Do you love gaming? Do you have ideas for games of your own and want to learn how to produce them professionally? With Think Like a Game Designer, you will learn how to overcome mental blocks to great creative work, understand players' emotional reactions and evoke the right ones, brainstorm ideas and then refine them into useable ones, follow the six steps of the core design loop for successfully designing a game, and much more. Whether you want to create video games, board games or just discover how a true creative mind works, this book has answers. -- Adapted from dust jacket.