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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.

Ludology Erica Hayes-Bouyouris, Sen-Foong Lim

    • Leisure
    • 4.7 • 338 Ratings

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.

    Ludology 326 Little Rascals

    Ludology 326 Little Rascals

    Sen and Erica welcome Lin Codega and Chase Carter from Rascal News to talk about the importance of independent journalism in the tabletop gaming space. 

    Rascal News has a few weeks left in their funding drive, so if you value the independent press, support efforts like theirs at www.rascal.news

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ludology 325 Shh!

    Ludology 325 Shh!

    Sen and Erica interview Rebecca Strang, a librarian and game designers who promotes gaming in libraries and is active on the Gaming Round Table of the American Library Association. Rebecca was also recently featured in "Games for a Rainy Day," a book with 54 micro-games, puzzles, and more. Why do boardgames and libraries go hand in hand? Let's find out!

    • 45 min
    TTRPGKids Ep 14

    TTRPGKids Ep 14

    In this installment of TTRPGKids, Special Guest Host Steph Campbell talks about how TTRPGs can be used in the classroom to help students gain social and emotional learning (SEL) skills.

    • 9 min
    Pros and Cons Ep 7

    Pros and Cons Ep 7

    Sen talks to Patrick Leder from Leder Games at Origins 2023 in this installment of Pros and Cons. We're almost caught up with 2023's shows and we're recording 2024's Pros and Cons episodes right now! So much more to come!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Pros and Cons Ep 6

    Pros and Cons Ep 6

    Sen interviews Matt Faulisi, marketing manager at Skybound Tabletop, at Origins 2023. The Pros and Cons series continues in 2024 and we'll be slowly releasing those over the 2024/2025 season, first to Patreon subscribers and later in the schedule.

    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ludology 324 Coffee Talk

    Ludology 324 Coffee Talk

    Sen and Erica welcome Whitney Red Loraine to the podcast to talk about how her experiences as a boardgame cafe owner / operator has informed her as she transitioned to become a boardgame designer. 

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
338 Ratings

338 Ratings

Castaigne ,

Just keeps getting better!

Been on board since the oldey days and every crew shift improves it!

horgar ,

Turned to junk

This uses to be a great podcast. Then it became a platform for SJW’s to promote leftist politics. But, I still listened every other week to game tech and anatomy of a board game. Now, 2023, it’s just a wank fest of jargon, pretense, and elitist self-congratulation. Their use of meaningless 50-cent words is beyond worthless and I feel more stupid for hearing it. After hearing the latest self-important mechanism mini-episode I can see it’s time for this designer to get out of here and back to the real world.

Steve de los Guantes ,

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 with great guests and great information that is quite useful. Keep up the good work.

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