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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Gil and Geoff are pleased to welcome guest Matt Wolfe, to discuss the concept of Decision Scales in games.

Duration 1:10:04

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_157.mp3
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In this classic GameTek, Geoff dives into the details of Alpha Go, Google's Go-playing AI.

Duration: 06:41

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_156_Alpha_Go.mp3
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 Gil and Geoff are joined by the gang from the Flip The Table podcast to talk about Roll & Move games. What works (and doesn't) with this much-maligned mechanic?

Duration: 1:07:00

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_156.mp3
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Scott takes a look at the history of the Mystery Rummy series, by a designer y'all might know...

Duration: 6:24

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_155_Mystery_Rummy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01am EST

Gil and Geoff talk about different methods for using mathematical modeling and simulation during the design process.

Duration: 1:12:12

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_155.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST