Interview with Volko Ruhnke

 

 

In this episode, award-winning game designer Volko Ruhnke joins host Eduard Gafton to talk about his game Labyrinth – The War on Terror and how it presents guerrilla warfare and counterinsurgency.

 


 

Time Stamps

  • 00:00:00 – Start
  • 00:04:38 – How does Labyrinth anticipate the future of ‘The War on Terror’?
  • 00:26:25 – Is it difficult to convince people to use games in order to better understand what’s going on in the world?
  • 01:00:39 – How is the transition from making a board game to making a video game? How has the transition between mediums changed how you think about games in general?
  • 01:05:17 – Which games would Volko recommend?

 

Mentioned in this Episode

  • Volko discussing the origins of Labyrinth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9jCUoxAW9o&t=1s
  • Volko discussing the convergence of Intelligence Analysis and Board Gaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJFtpwcU1f0
  • Volko giving a lecture on the COIN series at Georgetown University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbfLZE_NTRI
  • Which COIN game is best for you?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFchyQkjH2I
  • Follow Volko on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Volko26
  • A Brief History of Card-Driven Wargames: https://www.meeplemountain.com/articles/a-brief-history-of-card-driven-wargames/
  • Zenobia Award: https://zenobiaaward.org/who-we-are/
  • Verdun 1916: Steel Inferno: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/289247/verdun-1916-steel-inferno
  • Empires of Middle Ages: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/911/empires-middle-ages
  • Men of Inferno: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/14683/men-iron
  • Levy & Campaign Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/bbUzb8ZA (In case this has expired, do please DM Volko on Twitter!

 

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