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Everything Other Than Chess by Claude NeedhamTwenty-four unique games that can be played with a chess set--but are definitely not chess--are explored in this imaginative collection. Instructions and diagrams thoroughly explain the setup for each game and what additional equipment--such as a six-sided die, counting stones or beans, or small stickers--may be needed.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2006
The Game Designer's Playlist: Innovative Games Every Game Designer Needs to Play by Zack HiwillerIn The Game Designers Playlist, top game design instructor Zack Hiwiller introduces more than 70 remarkable games, revealing how they work, why they're great, and how to apply their breakthrough techniques in your own games. Ranging from Go to Texas Hold'em and Magic: The Gathering to Dishonored 2, Hiwiller teaches indispensable lessons about game decision-making, playability, narrative, mechanics, chance, winning, originality, cheats, and a whole lot more. He gleans powerful insights from virtually every type of game: console, mobile, PC, board, card, and beyond. Every game is presented in full colour, with a single purpose: to show you what makes it exceptional, so you can create legendary games of your own. Discover how game designers use randomness and luck Make the most of narrative and the narrator's role Place the game challenge front and centre Optimise game mechanics, and place mechanics in a broader context Uncover deep dynamic play in games with the simplest rules Find better ways to teach players how to play See what games can teach about the process of game design Build games with unusual input/output modalities Explore winning, losing, and game dynamics beyond "one-vs.-all"
This NY Times Critic's Pick tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country.
Young Ivan Drago's newfound love of board games catapults him into the fantastical and competitive world of game invention, and pits him against the inventor Morodian, who has long desired to destroy the city of Zyl, founded by Ivan's grandfather. To save his family and defeat Morodian, Ivan must come to know what it is to be a true Games Maker.
The ultimate multi-platform version of CATAN. Play CATAN in the original implementation including many extensions, online with people from all over the world or compete against clever computer opponents.