Less Wrong is a community blog devoted to refining the art of human rationality. Please visit our About page for more information.

Meetup : Games in Kocherga club: Fallacymania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

0 Alexander230 18 April 2017 09:46PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Games in Kocherga club: Fallacymania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

WHEN: 26 April 2017 07:40:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Moscow, B.Dorogomilovskaya, 5-2

Welcome to Moscow LW community makeshift games! In that games, some rationality skills are involved, so you can practise while you playing!

  • Fallacymania: it is a game where you guess logical fallacies in arguments, or practise using logical fallacies yourself (depending on team in which you will be).

  • Tower of Chaos: funny game with guessing the rules of human placement on a Twister mat.

  • Scientific Discovery: modified version of Zendo with simultaneous turns for all players.

Details about the games: http://goo.gl/Mz2i94

Come to antikafe "Kocherga", ul.B.Dorogomilovskaya, 5-2. The map is here: http://kocherga-club.ru/#contacts . Nearest metro station is Kievskaya. If you are lost, call Sasha at +7-905-527-30-82.

Games begin at 19:40, the length is 3 hours.

Discussion article for the meetup : Games in Kocherga club: Fallacymania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

Meetup : Role playing game based on HPMOR in Moscow

0 Alexander230 21 March 2017 09:26PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Role playing game based on HPMOR in Moscow

WHEN: 15 April 2017 03:00:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Большая Дорогомиловская, 5к2

Welcome to our custom made role playing game "Hogwarts and methods of rationality", inspired by HPMOR story! It will be intellectual role playing game with rationality-based minigames. You can read more detailed announce and description here: https://goo.gl/Y8oUND

Discussion article for the meetup : Role playing game based on HPMOR in Moscow

Meetup : Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library

0 Alexander230 21 March 2017 08:54PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library

WHEN: 07 April 2017 08:00:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Москва, ул. Дубининская, 20

Welcome to the next Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library!

Our plan:

  • A talk about CFAR rationality skills checklist.
  • Fallacymania game.
  • Tower of Chaos game.

Details about Fallacymania and Tower of Chaos and game materials can be found here: http://lesswrong.com/lw/oco/custom_games_that_involve_skills_related_to/

Meetup schedule is here: https://lesswrong-ru.hackpad.com/-7-2017-j5coH55igc4

Come to "Nauchka", ul.Dubininskaya, 20. Entrance through the Central children library #14. Nearest metro station is Paveletskaya. Map is here: http://nauchka.ru/contacts/ . If you are lost, call Sasha at +7-905-527-30-82.

Meetup begins at 20:00, the length is 2 hours.

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library

Meetup : Games in Kocherga club: Fallacymania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

0 Alexander230 19 March 2017 01:51PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Games in Kocherga club: Fallacymania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

WHEN: 29 March 2017 07:40:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Moscow, B.Dorogomilovskaya, 5-2

Welcome to Moscow LW community makeshift games! In that games, some rationality skills are involved, so you can practise while you playing!

  • Fallacymania: it is a game where you guess logical fallacies in arguments, or practise using logical fallacies yourself (depending on team in which you will be).
  • Tower of Chaos: funny game with guessing the rules of human placement on a Twister mat.
  • Scientific Discovery: modified version of Zendo with simultaneous turns for all players.

Details about the games: http://goo.gl/Mz2i94

Come to antikafe "Kocherga", ul.B.Dorogomilovskaya, 5-2. The map is here: http://kocherga-club.ru/#contacts . Nearest metro station is Kievskaya. If you are lost, call Sasha at +7-905-527-30-82.

Games begin at 19:40, the length is 3 hours.

Discussion article for the meetup : Games in Kocherga club: Fallacymania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

Meetup : Games in Kocherga club: FallacyMania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

0 Alexander230 09 February 2017 07:32PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Games in Kocherga club: FallacyMania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

WHEN: 22 February 2017 07:40:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Moscow, B.Dorogomilovskaya, 5-2

Welcome to Moscow LW community makeshift games! In that games, some rationality skills are involved, so you can practise while you playing!

  • FallacyMania: it is a game where you guess logical fallacies in arguments, or practise using logical fallacies yourself (depending on team in which you will be).
  • Tower of Chaos: funny game with guessing the rules of human placement on a Twister mat.
  • Scientific Discovery: modified version of Zendo with simultaneous turns for all players.

Details about the games: http://goo.gl/Mz2i94

Come to antikafe "Kocherga", ul.B.Dorogomilovskaya, 5-2. The map is here: http://kocherga-club.ru/#contacts . Nearest metro station is Kievskaya. If you are lost, call Sasha at +7-905-527-30-82.

Games begin at 19:40, the length is 3 hours.

Discussion article for the meetup : Games in Kocherga club: FallacyMania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

Meetup : Games in Kocherga club: FallacyMania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

0 Alexander230 18 January 2017 08:36PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Games in Kocherga club: FallacyMania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

WHEN: 25 January 2017 07:40:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Moscow, B.Dorogomilovskaya, 5-2

Welcome to Moscow LW community makeshift games! In that games, some rationality skills are involved, so you can practise while you playing!

  • FallacyMania: it is a game where you guess logical fallacies in arguments, or practise using logical fallacies yourself (depending on team in which you will be).
  • Tower of Chaos: funny game with guessing the rules of human placement on a Twister mat.
  • Scientific Discovery: modified version of Zendo with simultaneous turns for all players.

