Aki Järvinen’s PhD thesis is now published (he will defend it at March). It is worth to read. I have been using draft version of it in teaching Introduction to Game Analysis course.
Järvinen, A. (2008). Games without Frontiers: Theories and Methods for Game Studies and Design. Tampere: TUP, http://acta.uta.fi/english/teos.phtml?11046.