GameTek

GameTek[BOOKS] ✪ GameTek ✴ Geoffrey Engelstein – Tbjewellers.co.uk What games can teach us about life, the universe and ourselvesIf you shuffle a deck of cards what are the odds that the sequence is unique What is the connection between dice, platonic solids and Newt What games can teach us about life, the universe and ourselvesIf you shuffle a deck of cards what are the odds that the sequence is unique What is the connection between dice, platonic solids and Newton s theory of gravity What is random a dice tower or a number generator Can you actually employ a strategy for a game as basic as Rock Paper Scissors These are all questions that are thrown up in games and life Games involve chance, choice, competition, innovation, randomness, memory, stand offs and paradoxes aspects that designers manipulate to make a game interesting, fun and addictive, and players try to master for enjoyment and winning But they also provide a fascinating way for us to explore our world to understand how our minds tick, our numbers add up, and our laws of physics workThis is a book that tackles the big questions of life through the little questions of gamesWith short chapters on everything from memory games to the Prisoner s Dilemma, to Goedel s theorems, GameTek is fascinating reading anyone for who wants to explore the world from a new perspective and a must read book for serious designers and playersAISE Math, physics, psychology and all the other stuff you didn t even realise you were using while playing board games Dr E has opened the door to the game under the game in fascinating, fun detail Now you have NO reason to ever lose again Rock Tommy Dean, board gamer and stand up comic.

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  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • GameTek
  • Geoffrey Engelstein
  • 04 September 2019
  • 1460757378

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  1. says:

    This book is based on the author s segments on the Dice Tower boardgaming podcast Engelstein covers a variety of different topics like chance and probability, human perceptions like loss aversion , and player engagement, bringing a different approach to how to consider some aspects of boardgames through a different lens These are done through bite sizes chunks, exposing many me included to different fields Since the audio segments are not very long there has since been a spinoff podcas This book is based on the author s segments on the Dice Tower boardgaming podcast Engelstein covers a variety of different topics like chance and probability, human perceptions like loss aversion , and player engagement, bringing a different approach to how to consider some aspects of boardgames through a different lens These are done through bite sizes chunks, exposing many me included to different fields Since the audio segments are not very long there has since been a spinoff podcast called Ludology which covers these types of topics indepth , the chapters will beof a repeat to those who have listened in the past rather than much new material, albeit with some limited fleshing out and with some graphs, pictures, and diagrams The topics are not intended to be read to provide an in depth understanding but can be used to spark interest and reading for things that strike your further curiosity This is an informative, engaging, and interesting read

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