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Board Gaming with Education’s 2019 – 78 (A look at the community, the podcast, and the field of games in education for 2019 & 2020)

Episode Overview

  • Episode Topics and Interviews
    • Board Gaming with Education’s 2019 – 1:40
    • Board Gaming with Education Looks Ahead at 2020 – 11:50
    • Games in Education for 2019 – 16:00
    • Looking Ahead at Games in Education for 2020 – 21:04
    • Games in 2019 & 2020 – 23:22

In this episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin looks at all things Board Gaming with Education and games in education for 2019 and 2020. He discusses some accomplishments from 2019 for the Board Gaming with Education community, some challenges, and some things to look forward to in 2020. He also talks about the larger field of games in education in 2019 and what to hope for in 2020.

Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their songs “Work It” for our 2019/2020-themed music. This song can be found in full on this music archive. Also, thank you to davidbain for the countdown sound effects. This effect can be found here.

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Board Gaming with Education’s 2019 – 1:40

Dustin talks about what happened with the Board Gaming with Education Podcast and the larger community in 2019.

With the second year of the podcast, we have had a ton of fantastic guests and episodes. Just before the end of 2019, we hit 78 total episodes. Amazing! Let us know what were some of your favorite moments from the podcast in 2019.

We had Jay from Cardboard East and Spencer the designer of “The Fire Burn Lows” (formerly Northern Realms) for our Geek Discussion episodes in 2019. These episodes took a more in-depth approach to the board game hobby.

We topped some podcast categories charts in various Asian countries. We hit the number one spot in the leisure category in Taiwan and hit some number one spots in the games category in Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam too! We also cracked number 86 in the games category in the United States! Great stuff!

We made our move from Taiwan to LA this year! We are super excited about some things to come in 2019 too.

Dustin also talks about the challenges and successes of the Kickstarter for WorldsXP. If you’re interested in learning more about the gamification kit for your classroom, be sure to sign up for our newsletter.

Our Facebook community has grown from under 200 to over 1,000 members in the year 2019! Be sure to join the group! Our Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education

We also attended our first stateside convention at PAX Unplugged. Listen to our coverage of this episode here.

Board Gaming with Education Looks Ahead at 2020 – 11:50

A weekly publishing schedule for each season for 2020! We will release an episode every week for each season with a short season break. Season 8 is coming to a podcast platform near you in early February.

Events for 2020! We will be hosting several events in 2020. Be sure to join us at our first “Family Board Game Night” on January 19th!

We will bring some updates to the website in 2020, including a community space on the site!

Games in Education in 2019 – 16:00

Dustin discusses a couple of topics from 2019 including how digital-based board games seem to have been pushed in classrooms/educational settings in 2019 and some new companies that are making a splash including Fort Circle Games, Engaged Games, and AmpedUp Learning.

Looking Ahead at Games in Education in 2020 – 21:04

Dustin discusses two main things he would like to see in 2020. First off, games can implement a better pedagogical approach to using games in education. Second, exposing more teachers to modern game and board game mechanics.

Games in 2019 and 2020 – 23:45

Dustin discusses some games he played in 2019 and some games he hopes to play in 2020. Check some out below!

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