Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design (TEXTBOOK)

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Description from book publisher:

Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design: An Encyclopedia of Mechanisms 

Edition: 2nd Edition
First Published: 2022
eBook Published: 3 March 2022
Pub. Location: Boca Raton
Imprint: CRC Press
Pages: 626
eBook ISBN: 9781003179184

    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 for a new design, help solving a specific problem, or assist in getting unstuck in the midst of a project. This book, the first to collect mechanisms like this in the tabletop game design field, aims to be a practical guide that will be a great starting point for beginning designers, a handy guidebook for the experienced, and an ideal classroom textbook.

    Note - Previously the BGG Store sold Edition 1 of this textbook, which was in black & white only. Edition 2 is in full color.