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"Hobby Games: The 100 Best is the perfect guide to what inspires and excites anyone involved with games . . . For insight, education, and inspiration, this book is impossible to beat."
- New York Times bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole
In Hobby Games: The 100 Best, the top designers, authors, and publishers in the hobby games field write about the most enjoyable and cleverly designed creations of the last fifty years. Their essays cover the gamut from roleplaying games to collectible card games, miniatures games to wargames to board games, with titles both familiar and esoteric. These are the games that the designers themselves play, the ones that have inspired their most popular works.
Writers include such legendary designers as Gary Gygax (co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons), Ian Livingston and Steve Jackson (co-founders of Games Workshop), Richard Garfield (creator of Magic: The Gathering, and Larry Harris (creator of Axis & Allies); bestselling authors R.A. Salvatore, Tracy Hickman, Douglas Niles, and Ed Greenwood; computer industry notables Warren Spector (Deus Ex), Bruce Shelley (Age of Empires), Jack Emmert (City of Heroes), and Bruce Nesmith (Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion); as well as dozens of other prominent and award-winning creators.