Connection Games

New book on connection games:

Browne, C. Connection Games: Variations on a Theme, AK Peters, Massachusetts, 2005 (402 pages).

This is the first comprehensive survey of the connection game genre, studying over 200 key games and variants while exploring common themes, strategies and underlying mechanisms. Rules and examples are provided for most games. Here is the blurb from AK Peters.

Connection Games: Variations on a Theme now constitutes MathWorld's official definition of the genre!

 Part I - Defining Connection 1  What Is a Connection Game? 2  The Nature of Connection 3  Games as Graphs 4  Properties of Connection Games 5  Common Plays 6  Classification Part II - The Games   7  Pure Connection Games   8  Connective Goal   9  Connective Play 10  Connection-Related Games Part III - Conclusion 11  Rolling Your Own 12  The Psychology of Connection 13  Afterword Part IV - Appendices A – Basic Graph Theory B – Solving the Shannon Game C – Hex, Ties and Trivalency D – Strategy Stealing E – Point-Pairing Strategies F – Y Reduction G – Sperner’s Lemma H – Tessellations