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Game Mechanics Playdeck

Posted in General by timjonesplanner on August 31, 2010

Cool post from Techcrunch that reviews SCVNGR’s cheat book of gaming mechanics in the form of a card deck. Similar to Jesse Schell’s ‘Book of Lenses‘, the card deck comprises of 50 different game mechanics that can be used to form the foundation of a game. Very useful indeed.

Some of these mechanics work to directly exploit  cognitive biases, i.e. the systematic errors we make in certain circumstances. Exploiting these biases raises some ethical questions over what we should, and should’t use gaming for, something considered here.

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