255 – Board Gaming with Education, revisited – The Family Gamers Podcast
255 Fact – There are 255 levels in the original Pacman game.
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What We’ve Been Playing
Magic: The Gathering
Zombie Kidz Evolution
Tumble Town (our review)
Superfight, Snake Oil, Wits & Wagers -party games good for talking about persuasion.
TRAILS – we talked about last week.
SNAP Review – Robots Ate Our Pizza
Anitra reviews this cooperative drafting & set-collection game. Check out the video or read the transcript on the SNAP review page.
Board Gaming with Education
A lot has changed since we last talked to Dustin!
Early in 2020, he had started to run events and board gaming classes. Then COVID hit.
In October/November, Dustin and his team started selling tabletop games online. The goal is to bring more games into learning environments (classrooms and home) and providing resources that helps with that.
Party games are great for both the classroom and for online learning. Nerd Words is a great one that Dustin and his team have created resources for.
Dustin has taught at every level, but he’s taking a break this year to work full time on Board Gaming with Education.
What is an “EduGamer Expert”?
A term Dustin coined – someone who is familiar with using games for learning and the steps to use games effectively in that way.
Look for free resources on BoardGamingWithEducation.com.
What’s next for Board Gaming with Education?
A physical space with a store and after-school programs (in the Los Angeles area).
The podcast will continue.
The Youtube channel will become a broader approach to tabletop games.
Dustin shares how Pokemon can be used to help teach alphabet & reading skills.
We love the passion that Dustin brings to this topic, and with Grace and Rodger, we hope they can reach a lot of teachers and a lot of learners.
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