100 Principles of Game Design
Wendy Despain
A Theory of Fun for Game Design
Raph Koster
The Art of Game Design: A book of lenses
Jesse Schell
Challenges for Game Designers
Brenda Brathwaite
Character Development and Storytelling for Games
Lee Sheldon
Characteristics of Games
George Skaff Elias
The Design of Everyday Things
Donald A. Norman
Dice Games Properly Explained
Reiner Knizia
Eurogames: The Design, Culture and Play of Modern European Board Games
Stewart Woods
Game Mechanics: Advanced Game Design
Ernest Adams, Joris Dormans
The Game Inventor’s Guidebook
Brian Tinsman
The Kobold Guide to Board Game Design
Mike Selinker
Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals
Katie Salen and Eric Zimmerman
Tabletop Game Design for Video Game Designers
Ethan Ham
Uncertainty in Games
Greg Costikyan