Game descriptions and game reviews

Game Design Materials

Games to create games

Games with an agenda

Games for intercultural education – typically Unusable Games

Mathematic Game Theory games (Mathematische Spieltheorie)

  • Prisoner’s dilemma / Gefangenendilemma
  • Game of Chicken
  • Eisverkäufer am Strand (Hotellings Law)

Games and game mechanics (easy) to repurpose as teaching tools

Just addictive or plain fun

Lists and ressource sites

Traditional Games

  • Mancala
    “Mancala, in being such early evidence of human play, resembles contemporary game boards by having territories (zones for play), actions (moving stones), rules (direction on board, number of tokens distributed), tokens (pieces that represent the player, the player’s team, or other types of subject positions), and feedback (amounts collected). The fact that these early mancala boards were developed and customized speaks to the aesthetic importance of games and how the play experience has, for thou- sands of years, been intertwined with aesthetics.”
    – Mary Flanagan (2009), “Radical Play. Radical Game Design.”, p.65
  • Senet
  • Pacheesi
  • Morra
  • Royal Game of Ur
  • Go or WeiQi