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Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design: An Encyclopedia of Mechanisms compiles hundreds of different mechanisms, organized by category. Each has a description of how it works, discussion of its pros and cons, how it can be implemented, and examples of specific games that use it. Building Blocks can be read cover to cover, used as a reference when looking for inspiration ...more
Hardcover, 516 pages
Published July 8th 2019 by CRC Press
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Serge Pierro
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As the hobby expands, so does the range of subjects available for books. With Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design: An Encyclopedia of Mechanisms, authors, Geoffrey Engelstein and Issac Shalev, have written a book focused on the analysis and categorization of Game Mechanisms. Lets take a look at what this important work has to offer.

The book weighs in at a hefty 500+ pages and is predominantly laid out into thirteen chapters, featuring topics such as, Game Structure, Auctions, Worker
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Erittäin käytännöllinen lähdeteos näin lautapeliarvosteluja kokoavaa sivustoa rakentavalle tässä esitelty luokittelutapa on hyödyllinen ja kiinnostava, joskaan ei mitenkään lopullisesti valmis.

Jos harrastaa lautapelien suunnittelemista, tästä saa paljon ajattelemisen aihetta etenkin jos oma kokemus erilaisista pelimekaniikoista on vajavaista.
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