition in 2004, over 5 million copies have been sold worldwide in nearly 20 languages. Games was the best selling non-fiction book of the 1960s and spent over 100 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List. Today, the book remains immensely popular and continues to sell tens of thousands of copies per year.
Games People Play represents many things to many people. One modern critic said: