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Teacher Edition: Rich's Top 5 Farewell – 033

Teacher Edition: Rich’s Top 5 Farewell – 033

Episode Overview

In this “Teacher Edition” episode of Board Gaming with English, Dustin and Rich discuss Rich’s top 5 games. Rich has been a great co-host on Board Gaming with English and has really brought some great insight into the field of game-based learning. Throughout his time on the podcast he has contirbuted many ideas for using game-based learning and other elements of gamification in education.

Read more about the episode and take a look at the games they talk about in this episode below.

Our new Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education

Our new Facebook Group for English language learners: Using Board Games (and other Games) to Learn English

Thank you to Revolution Void for their wonderful contribution of a segment of their song “How Exciting” for our introduction. The song can be found in full on this music archive.

Thank you to Purple Planet Music for their song “Mumbai Mood” on our Desert Island Questionnaire Segment: http://www.purple-planet.com

Thank you to Antti Luode for his contribution for the song 707 from China for Rich’s Top 5 List.

Thank you to raelwissdorf for their contribution of the female voice sound effect that was edited for Rich’s Top 5 List.

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Episode Topics

Rich’s Top 5

Throughout the episode, Rich mentions a few games. If any of these games sound like something you might enjoy playing personally or in your class, you can help support our podcast by purchasing these games through our Amazon affiliate links. We will earn a small commission at no expense to you. Check out the games below:

1. Codenames

A great game to review English language vocabulary or content related vocabulary, like historical terms. The game comes with basic words that usually take on multiple meanings. This is a fun family game that can also be adapted to your classroom. There are also other versions like Codenames Pictures, Codenames Disney, as well as some others. Check out our learner edition episode about Codenames (Codenames – 006).

2. Werewolf

A classic secret role, social deduction board game! This game is great as a fun downtime game you can play with your students. Dustin has used it to teach basic grammar structures to give opinions. You can listen to the episode about Werewolf too! (Werewolf – 001)

3. Secret Hitler

Secret Hitler is another secret role, social deduction board game. It can be a good supplemental game to help instill different historical themes related to Fascism and Democracy.

4. World War I Review Game 

This is Rich’s review game he uses when teaching the content from World War I. You can listen to the episode where Rich discusses this game on our podcast as well (Teacher Edition: Games in the Classroom – 016). Also, feel free to bother Rich and let him know you miss him, by emailing him about the game!

5. Knuckle Bones

A super old school dexterity game. This is Rich’s all-time favorite game. You need to compete by completing various tasks in the game. 


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