Tag Archives: games

Tests from a Hat

How does the order of tests affect the design of software? A game to explore that idea. Continue reading

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Movie Retrospective

When I'm teaching about retrospectives, there has always been a challenge: a simulated retrospective wants a shared experience. But what shared experience to use? The one experience I know we share is the session we're in, but using a retrospective … Continue reading

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Programming Language Puzzle

A word-stack puzzle on programming languages. Continue reading

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Links to Others' Games

Industrial Logic (Joshua Kerievsky)   XP Playing Cards Design Patterns Playing Cards PairDraw Extreme Hour (Peter Merel) XP Game (Belgian XP User’s Group) Planning Poker (James Grenning) NASAGA

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Chunky Demo

A puzzle you solve by dragging tiles into the proper position. Continue reading

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NASAGA ’06 Trip Report

NASAGA ’06 – simulation and games. Continue reading

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Agile '06 Workshop: Example-Based Specifications

Exploring example-based specifications. Continue reading

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Game Word Stack Puzzle

A puzzle about games. Continue reading

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Review – Game Design

Game Design – Theory & Practice (2/e), Richard Rouse III. Wordware, 2005.This book is a somewhat sprawling look at game design. Its focus is on electronic games. It covers “what players want,” gameplay, artificial intelligence, story-telling, and game documentation (with … Continue reading

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NASAGA '05 Trip Report

NASAGA ’05. Continue reading

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Schwerpunkt = Focal Point

What’s the focus? Continue reading

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Review – The Man Who Changed How Boys and Toys Were Made

The Man Who Changed How Boys and Toys Were Made: The Life and Times of A.C. Gilbert, the Man Who Saved Christmas, Bruce Watson. Penguin, 2003. A.C. Gilbert invented the Erector set, and made a big business out of “learning” … Continue reading

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One-Button Games

What can you do with only one button? Continue reading

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Origins '05 Coming Soon

Origins ’05 game trade show – trip report. Continue reading

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Review – Fluxx

Fluxx, from Looney Labs.You start with three cards, and the rule “Draw one, play one.” Your goal is to find a goal card that matches what you have, such as “Milk and Cookies” or “Appliances.” Along the way, you play … Continue reading

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