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See below for a selection of the latest books from Board games category. Presented with a red border are the Board games books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Board games books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
Despite the advent and explosion of video games, boardgames--from fast-paced party games to intensely strategic titles--have in recent years become more numerous and more diverse in terms of genre, ethos and content. The growth of gaming events and conventions such as Essen Spiel, Gencon and the UK Games EXPO, as well as crowdfunding through sites like Kickstarter, has diversified the evolution of game development, which is increasingly driven by fans, and boardgames provide an important glue to geek culture. In academia, boardgames are used in a practical sense to teach elements of design and game mechanics. Game studies is also recognizing the importance of expanding its focus beyond the digital. As yet, however, no collected work has explored the many different approaches emerging around the critical challenges that boardgaming represents. In this collection, game theorists analyze boardgame play and player behavior, and explore the complex interactions between the sociality, conflict, competition and cooperation that boardgames foster. Game designers discuss the opportunities boardgame system designs offer for narrative and social play. Cultural theorists discuss boardgames' complex history as both beautiful physical artifacts and special places within cultural experiences of play.
Three hundred ocean creatures populate the board of this carefully engineered game. Pick a counter from the box and be the first to spot that animal on the board! Coming in a triangular box with a hexagonal double-sided board, I Saw It First! Ocean features charming illustrations by Caroline Selmes. Simple to understand but addictive to play, this fun and challenging game will delight adults and children alike.
Millennial Loteria took the world by storm with its hilarious and extremely relatable parody of Loteria, the classic Mexican Bingo game. Now you can take your obsession to the next level and play with up to 20 of your fave followers with this new expansion pack, which includes: - 10 new Millennial Loteria cards (Including 1 special Shiny AF card) - 10 extra playing boards - 80 extra bitcoin tokens OMG IMPORTANT INFO: This expansion pack only works when combined with the full Millennial Loteria game, which is sold separately. If you don't own it yet, add it to your cart ASAP!
'Timely... wonderfully entertaining' - The Wall Street Journal In It's All A Game renowned games expert Tristan Donovan opens the box on the incredible and often surprising history and psychology of board games. He traces the evolution of the game across cultures, time periods, and continents, from the paranoid Chicago toy genius behind classics like Operation and Mouse Trap, to the role of Monopoly in helping prisoners of war escape the Nazis, and even the scientific use of board games today to teach artificial intelligence how to reason and how to win. With these compelling stories and characters, Donovan ultimately reveals why board games have captured hearts and minds all over the world for generations.