Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Colloquium on Games of Strategy: Chapter 3

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Welcome to the Colloquium on Games of Strategy.  Games of Strategy is a textbook on game theory written by Dixit (not the game), Skeath, and Reiley that we are reading to help improve our analysis of board games and board game design.  Paul Owen (owns 3rd edition) and I (own the 2nd and 1st editions) record a discussion about a chapter or two from the book every two weeks.  

In the third episode we talk about their initial discussion on simultaneous move games in Chapter 4 (there are some differences between editions).  Highlights include a discussion how creating simultaneous games creates a false illusions it solves the challenges facing a sequential board game design and how certain sequential games are really a simulations game. 

You can find our previous discussion on Games of Strategy here.

You can find our next discussion on Games of Strategy here

1 comment:

  1. After listening to this episode board game designer was inspired to write about "Finding A Game's Broken Bits."