Things We Think about Games

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Gameplaywright Press, 2008 - Games - 127 pages
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"An unholy mixture of helpful guidebook and jabbing provocation, [THINGS WE THINK ABOUT GAMES] will earn its right to rattle around your brain. It is essential reading for designer, critic, and straight-up rank 'n' file gamer alike."
żRobin D. Laws, creator of HeroQuest and Feng ShuiWill Hindmarch and Jeff Tidball think a lot about games. At their commentary website,, they think out loud about what it means to play games, make games, sell games, and love games. They are gamers.Here, with fellow game designers and notable game players, they think out loud on paper in the first Gameplaywright book.THINGS WE THINK ABOUT GAMES collects dozens on dozens of bite-sized thoughts about games. From the absurd to the magnificent, the demonstrable to the dogmatic, this collection spans both the breadth of gamesżboard, card, roleplaying and moreżand the depth of gaming, offering insights about collecting, playing, critiquing, designing, and publishing.

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User Review  - Joseph Moskie - Goodreads

Good for a laugh. There were a lot of tips about creating board games, which was interesting, but something I don't see myself doing, really. #023 - In a tabletop roleplaying game, the characters are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

I have to change my star rating, because my husband, who had hoped to find the book useful, has now read it. It didn't contain the substance that he had hoped for. If you do intend to read it though ... Read full review

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