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Gil Hova, Erica Hayes-Bouyouris, Sen-Foong Lim, Scott Rogers
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, and discusses game history, game design and game players. Ludology is part of The Dice Tower Network, the premier board game media network.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 470 ratings
Pompous and Overbearing.
Really not so much about games, mechanics, theory or the industry. More of a platform for Out of touch pseudo-intellectuals to pat each-other on the back for spending ten years in college and their whole lives in a bubble.
Butter-J via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/11/21
It seems even the pretend world of board games and dungeon exploration is no longer safe from the evils of political wokeness and social activism. It just means more episodes that get skipped
Coryak via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/06/21
I expected some real deep dives into game theory and schools of design. This was ultimately just surface level stuff, and political nonsense scattered in here and there.
Corey Small via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/20
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