GSL 74: Game Con Magic

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In Games in Schools and Libraries 74  Donald Dennis and Gina Monti, of the Durham Public Library in CT, chat about their games con success. 
http://www.durhamlibrary.org/

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

Library Escape Room Enthusiasts
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1922174474731812/

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Music by Ian Sovine

Posted on September 15, 2017 .

GSL 73: RPGs in the Classroom

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Games in Schools and Libraries 73

Kathleen Mercury joins Donald Dennis to talk about bringing RPGs and RPG design into the classroom. 

Kathleen Mercury

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RPGs Mentioned

Games in Schools and Libraries is produced by Inverse Genius in association with the Georgetown County Library System
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Music by Ian Sovine

Posted on September 8, 2017 .

GSL 72: Catan

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In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 72 Donald is joined by Kathleen Mercury to talk about the various versions of Catan and our gaming culture, including how to best utilize them in the classroom.  

 

 

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Posted on August 25, 2017 .

GSL 71: Game Design Workshops

In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 71 Donald is joined by Aaron Stimpson, one of our game design instructors to talk about the value of tabletop game design.  Then Donald and Stephanie discuss mixing digital and analog game design activities.

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Posted on August 11, 2017 .

GSL 70: ALA and Summer Game Activities

In Games in Schools and Libraries Donald & Stephanie discuss the grand adventure of  ALA and the activities hosted by the Games & Gaming RT.

00:01 Donald & Stephanie talk about ALA, and all the Games & Gaming RT activities including

  • Escape room pre conference
  • ALA Play 
  • Game RT booth 
  • Gaming Lounge
  • Gaming 101
  • Opening a library centric dialog with publishers and distributors

23:34 Summer game activities

  • CS First Game Design
  • Video game design with RPG Maker 
  • Tabletop RPG workshop GMing & writing a Fiasco play-set
  • Board Game design
  • Escape Room design 

29:15  Kadyn - Patron perspectives 

34:15 Josh Valderrama a High School student sharing his thoughts about games in libraries. 

 

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Posted on July 28, 2017 .

GSL 69: Renegade Games at ALA Play

In Games in Schools and Libraries #69, Donald discusses ALA Play with Sara Erickson of Renegade Game Studios. 

Sara Erickson of Renegade Game Studios
http://www.renegadegamestudios.com/
@playrenegade

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Posted on July 21, 2017 .

GSL 68: Ninten-dos & Ninten-don'ts

In episode 68 of Games in Schools and Libraries Donald Dennis and Gina Monti, of the Durham Public Library in CT, chat about using the Nintendo Switch in Libraries. 
http://www.durhamlibrary.org/

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Posted on July 14, 2017 .

GSL 67: ALA Games and Gaming Round Table

On Games in Schools and Libraries episode 67 Donald and Stephanie talk about the Build a Better World Summer Reading program and other activities. 


10:00:00 Donald and Brian Mayer talk about everything the Games and Gaming Round Table have planned for the ALA 2017 Summer annual.  
GameRT: http://games.ala.org/

ALAPlay Info
https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=266019

Guest companies at ALA Play

  • Asmodee
  • Renegade Games
  • PHD & ACD Running Open Games 
  • HABA
  • Breakout Edu
  • Paizo
  • Konami
  • Wizards of the Coast
  • Bloxels
  • Northstar Games
  • Arc Dream
  • SET Games
  • Gigamic
  • Ninja Division

Booth Guests
Breakout Edu: http://www.breakoutedu.com/
Breakout Edu Escape Room on the Exhibit Floor:
http://signup.com/go/bXkkkIO

Northstar Games: https://www.northstargames.com/
 

37:43:00 Donald and Stephanie review a selection of games

  • Imagine
  • Ozoolemia
  • Costa Rica
  • Click Clack Lumberjack
  • Evolution the Beginnings
  • Evolution Climate
  • Animal on Animal

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Posted on June 12, 2017 and filed under ALA.

GSL 66: Staff Development Day

On this episode of Games in Schools and Libraries Donald and Stephanie talk about using games and escape room activities at the Georgetown County Library System Staff Development Day.  https://goo.gl/photos/K3vDx4sJ5YoKjKMt9

We led off the day with Happy Salmon, then talked to Library Staff about how we would be using escape rooms over the summer.  After lunch we talked with them about drones and how our teen patrons would be building their own drones using Flybrix. 

Reviews

  • (10:47:00) Code Names & Code Names Pictures
  • (14:57:00) Chemistry Fluxx, Math Fluxx, Nature Fluxx
  • (22:17:00) Card Lines animals, Dinosaurs
  • (27:18:00) Fauna Terra 
  • (31:57:00) Oceanus

Donald will be at the ALA 2017 summer annual in Chicago, you can meet him at:

  • ALA Precon
  • ALA Play 
  • Games & Gaming Round Table Booth

Games in Schools and Libraries is produced by Inverse Genius
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Posted on May 22, 2017 and filed under ALA.

GSL 65: Mangaka

In Games in Schools and Libraries 65 Jason Thompson of Mockman Press joins Donald Dennis to talk about Mangaka, a real time game about being a comic artist. 

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Posted on April 28, 2017 .

GSL 64: ShushCon 2017

In this episode Donald & Stephanie discuss ShushCon 2017, including the Escape Room Creation Workshop offered for Librarians. 


RPGs played at ShushCon

  • Dread 
  • Dresden Files
  • Feng Shui
  • Dungeons & Dragons 
  • Pathfinder
  • Savage Worlds
  • Deadlands
  • Ghostbusters
  • End of the World
  • Dungeon World

Reviews

  • Coloretto Card Game
  • Meteor
  • Greedy Greedy Goblins
  • Mangaka
  • Dresden Files Card Game


Games in Schools and Libraries is produced by Inverse Genius
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Posted on April 13, 2017 .