A Game of Werewolf


Draw blood. CSA Images/Printstock Collection/Getty
Draw blood. CSA Images/Printstock Collection/Getty

If you’ve ever played the party game “Werewolf,” then you know the thrill of weeding out secret lycanthropes in a medieval village -- or devouring the villagers secretly in the night. But the game goes far beyond parlor fun and mild roleplaying as numerous studies in deception, artificial intelligence and game theory look to its complex social mechanics. Join Robert and Joe as they seek for meaning in the long, murderous night of the werewolf.

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Topics in this Podcast: games, psychology, Communication, Halloween 2017