Details about the games: http://goo.gl/Mz2i94

Come to antikafe "Kocherga", ul.B.Dorogomilovskaya, 5-2. The map is here: http://kocherga-club.ru/#contacts . Nearest metro station is Kievskaya. If you are lost, call Sasha at +7-905-527-30-82.

Games begin at 19:40, the length is 3 hours.

Discussion article for the meetup : Games in Kocherga club: FallacyMania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

Meetup : Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library

0 Alexander230 10 January 2017 09:23PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library

WHEN: 03 February 2017 08:00:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Москва, ул. Дубининская, 20

Welcome to the next Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library!

Our plan:

  • A talk about learning from mistakes.
  • Fallacymania game.
  • Tower of Chaos game.

Details about Fallacymania and Tower of Chaos and game materials can be found here: http://lesswrong.com/lw/oco/custom_games_that_involve_skills_related_to/

Meetup schedule is here: https://lesswrong-ru.hackpad.com/-3-2017-vUDiyhwzCs6

Come to "Nauchka", ul.Dubininskaya, 20. Entrance through the Central children library #14. Nearest metro station is Paveletskaya. Map is here: http://nauchka.ru/contacts/ . If you are lost, call Sasha at +7-905-527-30-82.

Meetup begins at 20:00, the length is 2 hours.

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library

Meetup : Role playing game based on HPMOR in Moscow

1 Alexander230 25 December 2016 08:22AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Role playing game based on HPMOR in Moscow

WHEN: 07 January 2017 03:00:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Большая Дорогомиловская, 5к2

Welcome to our custom made role playing game "Hogwarts and methods of rationality", inspired by HPMOR story! It will be intellectual role playing game with rationality-based minigames. You can read more detailed announce and description here: https://goo.gl/Y8oUND

Discussion article for the meetup : Role playing game based on HPMOR in Moscow

Custom games that involve skills related to rationality

7 Alexander230 22 December 2016 09:03PM

There are some custom games created by me and some other members of Moscow LW community. These games involve skills related to rationality, like fallacy detection, or inductive rule guessing with trying to falsify the hypothesis. We often play these games on our meetups.

I've translated these games to English, so anyone can print the rules and game materials and play.

1. Fallacymania. Main goals of this game is to help people notice fallacies in arguments, and of course to have fun. The game requires 3-20 players (recommended 4-12), and some materials: printed A3 sheets with fallacies (5-10 sheets), card deck with fallacies (you can cut one A3 sheet into cards, or print stickers and put them to common playing cards), pens and empty sheets, and 1 card deck of any type with at least 50 cards (optional, for counting guessing attempts). Rules of the game are explained here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzyKVqP6n3hKY3lQTVBuODRjRU0

This is the sheet of fallacies, you can download it and print on A3 or A2 sheet of paper:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzyKVqP6n3hKRXZ5N2tZcDVlMW8

Also you can use this sheet to create playing cards for debaters.

Here is my github repo for Fallacymania; it contains script that generates fallacy sheets and cards (both English and Russian versions) from text file with fallacies and their descriptions:

https://github.com/Alexander230/fallacymania

And there is electronic version of Fallacymania for Tabletop Simulator:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=723941480

2. Tower of Chaos. This is party game where you will guess the secret rule by performing experiments with people on Twister mat. The game requires 2-15 players (recommended 4-7). This game is not so casual as it seems: you have to thoroughly test your hypothesis before telling it if you want to win. Rules are here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzyKVqP6n3hKYU41VG9nMVpmM1k

3. Scientific Discovery. This is modification of Zendo, but with simultaneous turns of players. Also it has more focus on good hypotheses testing, and there is less important to hide hypotheses and intentions from other players than in original Zendo.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzyKVqP6n3hKTXlpU0RRTkozd00

You can use any items (coins, paperclips etc) to play it as common table game. Of course, in table game you will have to disassemble old combinations when you run out of items.

There is electronic version for Tabletop Simulator:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=820813131

Rules for electronic version:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzyKVqP6n3hKMTdFa1hobE11U1E

 

Meetup : Games in Kocherga club: FallacyMania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

0 Alexander230 20 December 2016 09:36PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Games in Kocherga club: FallacyMania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

WHEN: 28 December 2016 07:40:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Moscow, B.Dorogomilovskaya, 5-2

Welcome to Moscow LW community makeshift games! In that games, some rationality skills are involved, so you can practise while you playing!

  • FallacyMania: it is a game where you guess logical fallacies in arguments, or practise using logical fallacies yourself (depending on team in which you will be).

Details about the game: http://goo.gl/BtRVhB

  • Tower of Chaos: funny game with guessing the rules of human placement on a Twister mat.

Game rules: https://goo.gl/u9qgc3

  • Scientific Discovery: modified version of Zendo with simultaneous turns for all players.

Game rules: https://goo.gl/jVxBSU

Come to antikafe "Kocherga", ul.B.Dorogomilovskaya, 5-2. The map is here: http://kocherga-club.ru/#contacts . Nearest metro station is Kievskaya. If you are lost, call Sasha at +7-905-527-30-82.

Games begin at 19:40, the length is 3 hours.

Discussion article for the meetup : Games in Kocherga club: FallacyMania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

View more: Next