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Gil Hova, Erica Hayes-Bouyouris, Sen-Foong Lim, Scott Rogers
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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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4.8 out of 5 stars from 468 ratings
  • Great when they focus on design

    Mike Fitzgerald I'd a great addition to the show and I like what he brings to the table. When they focus on game design, they do a great job, especially when they have other designers on. When they talk about social issues though, unless you are an SJW, you are best to avoid it. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States8 months ago
  • For board game designers and enthusiasts.

    Marius Lohri
    9 months ago
  • Great Pod!!! Ignore the 4% neo-con/(fascist?) reviewers

    This is one if the most insightful and illuminating listens I have had in years. I get inspired to want to make games every time I hear a new episode. Glad to see the naysayers are only about 4% of all reviews because they are as irrelevant as the percentage suggests. Occasional political discussion is normal and welcomed. It’s never the main focus of episodes. I guess a few random comments here and there are enough to trigger the dandruff flakes of lameness in America. Well, the show goes on wi... more

    Apple Podcasts
    Steve de los Guantes
    United States10 months ago
  • 100% fresh. 110% politically correct.

    Podcast Addict
    a year ago
  • 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.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa year ago

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