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Modern Perspectives on Game Design
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Series: Studies in Game Design, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 167,870. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Games
Second Edition! The Second Edition of Phillies and Vasel's Contemporary Perspectives in Game Design, now with more material, more discussion problems, and a complete course syllabus from Phillies' university-level game design course.
Designing Wargames - Introduction
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Series: Studies in Game Design, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 134,420. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Games
Designing Wargames introduces the play and design of classic hex-and-counter board wargames. Written as a textbook, Designing Wargames speaks to board and computer game designers, board game players, and designers of serious war games for historical and military study. George Phillies is a Professor in the WPI Program in Interactive Media and Game Dvelopment, with lectures visible on YouTube.
Designing Modern Strategy Games
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Series: Studies in Game Design, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 172,380. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Games
"Designing Modern Strategy Games" is the definitive textbook on game design. It offers rules descriptions, a synoptic analysis of design elements, recommendations of great game designers, more than 100 design projects, and an inspiring essay by Greg Costikyan. This, the second edition of Phillies and Vasel's 2006 text, includes three course plans from Phillies' college-level game design course.
Delightful Bridge
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Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 14,480. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
This book is aimed at improving the skill level of intermediate and advanced players to the next higher level in the ladder. The forty-odd deals that follow explain how the experts solved the problems as they arose at the author's table.
Blackjack Card Counting - How to be a Professional Gambler
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Price: $3.97 USD. Words: 11,760. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Gambling
How to become a professional blackjack card counter. The good news is you don't have to be a mathematical genius to learn how to count cards, the bad news is many of the Hollywood movies depicting the life of a card counter as fast cash and penthouse suites make it all seem a little too easy. This book will give you a realistic look at what it takes to be a professional card counter.
Magic Squares - 50 Brain Teazers
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Price: $3.20 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Magic squares have been around for some 4000 years, possibly starting with the ‘Loh Shu’ square of Chinese legend. They have exercised the minds of recreational puzzlers and mathematicians alike; they appear in art, architecture and books (both novels and learned writings). I have gathered together a selection from the many sources and added a few of my own. It is not a learned text and it may
Stalingrad for Beginners - How to Play
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Series: Studies in Game Design, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,860. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Stalingrad, the 1963 game from Avalon Hill, is the most intensely analyzed board wargame in the history of the board wargaming hobby. Here acknowledged grand master of Stalingrad George Phillies gives the complete novice a copiously illustrated introduction to playing the game. Stalingrad for Beginners includes a thorough description of the rules and a complete sample game.
Scavenger Hunt - New York Central Park
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
This book contains 50 clue-based questions that will send you on a scavenger hunt throughout Central Park. If you want to add a little bit of history into your travels, then you won’t want to miss this book!
The Bear Marches West: 12 Scenarios for 1980s NATO vs Warsaw Pact Wargames
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: British English. Published: May 23, 2012 by Shilka Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
The Bear Marches West contains 12 wargame scenarios set during a fictional Warsaw Pact invasion of West Germany in the 1980s. All the scenarios are based on battles depicted in well-known novels, and are designed to be used with whatever rules the players wish.
Stalingrad for Beginners - Basic Tactics
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Series: Studies in Game Design, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,150. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Stalingrad, the 1963 game from Avalon Hill, is the most intensely analyzed game in the history of the board wargaming hobby. Here acknowledged grand master of Stalingrad George Phillies offers a copiously illustrated (84 full-color figures) introduction to game tactics, including opening moves of the hypermodern defense.