Game Night! Books and Movies about Games

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Reality Is Broken
Reality Is Broken Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World By McGonigal, Jane Book - 2011 306.487 M and more… Available to borrow in some locations
Play
Play How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul By Brown, Stuart L. Book - 2009 155 B All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2
All your Base Are Belong to Us
All your Base Are Belong to Us How 50 Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture By Goldberg, Harold Book - 2011 794.8 G and more… Available to borrow in some locations
Extra Lives
Extra Lives Why Video Games Matter By Bissell, Tom Book - 2010 794.8 B and more… Available to borrow in some locations
E-athletes
E-athletes DVD - 2008 DVD 794.82 E and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Documentary about professional video gamers.

Video Games
Video Games Behind the Fun DVD - 2007 DVD 793.932 V and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:History of video games up to the first years of this century.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World DVD - 2010 DVD MOVIE S and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 8

Annotation:Bass player Scott Pilgrim uses video game battle tactics to defeat his new crush Ramona's seven evil exes in this film based on the graphic novel series.

Tron
Tron DVD - 2011 DVD MOVIE T and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Originally released in 1982. A video game designer finds himself inside the game he's designing.

Wargames
Wargames DVD - 2008? DVD MOVIE W All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2

Annotation:Teenage hacker breaks into the Department of Defense computer system in search of new and challenging games, but he just may have started World War III. Made in 1983.

Brainiac
Brainiac Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs By Jennings, Ken, 1974- Book - 2006 791.4572 J and more… Available to borrow in some locations
The Immortal Game
The Immortal Game A History of Chess or How 32 Carved Pieces on A Board Illuminated Our Understanding of War, Art, Science, and the Human Brain By Shenk, David, 1966- Book - 2006 794.109 S and more… Available to borrow in some locations
Bobby Fischer Against the World
Bobby Fischer Against the World DVD - 2011 DVD B Fischer B and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:HBO documentary film about the life of the chess champion.

The Chess Artist
The Chess Artist Genius, Obsession, and the World's Oldest Game By Hallman, J. C. Book - 2003 794.1092 H Available to borrow in some locations
The Defense
The Defense A Novel By Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 Paperback - 1990 FIC N and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Brilliant chess master Luzhin seeks relief from the chaos and emotions of everyday life in the orderly world of chess.

The Luzhin Defense
The Luzhin Defense DVD - 2001 DVD MOVIE L All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Film adaptation of the Nabokov novel The Defense.

Word Freak
Word Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble By Fatsis, Stefan Book - 2001 793.734 F
Word Wars
Word Wars Tiles and Tribulations on the Scrabble Game Circuit DVD - 2005 DVD 793.734 W Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Documentary about the world of competitive Scrabble.

21
21 DVD - 2008 DVD MOVIE T and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 6

Annotation:Drama about six MIT students who used card counting skills to win hundreds of thousands of dollars playing blackjack or “21” at Las Vegas casinos. Based on a true story told in Ben Mezrich’s Bringing Down the House.

Bringing Down the House
Bringing Down the House The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions By Mezrich, Ben, 1969- Book - 2003 364.172 M and more… Available to borrow in some locations
The Cincinnati Kid
The Cincinnati Kid DVD - 2005 DVD MOVIE C and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Drama set in New Orleans featuring a marathon poker duel between Edward G. Robinson and Steve McQueen. Made in 1965.

The Devil's Tickets
The Devil's Tickets A Night of Bridge, A Fatal Hand, and A New American Age By Pomerantz, Gary M. Book - 2009 364.1523 P and more… Available to borrow in some locations
The Games We Played
The Games We Played The Golden Age of Board & Table Games By Hofer, Margaret K., 1965- Book - 2003 794 H Available to borrow in some locations
The Book of Games
The Book of Games Strategy, Tactics & History By Botermans, Jack Book - 2008 794 B Available to borrow in some locations
Monopoly
Monopoly The World's Most Famous Game-- and How It Got That Way By Orbanes, Philip Book - 2006 794 O and more… Available to borrow in some locations
Clue
Clue DVD - 2000 DVD MOVIE C and more… All copies in use Availability details Holds: 6

Annotation:Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum and the other Clue characters come to life in this film version of the classic board game. This 1985 film received middling reviews.

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Books and movies on video gaming, chess, Scrabble, Monopoly and other favorite games, fiction and non-fiction included.


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