The Rules We Break: Lessons in Play, Thinking, and Design
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"It is marvelous seeing serious thought given to the magic of games rather than just the mechanics. Games can't really be understood without understanding play; and the philosophy of play, and the relationship between play and rules is fascinating. Ultimately, to understand games one has to actually engage with and experiment with them in a playful and introspective way, and that is really what The Rules We Break is all about.
- Richard Garfield, mathematician, inventor, and creator of the card game, Magic: The Gathering
"The Rules We Break is a handbook for the 21st century, where play just happens to be a serious way to learn about--and change--the systems that impact our lives."
- Colleen Macklin, game designer and associate professor of media design at Parsons The New School for Design
"This marvelous book - years in the making - is a treasure trove of design thinking, inspiring reflections, and practical exercises. The Rules We Break belongs on the shelf of every designer and educator."
- Richard LeMarchand, game designer and associate professor, USC Games program