GSL 87: Philosophy Through Game Design

In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 87 Jessey Wright joins Kathleen Mercury to talk about his experiences teaching philosophy through game design. 

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Posted on December 15, 2017 .

GSL 85: Games and Speech Therapy

In Games in Schools and Libraries 85 John duBois joins Kathleen Mercury to talk about using games as part of Speech Therapy.  

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John duBoise
Twitter @JohnduBois
Blog: Obfuscated Objective  

 

 

Speech Sounds Games
Apples to Apples

Receptive Language Games
Backseat Drawing
Brick Party

Expressive Language Games
Snake Oil
Once apon a time
Rory's Story Cubes
Storytelling cards
Animal Upon Animal with Expanding Expressions Kit

Social Language Games
Dixit
In a Pickle

Other games mentioned
Fiasco
The Quiet Year

Posted on December 2, 2017 .

GSL 84: Grandmother Fish

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In Games in Schools and Libraries 84 Jonathan Tweet joins Donald Dennis to discuss evolution science activities for schools and libraries. 

http://www.grandmotherfish.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/grandmotherfish/
@GrandmotherFish 

Grandmother Fish: a child’s first book of Evolution is a story time activity book which engages a young child’s imagination with sounds and motions that imitate animals, in particular our direct ancestors.

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Clades is an animal-matching game based on evolutionary relationships.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1849623603/clades-the-evolutionary-card-game

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Music by Ian Sovine

Posted on November 24, 2017 .

GSL 83: Social Media and Soliciting Free Games

In Games in Schools and Libraries Donald Dennis and Jenn Bartlett, of the Manchester Public Library, talk about utilizing social media and soliciting free games. 

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 00:42 Social Media Discussion

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30:40 ShushCon Ad!


32:29 Soliciting Donations

Donald and Jenn talk about soliciting donations from publishers who may be experiencing fatigue from the librarians asking for free games. 

Companies Discussed

 

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Posted on November 17, 2017 .

GSL 82: Hearthstone

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In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 82 Donald Dennis and Stephanie Frey talk about utilizing Hearthstone in the Library. 

They cover the basics of the game, Fireside Gatherings,  Arena, Solo Adventures, Daily Quests, and deck building.

Power Creep in Hearthstone - Extra Credits

Future Proofing Your Design - Looking at Hearthstone and Planning Ahead - Extra Credits

 

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Posted on November 10, 2017 and filed under Video Games.

GSL 81: Catching up with Kathleen

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In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 81 Kathleen and Donald chat about what they've been up too recently. 

Donald talks about receiving the Libraries / Ready to Code grant. They review Zendo, an inductive logic game, from Looney Labs

Kathleen's shares stories about a recent parent-teacher conference and her recent presentation at the Gifted Association of Missouri State Conference. They also chat about the broad group of skills developed by game design programs. 

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Posted on November 3, 2017 .

GSL 80: Games Helping Special Needs Students with Social Skills

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In games in episode 80 of Schools and Libraries Chris Kohlman joins Kathleen Mercury to discuss using games to help special needs students with social skills. 

Games discussed:

  • Looping Louie
  • Pitchcar
  • Rhino Hero
  • Keesdow
  • Secret Code 13+6
  • Sherlock
  • Ubongo
  • Manhattan

Geeklists

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/144119/modifications-games-make-kids-more-successful

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/139587/games-special-education-students 

 
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Music by Ian Sovine

GSL 79: West Texas Tabletop

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Games in Schools and Libraries 79:
West Texas Tabletop

Wanda Green, of the Tom Green County Library, joins us to talk about West Texas Tabletop Con.

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33:00 Darren Miller, ShushCon RPG Coordinator, joins us to talk about Monster Hunters Club and what you should be looking for in a Game Master. 

 
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Posted on October 20, 2017 .

GSL 78: When Professional Game Designers Teach Game Design, What Happens?

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00:01:44 Kathleen Mercury & Jay Little on Game Design
Jay Little www.PaintedThumb.com 
Jay  teaches game at the university level and shares how his experience helps him to teach game design and Kathleen mentions Star Wars Carcassonne and Spin Monkeys. 

She also recommended the Finished Not Perfect video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRtV-ugIT0k

 

00:48:25 Diane Robson - International Games Week with the Games & Gaming Round Table

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Posted on October 13, 2017 .

GSL 77: RPG Camp

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In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 77 Donald and Stephanie discuss their experiences with running an RPG studio in the library. 

Check out the free D&D Basic Rules

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International Games Week
http://games.ala.org/international-games-week/

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Music by Ian Sovine

Posted on October 6, 2017 .

GSL 76: Our RPG Collection

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In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 76 Donald and Stephanie discuss magic drafts and RPGs.

00:20 Magic the Gathering and creating a cube from cards you have on hand

360 total cards, no standard lands

  • 50 Black  
    25 creatures, 25 other
  • 50 Blue
    20 creatures, 30 other
  • 50 Green
    30 creatures, 20 other
  • 50 Red
    25 creatures, 25 other
  • 50 White
    25 creatures, 25 other
  • 50 Colorless
    Mix of special lands, artifacts, etc.
  • 60 Multicolored
    6 cards for each color pair

 
16:30 Donald and Stephanie discuss the RPGs added to the collection at the Pawleys Island Library. 

  • Adventure Maximus
  • Pathfinder Beginner Box
  • D&D Starter Set
  • Dread
  • Bubblegumshoe
  • Dungeon World
  • Feng Shui
  • Fate / Dresden Files
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Check out the free D&D Basic Rules

International Games Week
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Music by Ian Sovine

Posted on September 29, 2017 .