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In this classic GameTek, Geoff takes a look at the question of how much you can copy a game and still call it 'new'.

Duration: 06:06

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_120_-_Cloning.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

For our annual State of Games episode, Mike and Geoff are pleased to welcome back Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold games, to discuss the state of the board game industry.

Duration: 1:14:20

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_120.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

In this classic GameTek, Geoff takes a look at research performed in China on Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Duration: 06:02

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_119_-_Rock_Paper_Scissors.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05am EST

Mike and Geoff take a look at the Deck Building mechanic.  How has it evolved over the last 


Duration: 1:18:45

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_119.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38am EST