The game studies group meeting went well. My talk was rather unstructured, but hopefully someone got something of it. There were about eight people there, some of which were already quite familiar with board games. Different point of views, though. Petri seems like a fan of American school of board game design, citing games like Fury of Dracula. Satu was interested in board games from more academic point of view; they are a good way to study game mechanics, as the mechanics and rules of the game are transparent and visible. There was lots of interesting discussion.