Fight or Flight – Player Agency & Luck in Video and Board Games


Guild of Dungeoneering (Gambrinous, 2015)
Played on PC

Ghost Stories (Antoine Bauza, 2008)
Forbidden Island (Matt Leacock, 2010)
Co-operative board games, played as solo, 2- and 3-player set ups

Guild of Dungeoneering (2015) is an indie, turn-based dungeon crawler with genre-familiar heroes such as the Ranger or the Barbarian and customary monsters such as Cave Trolls and Frenzied Goblins. The player has to build up her guild, recruit heroes and explore the surrounding caves and jungles to loot as much gold as possible. However, during dungeon crawls, the player can lay down her own path and pick her own fights; she is a Game Master as well as the dungeoneer.

Ghost Stories (2008) is a co-operative board game where a group of Taoists are trying to protect a village from various ghosts and reincarnations of the ancient evil spirit of Wu-Feng. Each turn, new monster(s) are introduced to the board…

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About Jack

BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

Posted on October 28, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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