Ludology

Welcome to Ludology, an analytical discussion of the how’s and why’s of the world of board games. Rather than news and reviews, Ludology explores a variety of topics about games from a wider lens, and discusses game history, game design and game players. Ludology is part of The Dice Tower Network, the premier board game media network.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 46m. Bisher sind 478 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 13 days 3 hours 48 minutes

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Biography of a Board Game 231.5 - Rayguns and Rocketships


This is the 50th Biography of a Board Game episode! To celebrate, Scott takes us through the history of his first board game, . BIBLIOGRAPHY OF A BOARD GAME 0m36s: 0m51s: , , 1m37s: 1m43s: The legendary filmmaker , and , responsible for many...


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 2020-08-16  9m
 
 

Ludology 231 - STEAM Engine


Emma and Gil welcome game designer, educator, and birder to discuss how games and play benefit education, how she designed her bird-themed game Birdwiser, and how competitive birdwatching has affected her as a person. SHOW NOTES 0m22s: From : "STEAM...


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 2020-08-09  1h5m
 
 

GameTek Classic 230.5 - Implicit vs. Explicit


Geoff muses on the difference between explicitly calling out the way a game system works, versus letting players implicitly discover how the players discover how the system works. Is one clearly better than the other? Tell us how you feel in ! Here's...


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 2020-08-02  6m
 
 

Ludology 230 - Design Re-Verb


Emma and Gil invite award-winning game designer, teacher, and not-scholar Sharang Biswas to the show to discuss verbs in games. What actions do we actually perform when we play a game, what actions do they represent, and how does that impact the game...


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 2020-07-26  1h26m
 
 

Biography of a Board Game 229.5 - Vinci/Small World


Scott takes us through the rise, fall, and rise again of the game , which designer Philippe Keyaerts and publisher Days of Wonder re-implemented as . Bibliography of a board game Text: . Text: (the site is Polish, but the interview is in...


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 2020-07-19  9m
 
 

Ludology 229 - Hit the Deck!


Emma, Gil, and Scott go back to a topic that Ryan and Geoff discussed earlier in the show's history: Deckbuilding! With all that's changed (including Emma having designed a deckbuilder), what has changed, and what have we learned? 0m41s: The episode...


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 2020-07-12  1h1m
 
 

GameTek Classic 228.5 - Fairness and Bag-Building


Geoff uses an interesting bag-building example to discuss how a mechanism that is designed to be fair and equitable to all colors in the bag winds up favoring a single color over time. This example has incredible significance to our hobby, and our...


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 2020-07-05  6m
 
 

Ludology 228 - The Roles We Play


Emma and Gil welcome Banana Chan: game writer, larp/RPG designer, board game publisher, horror movie buff, and pop-up museum aficionado. We talk about writing for all kinds of games, how game mechanisms support intense experiences in larp and RPG, the...


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 2020-06-28  58m
 
 

Biography of a Board Game 227.5 - Twister


Scott takes us through the twisted history of the classic game Twister. How did it overcome its risqué premise to become a perennial favorite? Bibliography of a Board Game: Video - Video - Video - Video - Text - Text - Text - Book - , by Tim...


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 2020-06-21  11m
 
 

Ludology 227 - Respect the X


Emma and Gil moderate a roundtable on safety tools in games, with guests and (creators of the ) and John Stavropoulos (creator of the ).  We discuss consent and safety in games, starting with tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs), but expanding...


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 2020-06-14  1h15m