Episode 33: Get Your Head in the Game

Cognitive Gamer
Cognitive Gamer
Episode 33: Get Your Head in the Game

This episode considers how best to learn and teach games. Are there particular techniques that enables people to learn games more quickly and efficiently, and that also results in a longer memory for those rules?

Game References

Fog of Love, Magic Maze, Mechs and Minions, Wingspan

Research References

Bloom, B. S. (1984). The 2 sigma problem: The search for methods of group instruction as effective as one-to-one tutoring. Educational researcher13(6), 4-16.

Haverty, L., & Blessing, S. (2007). What did that $2.5 million dollar ad buy us? Cognitive science goes to the super bowl. In D. S. McNamara & J. G. Trafton (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty–ninth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 347-352), Nashville, TN. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Khazan, O. (2018). The myth of learning styles: A popular theory that come people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked. The Atlantic, April11.


Warrneder, J. (2021).  These two blog posts on boardgame geek:



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