Hobby Games: The 100 Best

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James Lowder
Green Ronin Pub., 2007 - Games - 380 pages
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In Hobby Games: The 100 Best, the top designers, authors and publishers in the hobby games field write about the most enjoyable and cleverly designed games of the last 50 years. Their essays cover the spectrum of the hobby market, from role-playing games to collectible card games, miniatures games to wargames to board games, with titles both familiar and esoteric. Writers include such legendary designers as Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons; Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering and Larry Harris, creator of Axis and Allies; best-selling authors R. A. Salvatore, Tracy Hickman, Ed Greenwood, and Michael Stackpole; computer industry notables Bruce Shelley of Ensemble Studios (Age of Empires) and Jack Emmert of Cryptic Studios (City of Heroes); as well as dozens of other noteworthy and award-winning creators. Hobby Games: The 100 Best also features a foreword by board game legend Reiner Knizia and an afterword by wargame legend James F. Dunnigan.

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User Review  - domolyte - LibraryThing

I went into this hoping it would be comprised of descriptions of why the contributors love these games, but too often they're straight-up descriptions that are no different from box copy or reading ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ien Cheng - Goodreads

A few nice mini-essays here, but there is generally better writing about these kinds of games online at BoardGameGeek. Read full review

About the author (2007)

James Lowder is the author of several fantasy novels, including the Ravenloft ̈ novels "Knight of the Black Rose" and "Spectre of the Black Rose."

James F. Dunnigan is the author of many books and over a hundred historical simulations. He has been a lecturer to the State Department, the CIA, and the U.S. Army War College. He lives in New York City.

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