This one should be easy since about the Game you can read in book “The Game” by Neil Strauss.
This was an eye opener and I recommend it to everyone who asks the question “Why”?
You are NOT going to learn any tricks or gambits from this book (OK, maybe some). And you should not. Idea is to get thinking about the subject. The “OMG” effect.
Since I am a nerd (and you are, probably), I wanted to know why is it working. What is the theory (science) behind it. Here is some recommended reading:
The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt Ridley
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
Sperm Wars by Robin Baker
The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene
I am also very interested in Body Language (have been studying it for a couple of years now) and I recommend you following book:
What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People by Joe Navarro
Now it gets tricky. Because there are two aspects of the game one should work on: inner and outer game.
Inner game is the biggest, baddest and trickiest. It deals with yourself. It deals with your fears, insecurities and personal problems. We are all damaged in one way or another. This is why we start playing the game. But this is a separate topic i will cover next. This part of game influences all parts your life.
Outer game deals with how to correctly represent yourself to the outer world. If inner game is superb, there is no real need for outer game. But since that is usually not the case we need those tricks, gambits and routines. Outer game is all about representation. A separate topic indeed.
This should be enough to get you started.