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Welcome!

Welcome to Ludology, an analytical dialogue of the hows and whys of the world of board video games. Rather than information and opinions, Ludology explores quite a lot of matters about video games from a wider lens, in addition to talk about recreation historical past, recreation design and recreation gamers.

We put up a brand new Ludology episode each different week. In these episodes, hosts Erica Bouyouris 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 a flagship Ludology episode, we’ll alternate between two smaller mini-sodes. Erica and Sen are completely satisfied to announce that Sarah Shipp of Shippboard Games and Stephanie Campbell of TTRPGKids will probably be becoming a member of us for the subsequent yr, offering extra content material between our longer episodes.

Sarah’s phase, Thinking Beyond Mechanisms, is a month-to-month characteristic that dives deeper into the opposite features of video games past the cube and playing cards we’re all aware of.

Stephanie’s phase, TTRPGKids, explores how mother and father and academics can use position taking part in video games with kids within the dwelling and within the classroom.

We hope you benefit from the extra content material!

Our History

We purpose for many Ludology episodes to be timeless, so you might be welcome to discover our whole 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 and Scott 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. Since then, Scott stepped down in 2022 and Gil will probably be hanging up his mic in 2023, leaving Erica and Sen to hold on this wonderful legacy.

Erica and Sen are working to convey new voices to Ludology and have some nice issues to announce as gaming expands to incorporate much more folks!

Contact Us 

Have your individual ideas about our matters? We encourage you to go to us at our guild on Boardgamegeek to become involved in a seamless dialogue.

You may also electronic mail us at good day@ludology.web.

Ludology is a part of The Dice Tower Network, the premier board recreation media community.

If you will have questions that you just’d like answered on Ludology, tell us by filling out this Google Form; you may as well depart an audio query that we are able to use on the present, if you want! 

Burning Questions for Ludology

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Support the Show

Ludology is made attainable via the help and donations of listeners such as you.

We presently have 3 “First Listen” sequence that may exit to Patrons nicely upfront of the audio being launched to the broader viewers.

  • The Memories that Made Us (month-to-month) – reminiscences about gaming experiences that helped form the people who convey fashionable video games to life
  • Tales from the Designer Toolbox (month-to-month) – suggestions and tips from trade professionals discovered from each success and failure
  • Ludology Live – recordings from conventions all over the world

Patrons will even get further consideration for any giveaways that we’d have!

Become a Ludology Patron

Become a patron

You may also make a one-time or month-to-month donation right here. The hyperlink will take you to Erica’s account. People who donate on this method is not going to have entry to the Patreon web page – sorry!



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