9780786467976-0786467975-Eurogames: The Design, Culture and Play of Modern European Board Games

Eurogames: The Design, Culture and Play of Modern European Board Games

ISBN-13: 9780786467976
ISBN-10: 0786467975
Author: Stewart Woods
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Format: Paperback 262 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780786467976
ISBN-10: 0786467975
Author: Stewart Woods
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Format: Paperback 262 pages

Summary

Acknowledged author Stewart Woods wrote Eurogames: The Design, Culture and Play of Modern European Board Games comprising 262 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0786467975 and 9780786467976. Since then Eurogames: The Design, Culture and Play of Modern European Board Games textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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While board games can appear almost primitive in the digital age, eurogames--also known as German-style board games--have increased in popularity nearly concurrently with the rise of video games. Eurogames have simple rules and short playing times and emphasize strategy over luck and conflict. This book examines the form of eurogames, the hobbyist culture that surrounds them, and the way that hobbyists experience the play of such games. It chronicles the evolution of tabletop hobby gaming and explores why hobbyists play them, how players balance competitive play with the demands of an intimate social gathering, and to what extent the social context of the game encounter shapes the playing experience. Combining history, cultural studies, leisure studies, ludology, and play theory, this innovative work highlights a popular alternative trend in the gaming community.

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