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Cool article! I never played Parker Brothers "Dungeon Dice", but love how you used modern tech to analyze it. I really dig your insight, "The challenge mechanism is an interesting example of how obscuring the underlying probability can change the feel of the game." 🎲

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Aug 22, 2023Liked by Exeunt Press

I enjoyed playing Dungeon Dice growing up, this article brought back memories.

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The artist might be Richard Scarry (it certainly looks like his style) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Scarry

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Thanks for another great read and! The dopamine hit of discovery that comes from a good optical illusion. I initially saw the guard dice icon as a conjoined head with 2 smiling faces, with the rim of the helmet being their ears. Then I saw the 'tongues' in their gleeful smiles were actually the pupils in the guard's eyes and my mind flipped to see what had always been there.

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More discussion of old games, please.

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