I’m always looking to get better at game design.

To this end, I ordered Raph Koster’s A Theory of Fun, which I’d heard was pretty good. I’ve already enjoyed quite a few of his articles, so I was pretty excited to read something of even more substance.

And then it arrived…

The last time I had a book shaped like this, I threw it away. I don’t know where Raph Koster wants me to put his book, but it certainly doesn’t belong beside other books.

My rating

Quite frankly, the shape of this book undermines the credibility of anything Raph Koster says, and you’d do well to give it a miss entirely.