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Floor Games (Webster's Spanish Thesaurus Edition) Paperback – June 4, 2008
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An excellent read! Full of inspiration for impromptu game creation, and a reminder that the simplest of items can, with the aid of imagination, become nearly anything needed for entertainment. Wells' humor shines in this book, and the affection he feels for both his children and the games they play are evident. The photos are not only interesting for their relation to gaming, but as a historical glimpse. If you are a player of games and an imaginer of worlds, this book is well worth picking up. --DriveThruRPG (Jameson Hogan)
Must reading for anyone with an interest in game history or design. A masterwork by a master of literature! --M. Odysseus Warhol --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Michael J. Varhola is an author of numerous books, games, and articles, as well as the founder of game development company and manufacturer Skirmisher Publishing LLC. Non-fiction books he has authored or co-authored include The Writers Complete Fantasy Reference with Terry Brooks, Everyday Life During the Civil War, Fire & Ice: The Korean War, 1950-1953, and D-Day. Gaming books he has authored or co-authored include Experts, Warriors, Tests of Skill, Nuisances, Experts v.3.5, and Nation Builder with Gary Gygax. He is a 1993 graduate of University of Maryland, College Park, from which he received a B.S. in journalism. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Originally released in 1911 by literary giant H.G. Wells, this book is sometimes characterized as a "companion book" to the same author's Little Wars (originally released in 1913 and most recently re-published by Skirmisher Publishing LLC in 2004). This volume is much more than that, however, and stands on its own as a classic of gaming theory and philosophy. As such, it is definitely must reading for anyone who enjoys or devotes much of their leisure time to games.
This edition of Floor Games also includes insightful prefatory pieces by game designers Michael J. Varhola (Introduction) and James F. Dunnigan (Foreword). The former is fairly well known in roleplaying circles, while the latter is founder of game company SPI and magazine Strategy & Tactics, and creator of more than 100 board games, including such trendsetters as Panzerblitz and Jutland.
All in all, this new edition of Floor Games is a pleasure to read and an excellent value to boot.