ESP Biography

ALAN GAUL, MIT graduate student in Physical Oceanography

Major: EAPS

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

Picture of Alan Gaul

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Alan is a graduate student in Physical Oceanography, and when he isn't studying he likes to go hiking and skiing, play quidditch, and, of course, play board games!

Past Classes

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S13773: Board Game Design in HSSP Spring 2020 (Feb. 29, 2020)
Believe it or not, the board game industry is going through its biggest boom in the modern age. Recent advances in board game design have spurred the release of thousands of new and original board games are every year. But just what makes a game 'good'? And how can you take the best parts of modern board games to design your own? Well in this class, we'll be examining the design of some of the most popular and original games, examining the media theory, game theory and probability theory behind good design, and finishing the class by having you design your very own board game! Come play with us!