Biases and Fallacies Game Cards

post by Gunnar_Zarncke · 2015-07-15T08:19:35.453Z · score: 7 (8 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 5 comments

On the Stupid Questions Thread I asked

I need some list of biases for a game of Biased Pandemic for our Meet-Up. Do suitably prepared/formatted lists exist somewhere?

But none came forward.

Therefore I created a simple deck based on Wikipedia entries. I selected those that can be presumably be used easily in a game, summarized the description and added an illustrative quote.

The deck can be found in Dropbox here (PDF and ODT).

I'd be happy for corrections and further suggestions.

ADDED: We used these cards during the LW Hamburg Meetup. They attracted significant interest and even though we did use them during a board game we drew them and tried to act them out during a discussion round (which didn't work out that well but stimulated discussion nonetheless).

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comment by Andy_McKenzie · 2015-07-15T16:44:02.843Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

This is fantastic and each entry is in good format to be converted to SRS (eg, Anki) cards, either backwards or forwards.

comment by Gunnar_Zarncke · 2015-07-15T16:51:27.974Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Please note that the list is not complete. I only chose only about half of the wikipedia entries - the most important ones and those playable. In particular I left out most of the memory biases as these can't be simulated. Also those thay look too far back into history e.g. childhoodamnesia. I even took the freedom to merge some entries.

comment by Andy_McKenzie · 2015-07-15T20:00:38.955Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Cool. You might also find my attempt at this interesting: http://lesswrong.com/lw/csf/which_cognitive_biases_should_we_trust_in/

comment by Elo · 2015-07-15T20:36:44.349Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KxJL5HO7XZb--tlOY9P4t7yMfjGDAG0-zkAnLuwif_A/edit

Has a full list for other purposes. Hoping to find a way to decide which biases could be worked on first, based on which are most-damaging in normal use, and how often are they used.

comment by Gunnar_Zarncke · 2017-04-27T21:37:22.176Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Much better game posted later on: http://lesswrong.com/lw/nsa/fallacymania_party_game_where_you_notice/