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In this classic Gametek, Geoff talks about Entanglement, Quantum Mechanics, and why our intuition about probability can be woefully incorrect. One of Geoff's favorite episodes!

Duration: 09:00

This episode of Ludology is sponsored by Relic Expedition, currently on Kickstarter!

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_52_-_Entanglement.mp3
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This episode Ryan and Geoff tackle games that feature negotiation, either as a designed-in feature, or a by-product of the player interactions. What features make for a great negotiation game?  What types of player experiences can they engender? Can Ryan get Geoff to agree to anything?

Duration: 1:13:10

This episode of Ludology is sponsored by Relic Expedition, currently on Kickstarter!

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_52.mp3
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In this classic GameTek, Geoff examines regret - why we would rather not make a choice at all, rather than make it and have it not work out.

Duration: 6:26

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_51_-_Regret.mp3
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Ryan and Geoff return with the second half of their new games for 2012. Plus their top picks for the year!

Duration 1:20:55

This episode is sponsored by the game Influence, now on Kickstarter!

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_51.mp3
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In this classic GameTek, Geoff introduces the Monty Hall problem, an old chestnut that never fails to amaze those who have not heard it before.

Duration: 08:25

This episode is sponsored by the game Influence, now on Kickstarter!

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_50_-_Monty_Hall.mp3
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