Contributor: Geoff Engelstein

Dice Tower Contributor, Host of Ludology Podcast
Geoff Engelstein

Our family always enjoyed playing traditional games when I was growing up, but I mark my first foray into the wider gaming world at age 11, when I purchased my first Avalon Hill game, Richtofen’s War.  I attended my first Origins way back in ’78 when I was 14, in Chester, PA.  Through high school I continued to expand my gaming horizons, including RPGs, wargames, Star Fleet Battles, and more. 

I attended college at MIT, where I received degrees in Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Ancient History (honest!).  I was president of the MIT Strategic Gaming Society, which played a huge variety of games from multi-month wargames to ASL to Acquire to 18xx games. 

After marrying my lovely wife Susan, and having two children my wargaming has diminished quite a bit, replaced by Euro’s.  We now play a lot as a family, which is one of my favorite times, and the kids, now 13 and 11 enjoy everything from Puerto Rico to Heroscape to Descent.  Our game collection has steadily grown over the years, but Tom has just about caught up to us.

All Content With Geoff Engelstein

December 3, 2017
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Jason interviews Geoff Engelstein at PAX Unplugged!

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April 30, 2017
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Geoff Engelstein is back in the third chair!  Geoff takes a break from instructing the next generation of game designers to let us know what he's been up to including a preview of his latest game, "The Expanse Board Game" based on the SyFy series.   Later we review Assault of the Giants, a board game set in the Sword Coast of Dungeons and Dragons.
November 29, 2016
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We had the opportunity to sit down with Geoff Engelstein to talk about his new game The Fog of War, published by Stronghold Games. We are all aware of Geoff’s […]
February 12, 2016
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In perhaps our most adorable episode yet, we're joined by Geoff Engelstein, co-designer of Space Cadets and co-host of Ludology to play the Hello Kitty Best Friends Game! Players race to Kitty's house for a fun slumber party while collecting stickers from their friends. Does togetherness truly bring happiness, or does this one belong in the litter box? Also: Geoff Engelstein! That's fun!

August 18, 2015
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In this episode, we talk about The Voyages of Marco Polo, Mustache Smash, Warband: Against the Darkness, One Night Revolution, Mafia de Cuba, and Asking for Trobils.  Brian takes a look at Louis XIV, Geoff talks about Incentive, Mark about Age of Sigmar, and the Lonely Gamer shows up!

April 30, 2015
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Geoff Englestein: Game Designer, Podcaster, and Professor of Gaming is back in the third chair. First, Russ quizes Geoff and Craig on both what it's like to work with other people's IP and what it's like to have others work with yours. Oh, and Geoff gives us a little preview into "Survive: Space Attack" from Stronghold Games.
April 28, 2015
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In this show, we discuss Brew Crafters, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, Dominion: Adventures, and Stockpile.  Brian talks about Horse Racing Games, Table for Two about dancing, Bill about tournaments, Geoff about Entropy, and a new solitaire gaming segment!  We hear a tale of Horror AND more about gaming at the South Pole.

April 14, 2015
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Hey, we're back! In this show, we talk about Council of Verona, Firefly Blue Sun, Star Wars: The Queen’s Gambit, Viticulture + Tuscany, the Bruges expansion, Quilt Show, and Balderdash.

March 31, 2015
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Well, we wanted to do something special for episode 400, so we invited in FOUR co-hosts!  Sam Healey, Zee Garcia, Geoff Englestein, and Stephen Buonocore join us as we talk about some recently played games, and what's in store for us in the future.  But wait, there's more!

March 11, 2015
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In this show, we talk about Pictomania, Dragon's Gold, The Worst Game Ever, Pandemic: State of Emergency, XCom: the Board Game, and the Witcher.  We also hear from Geoff on poker, answer a pile of questions, and tell you our favorite "bang for the buck" games.