Ep. 28: Board Games and Beyond

We love board games, but there’s more to games than mere playing. In this episode we discuss strategy, collaboration, group vs. one-player games, ancient and modern games, AI vs. human players, and more.

Episode notes: 

  • What is a board game?
  • The best strategy for Monopoly
  • German-style board games
  • Jumanji
  • Collaborative games
  • Group games
  • Kickstarter games
  • Commercial: The Positive Feedback Loop Game
  • Ancient games
  • AI/machine learning
  • 3D games
  • Solveable vs. unsolveable games
  • Tactile games
  • Dominoes across cultures
  • Games we played in high school
  • Strategy vs. luck
  • One-player games
  • Why do we play games?
  • Is there a difference between work and play?

Games mentioned:

Monopoly, Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, Risk, Jumanji, Forbidden Desert, Forbidden Island, Shadows Over Camelot, Resistance, Coup, Werewolf, Cards Against Humanity, Apples to Apples, Superfight, Hashtagit, Chess, Go, Backgammon, The Royal Game of Ur, Tic Tac Toe, 3D Chess, Checkers, Scrabble, Jenga, Pictionary, Pick up Sticks, Dominoes, Mah Jong, Egyptian Rat Screw, Uno, Yahtzee, Rubik’s Cube, Sudoku, Crossword Puzzles, Puzzles, Dungeons and Dragons.

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