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.
Ben and Rett slog through the latest news – White Wolf releases printed material?!, wish they too were at Origins and then debate whether too many games are released during the summer selling season. Rett explains why so many games come out, but Ben says the logic is flawed. Who’s right?
The assigned readings introduced two frameworks for designing games: formal abstract design and MDA (Mechanics-Dynamics-Aesthetics). Students play a primitive board game and apply these analytic tools, then modify the rules and repeat the exercise." name="Description