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Eurogames : the design, culture and play of modern European board games

Author: Stewart Woods
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book chronicles the evolution of tabletop hobby gaming, explores why hobbyists play eurogames, how players balance the structure of 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. This innovative work highlights a popular alternative trend in the gaming community"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Woods, Stewart, 1967-
Eurogames.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2012
(DLC) 2012025613
(OCoLC)761369374
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart Woods
ISBN: 9780786490653 0786490659
OCLC Number: 808367340
Description: 1 online resource (v, 262 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
1. A Brief Introduction to Hobby Games --
2. Anglo-American Hobby Board Games 1960-1995 --
3. Gesellschaftsspiele -Gaming in Germany --
4. From German Games to Eurogames --
5. The Eurogame Genre --
6. Hobby Gamers --
7. The Pleasures of Play --
8. Goals and Outcomes in Social Play --
9. An Act Apart --
Conclusion --
Chapter Notes.
Responsibility: Stewart Woods.

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"This book chronicles the evolution of tabletop hobby gaming, explores why hobbyists play eurogames, how players balance the structure of 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. This innovative work highlights a popular alternative trend in the gaming community"--Provided by publisher.

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"well written and in depth...fascinating.... The notes section and bibliography are both outstanding...a must read. Highly Recommended"--Game Nite"A valuable study of eurogames and eurogame Read more...

 
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