281 – Game Schooler – The Family Gamers Podcast

Game Schooler: Game-Based Learning Unplugged
Game Schooler: Game-Based Learning (Unplugged)

Welcome this week to Doug Kotecki and Michael McCabe, hosts of The Gameschooler Podcast and owners of Gameschooler.com.

What We’ve Been Playing

Golden Ticket

Viral: The Hive

A Gentle Rain

Hadrian’s Wall

Kim-Joy’s Magic Bakery (our review)

Race to Stupid

Dice Throne Adventures

SNAP Review – Race to Stupid

We had low expectations for this game, but our family had so much fun with it! Read the transcript or watch the video here.

Race to Stupid

Gameschooling with the Game Schooler Podcast

Every week on the Game Schooler Podcast, Doug and Michael talk about playing games with kids, with an educational bent.

There are a lot of skills in board gaming that are difficult to teach and assess in traditional subjects.

Games are educational even when they’re not branded as “educational games”! They teach risk management, decision making, etc.

They’ve developed a set of “core skills” that they use to evaluate every game they feature on the podcast.

Playing games lets us really see how our kids are growing!

The Game Schoolers created skill builders and discussion guides to help parents, teachers, and game club leaders connect board games to topics kids are learning.

Every week, the Game Schooler Podcast talks about what they’ve been playing, “the school of gaming”, a recommended game (calling out appropriate skills), and a “High Five” list.

We hope that game schooling will evolve greatly over the next decade and be a better tool for parents and kids.

Doug & Michael are working on a game schooling book that they hope to have available by 2023.

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