board games

Cooperation in Board Games

Cooperative or collaborative processes feature in many activities. Some authors distinguish cooperation from collaboration [Roschelle and Teasley 1995; Cogo 2006], based on the interpersonal dynamics between the participants. These distinctions, …

Revisiting the MDA Framework

This is a Gamasutra blog post. Here, I discussed the MDA (Mechanics, Dynamics and Aesthetics) theoretical framework (proposed by Hunicke, LeBlanc and Zubeck in 2004), noting some of its limitations with regard to board games. The modification to MDA that I presented here arose from the discussions of my master’s dissertation, and it is an important part of the theoretical foundations for the DF framework.