Boardgame 'Science' - a Meta-list
This list is an attempt to index the most interesting serious geeklists and forum threads on the nature and theory of boardgames, and on game and gamer classification. The list is a work in progress. There is still much to dig up in the archives of BGG and whenever I find something worthwhile, I'll add it to this list. Because of the rather limited functionality of the forum search, the list focuses on geeklists for now. I hope to add more forum threads later.
The list is divided into five chapters:
1) The nature of boardgames: theoretical perspectives on (aspects of) games
2) Boardgame classification theory
3) Game genre definitions
4) Statistical approaches to classification of boardgames and gamers
5) Discussions of mechanics
Please note, that this list is not intended to be complete (which would be impossible), but merely to list what I think are the most interesting / useful / worthwhile contributions to a more serious discussion of the nature of boardgames.
- [+] Dice rolls