I'm writing a paper on a board game, Labyrinth, and I need to use some parts of the rule book. How should I reference this? I'm using Harvard reference style.

EDIT: I hadn't notice this earlier.

What can be found in the start of the rule book is this:

Author: Max J. Kobbert

And in the end, this:

© 2007 Ravensburger Spieleverlag

EDIT 2: I found a link to the rule book. The real one contains for several more languages but the content is the same.

Link to rule book

  • Welcome to Academia.SE! As a first guess, look up the copyright information in the rule book and cite it as a book. If none is available, find the relevant information (e.g. for a corporate author) from other sources
    – darthbith
    Commented Sep 2, 2014 at 0:30
  • I have updated the question with some new found information
    – Benji
    Commented Sep 2, 2014 at 10:42

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The point of referencing is to allow others to determine what you've referenced and to look it up in turn.

Harvard has tools for citing multi-media formats, such as board games.

Inline: ([Rulebook] 1986).

Biblio: [Rulebook] 1986 Labyrinth (boardgame), Ravensburger.

Consult a full style guide and model off the nearest multi media work, for example, album liners to a CD.

Are you sure 2007 is really the date of the edition and not the printing?

(Kobbert 2007).

Kobbert, MJ 2007 '[Rulebook]' Labyrinth (boardgame), Ravensburger Spieleverlag.

  • Updated the question once again to provide all the information I have. I think why it is 2007 is because it's a new edition of the game. You can see there is different edition with different player tokens and slightly different pictures on the tiles, if you Google for some images.
    – Benji
    Commented Sep 2, 2014 at 13:06
  • If this is all you've got, then okay, but I strongly advise you to examine the physical object fully for edition information, so you can supply edition information with your citation. Commented Sep 2, 2014 at 22:32
  • I can't find anymore information except repeating information of what I already know, on the back.
    – Benji
    Commented Sep 3, 2014 at 11:45

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