• Title: Game Play: Paratextuality in Contemporary Board Games
  • Author: Paul Booth
  • ISBN: 9781628927443
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Game Play Paratextuality in Contemporary Board Games The st century has seen a board game renaissance At a time when streaming television finds millions of viewers video games garner billions of dollars and social media grows ever intense little ha
    The 21st century has seen a board game renaissance At a time when streaming television finds millions of viewers, video games garner billions of dollars, and social media grows ever intense, little has been written about the rising popularity of board games And yet board games are one of our fastest growing hobbies, with sales increasing every year Today s board gaThe 21st century has seen a board game renaissance At a time when streaming television finds millions of viewers, video games garner billions of dollars, and social media grows ever intense, little has been written about the rising popularity of board games And yet board games are one of our fastest growing hobbies, with sales increasing every year Today s board games are than just your average rainy day mainstay Once associated solely with geek subcultures, complex and strategic board games are increasingly dominating the playful media environment.The popularity of these complex board games mirrors the rise of complex cult media products In Game Play Paratextuality in Contemporary Board Games, Paul Booth examines complex board games based on book, TV, and film franchises, including Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, The Hunger Games and the worlds of H.P Lovecraft How does a game represent a cult world How can narratives cross media platforms By investigating the relationship between these media products and their board game versions, Booth illustrates the connections between cult media, gameplay, and narrative in a digital media environment.

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