In this article, I describe a potential avenue for investigating individual’s understanding of and reactions to risk using the medium of board games. I first discuss some challenges that researchers face in studying risk situations. Connecting to the existing probabilistic reasoning literature, I then present a rationale for using board games to model these situations. Following this, I draw upon intuition and dual-process theory to outline an integrated theoretical perspective for such investigations. The article concludes with two vignettes demonstrating how this perspective might be used to analyze thinking about risk in a board game setting.
Hertel, Joshua T.
"Understanding Risk Through Board Games,"
The Mathematics Enthusiast: Vol. 12
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umt.edu/tme/vol12/iss1/8