Welcome to Ludology, an analytical dialogue of the hows and whys of the world of board video games. Quite than information and evaluations, Ludology explores quite a lot of matters about video games from a wider lens, in addition to focus on recreation historical past, recreation design and recreation gamers.
We publish a brand new Ludology episode each different week. In these episodes, hosts Erica Bouyouris, Gil Hova, Scott Rogers, and Sen-Foong Lim deep-dive right into a single matter inside recreation design, usually with a well-regarded visitor from the sport trade. We typically give attention to tabletop recreation design (primarily board video games and RPGs), however we regularly pull in specialists from all types of video games, from video video games to flee rooms to fit machines.
On weeks the place there isn’t any flagship Ludology episode, we’ll alternate between two smaller mini-sodes.
GameTek is a long-running characteristic from the Cube Tower podcast by Ludology co-founder Geoff Engelstein that explores the mathematics and science behind video games. GameTek Traditional episodes had been as soon as broadcast on The Cube Tower podcast, whereas different GameTek episodes had been recorded specifically for Ludology.
Biography of a Board Sport is a sequence hosted by Scott Rogers that explores the historical past behind basic and trendy board video games. It was as soon as on The Cube Tower, however has since moved full-time to Ludology.
We purpose for many Ludology episodes to be timeless, so you might be welcome to discover our total catalog. Most of it ought to age fairly nicely. The podcast was began in 2011 by Geoff Engelstein and Ryan Sturm, with Mike Fitzgerald taking on for Ryan in 2015. Gil joined the present in 2017 when Mike stepped apart, and Emma joined in 2019 when Geoff ended his tenure as host. Emma left in 2021, and Erica and Sen joined us.
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