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# Classifying games mechanics and types of play

## Contents

## Types of play
* [Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds, Spades: Players Who suit MUDs](http://mud.co.uk/richard/hcds.htm).  Richard Bartle.  1996.
* [GNS (Gamism, Narrativism, Simulationism) theory](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNS_theory) (Wikipedia).  Developed by Ron Edwards.
* [MDA: A Formal Approach to Game Design and Game Research](https://users.cs.northwestern.edu/~hunicke/pubs/MDA.pdf) (PDF).  Robin Hunicke, Marc LeBlanc, Robert Zubek.  2004.  Explains the [8 Kinds of Fun](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_LeBlanc#8_Kinds_of_Fun) (Wikipedia).

## Game mechanics
* [Game Mechanics Taxonomy](https://boxbase.org/entries/2015/aug/31/game-mechanics-taxonomy/).  Henri Tuhola.  2015.

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