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The one-sentence "definition" that should be in italics.

This pattern is a still a stub.



Example: WarioWare, Inc. is a Collection of small and quick games that have to be completed in sequence.

Example: In Decathlon, players have 10 events to complete.

Example: Pac-Man has to gobble up all the pills to finish a level. While eating each pill is a very low-level goal, the goal for each level is the Collection of all pills.

Example: In Lotto, the Collection is completed by getting matching numbers during the draw.

Using the pattern

Compare to Deliver

Diegetic Aspects

Interface Aspects

Narration Aspects



Can Instantiate

Collecting, Configuration, Narration Structures, Quests

with Achievements

Meta Games

with Eliminate

Team Elimination

with Goal Achievements, Optional Goals, or Testing Achievements

Grind Achievements

with Resource Generators

Dynamic Goal Characteristics

with Resources


Can Modulate


Can Be Instantiated By

Achievements, Enemies, Gain Ownership, Last Man Standing, Open Destiny, Pick-Ups, Sets, Transfer of Control

Can Be Modulated By

Ownership, Save Points

Potentially Conflicting With



An updated version of the pattern Collection that was part of the original collection in the book Patterns in Game Design[1].


  1. Björk, S. & Holopainen, J. (2004) Patterns in Game Design. Charles River Media. ISBN1-58450-354-8.