I've tried Googling / searching on Amazon for books on this, but I end up get all types of resources on "How to Gamify XYZ" rather than the mechanics of simple games.
I'm trying to build a collection of "simple game mecahnics" that often shows up in Children's games. For example:
color in the picture
fill in pieces of a puzzle
Is there some gigantic list of these "mechanics of simple games" ? Somewhere?
I don't need actual implementation (I can do that on my own).
I just need english descriptions of what the mechanics are.