What are the best gaming and games books? Of course there are different types of games, including video games on the computer and console … and some more offline-style games. Read on for the best recommendations …

The best game books in a clear overview for you

Books about games, is there a market for that too? Yes, you learn more from it than you might think at first. A bit of a mixed bag, but something for everyone. We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Gaming & Games of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Books About Gaming & GamesAuthor
Getting Gamers: The Psychology of Video Games and Their Impact on the People who Play ThemJamie Madigan
Trapped in a Video Game: The Complete SeriesDustin Brady
Retro Gaming: A Byte-sized History of Video Games – From Atari to ZeldaMike Diver
The World of the WitcherMarcin Batylda
Game On!: Video Game History from Pong and Pac-Man to Mario, Minecraft, and MoreDustin Hansen
Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are MadeJason Schreier
Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game DesignScott Rogers
The Ultimate History of Video GamesSteven L. Kent
The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible HistoryJonathan Hennessey
Trapped in a Video GameDustin Brady

The updated top 10 list: the best books about games

The Ultimate Book of Family Card Games

We like this book, because everyone loves card games, but not many people know how many there really are. There are more than fifty card games in this book, and they come with instructions and strategies.

Your Move: What Board Games Teach Us About Life

Games are not just games. They are not just for fun. They tell us something about life itself and how complex it can sometimes be. Every chapter focuses on one game and its meaning.

Ultimate Book of Card Games:

Wow, there are more than 350 card games highlighted in this book, and that is why we absolutely love it. Familiar and unknown card games come with easy instructions to help you learn new card games.

The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong

When a former professional goalkeeper turns into a soccer statistics fanatic and works together with an analyst, you get ‘The Numbers Game’. Find out what the numbers in soccer really mean.

Hunger Games 4-book Hardcover Box Set (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes)

This boxed set includes the three Hunger Games books and ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’. If you haven’t seen the movies yet, we suggest you start with the books and learn about a place called Panem.

Trapped in a Video Game: The Complete Series

This series comprises of five books and they are aimed at readers age seven to twelve. Each of the five books focuses on the fact that a video game always seems fun, but in ‘Trapped in a Video Game’  there is also a downside to gaming.

The Card Games Bible: Over 150 Games and Tricks

Whether you like card games or card tricks; this book has it all. Spice up your entertaining skills by using some of the tricks, or learn a new card game and teach it to friends or family.

The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox

The title of this book is self-explanatory, and we think there is a specific age group that will be interested in how video game hardware has developed over the years.

Fabric of the Game: The Stories Behind the NHL’s Names, Logos, and Uniforms

The NHL has many fans, but do they actually know how their favorite team got its name or logo, or why team members wear the uniform they are wearing and you end up wearing those colors as well?

Escape from a Video Game: The Secret of Phantom Island (Volume 1)

If your child loved our number six on this top ten list, then he or she will also like this sixth book from the same ‘Escape for a Video Game’ series. Turn of the TV and let your child be captivated by this story and how it can influence the end of the story by making choices along the way.

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