Games

BBC Radio 3: Free Thinking

 

 

Games

 

Around the world in 80 Games is the title of the latest book from mathematician Marcus du Sautoy – and it’s a history which runs from chess to computers. He shares his secret to winning rock, paper, scissors and discusses why the Buddha banned hopscotch. Shahidha Bari is also joined by Corey Brotherson, an award winning content producer and storyteller, currently working on a game called Windrush Tales; New Generation Thinker Gemma Tidman, from Queen Mary, University of London, who has been researching the flirtatious games of the French Court (think Louis XIV meets Love Island) and Timothy Peacock, founding Director of the Games and Gaming Lab at the University of Glasgow who’s been exploring how governments and businesses are gamefying life.

Producer: Luke Mulhall

You can also find on BBC Sounds an episode of Radio 3’s weekly selection of Words and Music inspired by Game playing and the monthly episode of Sound of Gaming presented by Elle Osili-Wood