Essays

A list of essays on gaming.

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It’s Not Your Turn: Play During Free Time

Jordan Barber explores the design behind free time during board games and what it means to wait in line until it’s your turn to play.

The Addictive Properties of Party Games

Aaron Lynch sorts through the essential elements of a party game and which ones to avoid.

Let’s Play Together: Interaction Structures in Board Games

Jason Schumacher compares the various levels of interaction in board games and how they change the competitive relationships of players.