Tabletop: Analog Game Design is a 200 page book that gives props to board games as the precursor and necessary study material for any good digital game designer.

Edited by Greg Costikyan and Drew Davidson et al, the book contains chapters from Lewis Pulsipher, James Dunnigan, David Parlett, Peter Olotka, Richard Garfield, and others.

From ETC-Press, you can buy it, or download a version without graphic for free, on Lulu.