Játékok (Hungarian: Games) is an ongoing collection of "pedagogical performance pieces" by György Kurtág. He has been writing them since 1973. Nine volumes had been published as of 2017 (by Editio Musica Budapest). Volumes I, II, III, V, VI, VII and IX are for piano solo. Volumes IV and VIII are for piano 4-hands or two pianos.

Volume I was essentially completed in 1973 but not published until 1979, by which time Volumes II, III and IV had also been composed. Volumes V and VI were published in 1997, Volume VII in 2003, Volume VIII in 2010, Volume IX in 2017.

Several pieces from the collection have started to be regularly performed, including a Prelude and Chorale, an Antiphon in F♯, and a piece called 3 in memoriam.

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