Boss Fight Bookshelf: The First Twelve Books

$ 59.95


Customers who order the eBooks will be emailed a link to download DRM-free copies of the books in all three formats: pdf, mobi, and epub.

"Great games, whether they're AAA blockbusters that reached millions of people or fan-made efforts that touched only one person, deserve this sort of recognition." - Gamespot 


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For our first two seasons of Boss Fight Books, we teamed up with a diverse and exciting group of writers, including game developers, games journalists, novelists, actors, a researcher of Japanese culture, a web developer, and an indie games advocate. Instantly catch up on a series that has already found its way onto thousands of physical and digital bookshelves. Order now and we will immediately send you ALL TWELVE titles + a FREE bonus ebook:

1. EarthBound by Ken Baumann

"[EarthBound is] a book that aims to mirror the segmented, bizarro structure of EarthBound, and it’s a book that succeeds." - BuzzFeed

    2. Chrono Trigger by Michael P. Williams

    "If writing about video games had always been this good, we'd be having very difficult discussions about the medium right now." - Nintendo Life

      3. ZZT by Anna Anthropy

      "Anthropy has set the gold standard for book-length studies of games with ZZT, and I would strongly encourage anyone even thinking about writing about games to start here." 9.8/10 - Paste

        4. Galaga by Michael Kimball

        "True to form Boss Fight Books has put out yet another video game book that is so much deeper than anything created in pixels ... Empty out your sack of quarters and go pick up a copy of this Michael Kimball’s Galaga. You will know you are in the hands of a master." - Cobalt Review

          5. Jagged Alliance 2 by Darius Kazemi

          Jagged Alliance 2 has the perfect guide in Darius Kazemi.” - Rob Zacny

            6. Super Mario Bros. 2 by Jon Irwin

            "Super Mario Bros. 2 shines a much-needed light on a game whose significance has rarely felt fully understood ... This is required reading for game historians." - Nintendo Life

              7. Bible Adventures by Gabe Durham

              "Gabe Durham's Bible Adventures is a riot and a joy. A+++" - Justin Taylor, author of Flings and The Gospel of Anarchy

                8. Baldur's Gate II by Matt Bell

                "At once a memoir, a lecture on storycraft, an apology, and a love letter to the classic Dungeons & Dragons video game. [...] Bell reminds us that to write well—and to live well—we must remain true to our hidden, buried selves." - Fiction Advocate

                  9. Metal Gear Solid by Ashly & Anthony Burch

                  "Metal Gear Solid is a great critical book about a game that the authors clearly love, and the switching of voices between Ashly and Anthony Burch provides a nice point and counterpoint that allows the text to disagree with itself fairly often. What emerges is some firm yet friendly back and forth analysis that opens up a canonical videogame further than it ever has been before." 9/10 - Paste 

                    10. Shadow of the Colossus by Nick Suttner

                    "You’re in great hands here with Nick’s wit, personal touches, deep appreciation, and profound insights." - Craig D. Adams, Superbrothers

                      11. Spelunky by Derek Yu

                      "Maybe the best primer on game design ever written." - Zach Gage

                          12. World of Warcraft by Daniel Lisi

                          "An excellent snapshot of a player’s experience with a game while trying to negotiate their place in both an adolescent and virtual world. It’s a quick, thoughtful read that kept me engaged throughout." 8/10 - Paste

                          BONUS 13th Book: Order this set and we'll also send you a FREE digital copy of our ebook anthology, Continue? The Boss Fight Books Anthology


                          Try before you buy! Check out excerpts of: EarthBound, Chrono TriggerZZT, Galaga, Jagged Alliance 2, Super Mario Bros. 2, Bible Adventures, Baldur's Gate II, Metal Gear SolidShadow of the Colossus, Spelunky, and World of Warcraft.

                          And read more reviews our books on our Press page and on Goodreads

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