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Learning through Game Design with Blinks Game System feat. Jon Bobrow – 105

Episode Overview

  • Episode Topics and Interviews
    • Board Gaming with Education Updates- GBL Course 00:53
    • Who is Jon Bobrow? – 1:13
    • Building Installations and Simulations – 2:39
    • Blinks Game System – 12:04
    • The Various Games of “Blinks” – 18:10
    • Developing Your Own Game with “Blinks Game System” – 20:50
    • Learning through Design – 24:50
    • Last Words of Advice: Growing Design Thinkers – 28:50
    • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round – 31:40

On today’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin has the pleasure of interviewing Jon Bobrow, founder of the game company Move38 and designer of the smart tabletop gaming system, Blinks. The two discuss Jon’s background in designing military simulations and large interactive museum exhibits as well as the steps that led him to the development of Blinks. We get a quick rundown of Blinks and learn about the development opportunities it offers its community of game designers and teachers. Jon also gives advice for teachers looking to maximize learning outcomes with gaming.

Website: https://move38.com/

Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their song “Retro Gamer” for our Interview Segment. This song can be found in full on this music archive. Also, thank you to Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) for his creative commons 4.0 contribution of “Getting it Done” for our Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round.

Thank you to Dallas Welk, the editor of this episode!

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Who is Jon Bobrow? – 1:13

We meet Jon Bobrow, game designer and founder of Move38 and the computerized gaming system, Blinks. We then learn about his entrance into the world of game design.

Building Installations and Simulations – 2:39

Jon runs through his experience with designing simulations for the military as well as interactive museum installations.

“Blinks Game System” – 12:04

Jon shares the history of how the Blinks Game System came into development. Jon also gives us the rundown of his smart table-top game system, Blinks.

The Various Games of “Blinks” – 18:10

We learn about the various games that were developed to be played on Blinks, as well as ones being developed by the Blink’s community.

Developing Your Own Game with “Blinks Game System” – 20:50

Dustin asks Jon what it takes to make your own game on Blinks.

Learning through Design – 24:50

We get insight on Nick’s day to day challenges as a game designer at Spin Master.

Last Words of Advice: Growing Design Thinkers – 28:50

Jon shares a final word of advice for teachers looking to maximize their learning outcomes through gaming.

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round – 31:40

Dustin challenges Jon with some rapid-fire statements to see their unsolicited opinions on them. Be sure to tune in to hear his answers!

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