Everybody Wins by James Wallis audiobook

Everybody Wins: Four Decades of the Greatest Board Games Ever Made

By James Wallis
Read by James Wallis

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781839081910

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781705075333

  • ISBN: 9798212273640

Runtime: 7.31 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Ever wondered when board games got so good?

The last forty years have seen nothing short of a revolution in the world of tabletop games. No longer synonymous with family arguments over a game of Monopoly or Trivial Pursuit, board games and the once niche hobby of tabletop gaming have moved into the mainstream over the last four decades, with modern classics like CATAN, Ticket to Ride and Carcassonne becoming established household names.

In this informative and entertaining volume, this revolution in tabletop gaming is revealed and reviewed by one of the most knowledgeable commentators there is. James Wallis explores the evolving world of board games through the lens of the Spiel des Jahres, Germany’s prestigious Game of the Year award, looking at a host of past winners catapulted to worldwide popularity, once lauded games now sadly forgotten, and a few popular hits that somehow missed out. Alongside this, Wallis expertly chronicles the increasing sophistication in the design of modern board games and their ever growing variety.

Everybody Wins is a book for anyone who loves games, wonders what all the fuss is about or just wants to know what to play next—the essential, hugely readable study of the modern board game.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Much more than just a dry description of each year’s winning game, this is full of wit and warmth, and its many digressions and anecdotes are as enjoyable as the descriptions of the games themselves.” Track of Words

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Author

Author Bio: James Wallis

Author Bio: James Wallis

James Wallis is an award-winning games designer, author, and critic. He has been designing and reviewing games for three decades and is best known for Once Upon a Time and The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen. He has also been a national newspaper columnist, TV presenter, magazine editor, and novelist.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 7.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English