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, as well as discuss game history, game design and game players.

Ludology is made possible by the support and donations of listeners like you.

Have your own thoughts about our topics? We encourage you to visit us at our guild on Boardgamegeek to get involved in a continuing discussion.

You can also email us at gil@ludology.net or geoff@ludology.net.

Ludology is part of The Dice Tower Network, the premier board game media network.

Regular Ludology episodes will be released every two weeks.

As an experiment, on the 'in between' weeks we are going to be releasing classic GameTek segments from The Dice Tower.  This is the very first GameTek that was ever aired, on the topic of luck, and like all GameTeks is about 5 minutes long.

This is purely 'bonus' content, and we will still be keeping to our regular two week release schedule.

Please drop by our BGG guild and let us know if you enjoy these bonus releases!

Direct download: Ludology_Bonus_Episode_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EST

In our second episode we take a look at what attracts people to games, and what keeps them coming back for more.  Plus Ryan and Geoff share personal stories about some of their game experiences over the years.

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_2a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Welcome to Ludology! In this, our first episode, we tackle the question of what is a game, and what isn't.

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26am EST