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The Resource It's all a game : the history of board games from Monopoly to Settlers of Catan, Tristan Donovan

It's all a game : the history of board games from Monopoly to Settlers of Catan, Tristan Donovan

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It's all a game : the history of board games from Monopoly to Settlers of Catan
Title
It's all a game
Title remainder
the history of board games from Monopoly to Settlers of Catan
Statement of responsibility
Tristan Donovan
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Its all a game
Title variation remainder
the history of board games from Monopoly to Settlers of Catan
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eng
Summary
"Board games have been with us longer than even the written word. But what is it about this pastime that continues to captivate us well into the age of smartphones and instant gratification? In It's All a Game, British journalist and renowned games expert Tristan Donovan opens the box on the incredible and often surprising history and psychology of board games. He traces the evolution of the game across cultures, time periods, and continents, from the paranoid Chicago toy genius behind classics like Operation and Mouse Trap, to the role of Monopoly in helping prisoners of war escape the Nazis, and even the scientific use of board games today to teach artificial intelligence how to reason and how to win. With these compelling stories and characters, Donovan ultimately reveals why board games have captured hearts and minds all over the world for generations"--
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10565362
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Donovan, Tristan
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794
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Board games
  • Board games
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the history of board games from Monopoly to Settlers of Catan
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It's all a game : the history of board games from Monopoly to Settlers of Catan, Tristan Donovan
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
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ocn960239246
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 292 pages
Isbn
9781250082725
Lccn
2017001975
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)960239246
Label
It's all a game : the history of board games from Monopoly to Settlers of Catan, Tristan Donovan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn960239246
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 292 pages
Isbn
9781250082725
Lccn
2017001975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960239246

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