While board games can appear almost primitive in the digital age, eurogames--also known as German-style board games--have increased in popularity in near-concurrence with the rise of video games. Eurogames have simple rules, 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, 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. Combining history, cultural studies, leisure studies, ludology, and play theory, this innovative work highlights a popular alternative trend in the gaming community.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Stewart Woods
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Imprint: McFarland & Co Inc
Dimensions: Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 22.90cm
ISBN 10: 0786467975
Publication Date: 15 August 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
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