Books on Gaming and Simulations

The following are recommended books on gaming and simulations, especially as related to learning and training. For more information about any of the books listed on this page, click the book title to go to

The Kids are Alright: How the Gamer Generation is Changing the Workplace

by John Beck and Mitchell Wade
Harvard Business School Press, 2006


Joystick Nation, How Videogames Ate Our Quarters, Won Our Hearts and Rewired Our Minds

by J.C. Herz
Little Brown, 1997

extra lifeExtra Life, Coming of Age in Cyberspace

By David Bennehum
Basic Books, 1998



Digital Game-Based Learning

by Marc Prensky
McGraw-Hill, 2001.

Game Development Essentials: An Introduction

by Jeannie Novak


Endangered Minds: Why Children Don't Think and What We Can Do About It

by Jane Healy
Simon & Schuster, 1990.

Rules of Play

by Katie Salin and Eric Zimmerman
MIT Press, 2003


Amusing Ourselves to Death

by Neil Postman
Penguin, 1985.

Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds: Strategies for Online Instruction


Deep Play

By Diane Ackerman
Random House, 1999

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  simulationsThe Complete Guide to Simulations and Serious Games: How the Most Valuable Content Will be Created in the Age Beyond Gutenberg to Google

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