Does anyone know some good books on abstracts? I know Cameron Browne's book on hex strategy. And Berlekamps book on Dots and Boxes. Also of course Winning Ways for your mathematical plays.
Does anyone know some? Either on abstracts in general of (preferably) on a specific game.
Cameron Browne's Connection Games: Variations on a Theme covers much more than a single game, but (as the title implies) all of the games covered are connection-oriented. It's a pretty fascinating tome that will teach you at least a couple dozen new abstracts on a read-through. It's sort of a middle ground between catch-all books and one on a specific title.
(Disclaimer: I was co-copyeditor of Connection Games and several games of my own invention are described therein.)