Posts tagged #Donald Dennis

GSL 130: ALA 2019 with Donald and Stephanie

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In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 130 Donald and Stephanie talk about their experience at the ALA 2019 Summer annual.

Things they talked about

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Think Fun

  • Cat Crimes

  • Balance Beans

  • Invasion of the Cow Snatchers

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Games Workshop Paint and Take

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Fireside Games

  • My First Castle Panic

  • Here, Kitty, Kitty!

Green Ronin

  • Blue Rose,

  • Hobby Games 100 Best

  • Family Games 100 Best

Graphic Novels

Artist Alley

Maker Area
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 July 16, 2019 and filed under ALA.

GSL 20: Math Games (REBROADCAST)

In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 20 Giles and Don discuss games and math. How games can be used to support learning in math classes, whether as quick tasks to build fluency or as a vehicle to introduce a concept and more.

 

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.
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Posted on July 12, 2019 and filed under REBROADCAST.

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 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 15: Gamification (REBROADCAST)

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Rebroadcast Episode

In this rebroadcast of Games in Schools and Libraries episode 15 Giles and Don discuss discuss the gamification of the classroom, and our experiences with this topic.

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 February 14, 2019 and filed under REBROADCAST.

GSL 13: Reason (REBROADCAST)

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Rebroadcast Episode

In this rebroadcast of Games in Schools and Libraries episode 13 Giles and Don discuss discuss using games in a school or library with a reason or purpose in mind.

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 January 10, 2019 and filed under REBROADCAST.

GSL 116: Into the Gaslands

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Gaslands in Action

In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 116 Donald Dennis and Chris Bell talk about what’s been going on in the library lately.

 
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First the pair discuss the Gaslands, a miniatures game that uses Hot Wheels scale vehicles, from Osprey Games. They touch on how it plays as well as customizing cars, making terrain, and how they are using it at the library.

 
Forge Three Keys to win!

Forge Three Keys to win!

Next they talk about Keyforge, a unique deck game by Richard Garfield. After talking about why it is useful to libraries they also discuss a bit about the history or technology and game manufacturing.

 
The Detective game, with obligatory cup of coffee. And another bonus game that slipped in when nobody was looking.

The Detective game, with obligatory cup of coffee. And another bonus game that slipped in when nobody was looking.


The final review is about Detective, a Modern Crime Boardgame that plays like a series of episodes from a particularly intense police procedural TV show. A great gaming experience, but only really suitable for particular game environments.

A good Detective board, though we had another dry erase board as well, and lots of paper notes. Don’t look too closely, because there may be spoilers.

A good Detective board, though we had another dry erase board as well, and lots of paper notes. Don’t look too closely, because there may be spoilers.

 
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To wrap up they talk about ShushCon (March 22-24) and the GSL Trade Day (March 22). Our topic this year will be using story games and RPGs to support your other activities.

Let us know if you have topic requests, or would like to join us to present or run games at the con.

 

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
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 14: Events (Rebroadcast)

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In this rebroadcast of Games in Schools and Libraries episode 14 Giles and Don discuss game events they have run, and some of the things to consider when running events in schools or libraries.

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 October 17, 2018 and filed under REBROADCAST.

GSL 102: Gigamic Road Show

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In Games in Schools and Libraries #102 Nate Scheidler of Gigamic World joins Donald Dennis to talk about how and why Gigamic is reaching out to schools and libraries in a very direct and personal way. If you like games check the routes listed below to see if he will be near your school or library with a large selection of Giant Gigamic Games. 

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Nate’s current theoretical route starting approximately end of June is:

  • Seattle, WA
  • Spokane, WA
  • A short stop in one or two of Missoula, Bozeman or Billings, MT
  • Fargo, ND
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Green Bay, WI
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Chicago, IL
  • Fort Wayne, IN and various regional locations from 7/10-8/19

Not a lot of wiggle room on this end and he may need to cut a location.

 

Past that time Nate is considering:

  • Cedar Rapids and Quad Cities, IA
  • Southern IL to St Louis, MO
  • Kansas City
  • Tulsa and Oklahoma City, OK
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM
  • Phoenix and Tucson, AZ
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Possibly other middle CA stops
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Reno, NV
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Boise, ID
  • Portland, OR
  • Vancouver, CA

This tour will continue until approximately 10/10/18. Right now the second half of my schedule and route is reasonably open! If you want me to visit your location, tell me all about the cool stuff you’re doing and send some photos or videos!

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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. 

Posted on June 1, 2018 and filed under Game Company.

GSL 9: Games and Books (REBROADCAST)

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In this rebroadcast of Games in Schools and Libraries Episode 9: Games and Books, Giles Pritchard and Donald Dennis talk about books and games. Books that are about games, like Orson Scott Cards Enders Game, and games that tie into popular book franchises, like The Lord of the Rings and others.

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 11, 2018 and filed under REBROADCAST.