Which Gabe Zichermann book should I buy? – Book review

Gabe’s written three books at the time of writing and each is a testament to his wealth of knowledge and excitement for the field.

All of Gabe’s books are great. He’s been the undisputed champion and advocate of gamifiaction since it gathered a bit of buzz-wordiness many years ago. His language is easy to follow and with just a little hint of the casual.

When I undertook one of Gabe’s workshops in Sydney in 2008 it became quickly apparent that the excited nature and energy that comes through in his books is a him up and down.

  • Go with ‘The Gamification Revolution: How Leaders Leverage Game Mechanics to Crush the Competition – 2013‘ if…
    • You want Gabe’s “more recent” thinking
    • You want some more in depth definitions on game mechanics
    • You wanna get excited about gamification
      (Full review)
  • Go with ‘Gamification by Design: Implementing Game Mechanics in Web and Mobile Apps – 2011‘ if…
    • You wanna hear the gist of what Gabe’s on about
    • You’re not concerned by price – this book is silly expensive for some reason
    • You wanna see an example and screenshots of a third party Gamification tool
      (Full review)
  • Go with ‘Game-Based Marketing: Inspire Customer Loyalty Through Rewards, Challenges, and Contests – 2010‘ if…
    • You want a little more depth than could be gathered from Gabe’s other book
    • You wanna see where it all started
      (Full review)
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Book Review: Gabe Zichermann’s ‘The Gamification Revolution: How Leaders Leverage Game Mechanics to Crush the Competition’

Here is a book review, published at around the time this book was released detailing anf critiquing all its amazingness

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All in all, good stuff

5/5

Book Review: Gabe Zichermann’s ‘Gamification by Design: Implementing Game Mechanics in Web and Mobile Apps’

Here is a book review, published at around the time this book was released detailing anf critiquing all its amazingness

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All in all, good stuff

5/5

Book Review: Gabe Zichermann’ Game-Based Marketing: Inspire Customer Loyalty Through Rewards, Challenges, and Contests’

Here is a book review, published at around the time this book was released detailing anf critiquing all its amazingness

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All in all, good stuff

5/5