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Modern Perspectives on Game Design (Studies in Game Design Book 2)
Second Edition! This, the Second Edition of Phillies and Vasel's Contemporary Perspectives in Game Design, delivers interviews with leading board game designers, artists, manufacturers, sellers, and users. From Costikyan to Nestel, from Besinque to Garfield to Seyfarth, Modern Perspectives in Game Design presents the insights of men and women who design modern board games. ...more
Kindle Edition, 549 pages
Published September 9th 2012
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This is an odd and uneven book that's more about games publishing than game design per se. Tom Vasel is the head of the Dice Tower podcast, and in this book puts together a bunch of interviews with game industry professionals, all conducted around 2005. There's a solid cross section of the hobby here, from Avalon Hill grognard wargamers, to Essen-style German family game designers, from big publishers like Steve Jackson to people who run monthly email lists about games. There are dips into ...more