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.

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How are dice and planets connected? Listen to this classic GameTek and find out!

Duration: 06:47

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_65_-_Planetary_Dice.mp3
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Ryan and Geoff dedicate the entire show to reviewing their top 10 entries to the Dice Tower Network / Cool Stuff Inc contest, and announce the winner!

Duration: 01:00:44

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_65.mp3
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In this classic GameTek, Geoff explores fuzzy logic and how it applies to our attempts to categorize games - and everything else in the world.

Duration: 07:45

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_64_-_Fuzzy_Logic.mp3
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Ryan and Geoff are joined by guest Mike Fitzgerald. Mike is the designer of a variety of card games including the Mystery Rummy series and Hooyah, but also spent many years working on CCGs like Wyvern, Magic, and Pokemon.  Mike joins us to discuss the early history of CCGs, how they changed the gaming industry, and what special design techniques are required for the CCG and LCG arenas.

This episode of Ludology is sponsored by Nations, the new publication from lautepelit.fi. Nations will be released at Essen 2013.

Duration: 01:14:12

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_64.mp3
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In this classic GameTek, Ryan and Geoff interview game designer Bob Abbott, designer of classic games like Confusion, Eleusis, and Code 777.

Duration: 09:29

This episode of Ludology is sponsored by Nations, the new publication from lautepelit.fi. Nations will be released at Essen 2013.

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_63_-_Interview_with_Bob_Abbott.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am EST