GSL 129: ALA Summer 2019 Preview

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In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 129 Brian Mayer, Genesee Valley BOCES Library Technology Specialist, shares a bit about all of the interesting Games and Gaming activities you can experience at the 2019 ALA Summer Annual in DC. Learn about the Gaming Grove, the Gaming Lounge, ALA Play, and relevant Games and Gaming Roundtable meetings.

 

Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.
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The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Posted on June 11, 2019 and filed under ALA, Conventions.

GSL 128: ShushCon19 Game Reviews

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In Games in Schools and Libraries 128 Donald and Chris review games that were donated for ShushCon 2019.

Donald will be at ALA Summer Annual in DC. Let us know via email or social media if you’ll be there and would like to either play a game or record a segment for the show.

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Games Covered

  • Fate/Fate Accelerated

  • 3 Cheers for Master

  • Cursed Court

  • Renfair

  • Gloom in Space

  • Koi

  • Nevermore

  • Merchants of Araby

  • Between two Castles of Mad King Ludwig

  • 10 Minute Heist

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Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.
Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

GSL 127: An Amazing Story of How Kids Went from Playing RPGs to Designing One

Cameron Hays taught his students what RPGs are, and they loved them so much, they began to make their own in a completely self-driven way. From creating their own Google Classroom to assign each other responsibilities to playing and playtesting, hear how Cameron's students are creating an RPG that represents the best of how we can use games in the classroom to increase student engagement and generate authentic results.

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Posted on May 29, 2019 and filed under RPGs, Teaching with Games.

GSL 126: A Universe of Story

Space Games!

Space Games!

In Games in Schools and Libraries 126 Donald and Chris get extra spacey as they talk about games they have brought into the library to support 2019 Summer Reading and the Moonrise Grant.

More Space Games. Space is big!

More Space Games. Space is big!

Space Games

  • Space Base

  • Gloom in Space

  • Terraforming Mars

  • Rover Control

  • Gravwell

  • Silent Death / Arclight

  • Roll for the Galaxy

  • Survive Space Attack

  • Exodus Fleet

  • Star Trek Catan

  • Cosmic Encounter

  • Savage Worlds - The Last Parsec RPG

  • Starfinder RPG

  • Traveller RPG

  • Fate/Fate Accelerated RPG

  • Fiasco https://bullypulpitgames.com/games/fiasco/fiasco-playsets/

  • Untold Adventures Await

Unplayed Space Games

  • Lupo The Space Adventure

  • The Expanse

  • Moons

  • Horizons

  • Periorbis

  • Cosmic Factory

  • Moon Miner

  • First Martians

  • Alien Artifacts

  • One Night Ultimate Alien

  • Our Last Best Hope

  • Exodus: Proxima Centauri. Exodus: Edge of Extinction

  • Scorpius Freighter

Bits from our Moonrise Grant escape room.

Bits from our Moonrise Grant escape room.

Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.
Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Posted on May 22, 2019 and filed under Grant Related.

GSL 18: Geography (REBROADCAST)

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In Games in Schools and Libraries #18 Giles and Don discuss games and geography, from maps and keys to geopolitics and topography.

This episode was originally hosted by the Games for Educators Website. After listening to this episode go check them out. http://g4ed.com/

Games in Schools and Libraries is produced by Inverse Genius in association with Georgetown County Library System.
Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game Geek
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

Posted on May 14, 2019 and filed under REBROADCAST.

GSL 125: Teaching Science Through Games

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In Games in Schools and Libraries #125 Catherine Croft joins Kathleen Mercury to talk about designing games to help teach science concepts, and how other teachers can design games for their own classrooms.

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Catherine Croft, PhD,

Catherine was neuroscience researcher before she began teaching high school science and designing games. Catherine’s fun, classroom-friendly games, are available through her company, Catlilli Games.

http://catlilli.com/about-us/our-team/

 

Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.
Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

GSL 17: Care of Games (REBROADCAST)

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In Games in Schools and Libraries Giles and Don discuss the care of games. From looking after video games and electronic devices, to bags, tape and elastic bands for board games, as well as the routines that can help maintain good quality and extend the life of a games collection.

This episode was originally hosted by the Games for Educators Website. After listening to this episode go check them out. http://g4ed.com/

Games in Schools and Libraries is produced by Inverse Genius in association with Georgetown County Library System.
Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game Geek
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

Posted on April 23, 2019 and filed under REBROADCAST.

GSL 124: Endangered

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Marc Specter of the Grand Gamers Guild joins Donald Dennis to talk about Endangered, a project now on Kickstarter. Endangered is a game of survival by Joe Hopkins where players work together to save earth's endangered species.

Schools and Libraries are both eligible for the Endangered Activist tier, allowing your institutions to get a great deal on this beautiful game.

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Grand Gamers Guild

Web Site: https://grandgamersguild.com/

Twitter @GrndGmrsGld

Facebook: Grand Gamers Guild

Kickstarter: Endangered

 

Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.
Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Posted on April 16, 2019 and filed under Game Company, Teaching with Games.

GSL 123: From Gamer Scientist to Scientist Game Designer

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John Coveyou of Genius Games joins Kathleen Mercury to talk about his games, how he designs them, and how teachers and libraries can use them in the classroom.

This episode is posted a few days early so you have the chance to check out the Nerd Words Kickstarter campaign before it has ended.

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John Coveyou, former science teacher at the middle, high, and collegiate levels, formed Genius Games to bring scientifically accurate and fun games to the classroom.

@JohnCoveyou

https://www.geniusgames.org/

Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.
Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Posted on April 8, 2019 and filed under Game Design.

GSL 122: ShushCon 2019 Debrief

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In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 122, Donald and Chris talk about their ShushCon experience; what when right and what they hope to improve on next year.

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Story Games Workshop

Check out the Slides

Companies that supported the Workshop

  • Smirk and Laughter - Before there were Stars

  • Hub Games - Untold Adventures Await

  • Atlas Games - Once Upon A Time

  • Brotherwise Games - Call to Adventure

Pharaoh’s Challenge

MAZES The RPG of Dice, Danger, and Dungeons via Kickstarter

Swarmcast Podcast


Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.
Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Posted on April 4, 2019 and filed under Conventions.

GSL 121: Designing Analog Games as part of a Video Game Curriculum

Kathleen talks to Jay Cormier, a prolific game designer who teaches analog game design as part of a video game design program, and how to teach a lot of big ideas in a short amount of time.

Jay Cormier
@bamboozlebros 

failfaster.ca

bamboozlebrothers.com

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/burntislandgames/in-the-hall-of-the-mountain-king

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/828934174/fail-faster-the-playtesting-journal

Exact Instructions Challenge

https://youtu.be/cDA3_5982h8

A Case for Board Games - Why Board Games Help You Make Better Video Games - Extra Credits
https://youtu.be/9VONeNVPaNs

Finished Not Perfect

https://youtu.be/lRtV-ugIT0k

Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.
Games in Schools and Libraries Guild at Board Game Geek
Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed by libraries included in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Posted on March 15, 2019 and filed under Teaching with Games, Game Design.