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What games can teach us about life, the universe and ourselves. If 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 more random: a dice tower or a number generator? Can you actually employ a strategy for a game as basic as Rock-Paper-Scissors?

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ebook, 272 pages
Published February 1st 2019 by HarperCollins
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This book is based on the authors 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 ...more
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