Have you started to experience the need to keep your toddler entertained but loath to turn on the TV or hand over your smart phone? Do you think that you and your family might need a way to connect that’s fun that doesn’t involve everyone plonked on the couch in front of the television set? Two mums were sitting chatting about how they used to have to keep themselves entertained in the ‘Olden Days’ and wondered if their very modern children were missing out?
Playing games is more fun than work, right? So if we can combine games and work, work will be fun. Design games can help you learn about your users, or help a design team generate better solutions.
It is possible to have fun with a game that you don’t have to plug in. There’s something called board games. They’ve been around for a while, but they have been largely overshadowed by video games. Matthew Baldwin is a local writer who loves board games. He talks with KUOW’s Megan Sukys about three board games that have taken him from rural Bolivia to a high–tech career in Seattle.
Jon Hook is a podcaster and contributing writer to some of Chaosium’s contest adventure monographs. He co-hosts the new Miskatonic University Podcast; a podcast dedicated to the Call of Cthulhu role playing game. He’s author of a Cthulhu adventure soon-to-be-released by Goodman Games, and he’s currently working with Timeless Adventures on a Basic Roleplaying project set in WWII.
We talk about all things Cthulhu; the origins of the mythos, role playing games, board games, card games, fiction and movies.