Ludology: Ludology 218 - Building Games, Bit By Bit

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Emma and Gil welcome Geoff Engelstein and Isaac Shalev back to the show to discuss their new book Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design. This is a reference of board game mechanisms that any designer, new or experienced, can use to look up different tools they can use to solve problems in game design.

Games and other things mentioned in this episode:

19m30s: 

  • Kraftwagen
  • Glen More
  • Francis Drake
  • Egezia
  • High Rise

19m39s:

22m13s:

  • Impulse

23m11s:

  • Great Western Trail

33m55s:

  • Empire Builder

35m22s:

  • Monopoly
  • Sushi Go
  • Advanced Squad Leader

41m07s:

51m30s:

  • Diplomacy

52m10s:

  • Republic of Rome 
  • Cutthroat Caverns

53m07s:

54m27s:

  • Catan

55m55s:

1h04m54s:

The Ludology site is about providing an analytical discussion of the how's and why's of the world of board games. Rather than news and tgreviews, 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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