Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Thoughts on Winning - Retrospective

Thoughts on Winning explores what about the game playing experience keeps players wanting to come back to play more games.  To be fair, most players are going to lose over 50% of the time , so what keeps bringing players back to play. 

Articles:

Losing

Most of the time players lose a game, so one cannot talk about the experience of winning a game without talking about the experience of losing a game.

The Psychology of Winning

Game structure and the environment in which we play board games mitigates the negative effects from losing. 

Goals Besides Winning

Players keep playing a game because they have goals beyond just winning the game.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Economic Principles in Games

Dr. Wictz talks about Economic Principles in Board Games with Dustin on the Board Gaming with Education Podcast.  We talk about how and why to utilize Economic Principles in game design and how to use games with Economic Principles as a teaching tool.



Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Hosting Board Game Design Events: Interview on Board Game Workshop

Dustin Dowdle, Chris Anderson and Dr. Wictz discus the logistics of setting up and recruiting playtesters to a board game playtesting event.

Episode 75 of the Board Game Design Workshop.