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Meeples Together is on Kickstarter

Meeples Together, a book on the design of cooperative board games that I coauthored with Christopher Allen, is now on Kickstarter! Join us to pick up the book as an ebook or print product.

We’ve also released the complete Table of Contents:

  • Foreword by Matt Leacock
  • Chapter 1: The Basics of Cooperation
  • Part One: The Spectrum of Cooperative Gaming
  • Chapter 2: Styles of Competition
  • — Case Study: Terra
  • Chapter 3: Styles of Teamwork
  • — Case Study: Contract Bridge
  • — Case Study: One Night Ultimate Werewolf (if stretch goal is met!)
  • Chapter 4: Styles of Cooperation
  • — Case Study: Pandemic
  • — Case Study: Forbidden Island (if stretch goal is met!)
  • — Case Study: Forbidden Desert (if stretch goal is met!)
  • Part Two: The Mechanics of Cooperative Games
  • Chapter 5: Cooperative Systems
  • — Case Study: Flash Point: Fire Rescue
  • Chapter 6: Challenge Systems
  • — Case Study: Robinson Crusoe — Adventures on the Cursed Island
  • Chapter 7: Players Facing Challenges
  • — Case Study: Shadows over Camelot
  • — Case Study: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
  • Chapter 8: Players Undertaking Tasks
  • — Case Study: Arkham Horror 2e
  • Chapter 9: Adventure Systems
  • — Case Study: Mansions of Madness 2e
  • Part Three: The Theory of Cooperative Games
  • Chapter 10: A Theory of Cooperative Gaming
  • — Case Study: Space Alert
  • Chapter 11: A Theory of Challenge Design
  • — Case Study: Ghost Stories
  • Chapter 12: When Games Go Wrong
  • — Case Study: D-Day Dice
  • Part Four: Cooperative Frontiers
  • Chapter 13: The Psychology of Cooperative Gaming
  • — Case Study: Hanabi
  • Chapter 14: Assembling the Puzzle
  • — Case Study: SOS Titanic
  • Appendices
  • Appendix I: The Basics of Game Design
  • Appendix II: Game Design Dilemmas
  • Appendix III: Game Design Types
  • Appendix IV: Game Design & Social Theories
  • Appendix V: Cooperative & Teamwork Game Synopses & Reviews
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The original article can be found on the great Mechanics & Meeples