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"Board Gaming with Education" explores board games, game-based learning, gamification, and other elements of gaming and how they can complement, supplement, and interact with education and learning. If you are an educator, teacher, board game hobbyist, or board game professional and you are curious how board games can be used as learning tools, then this podcast is for you!
 
The Manaverse Podcast is a podcast created for you, the gamer with aspirations of building your own local game store (LGS), the entrepreneur running an LGS who wants to grow their business, and the player who wants a behind the scenes look into their favourite hobby. If you’re looking for inspiration, new ideas, and interesting perspectives then Tom Traplin has you covered. Learn the business of selling some of the best games in the world including Mtg, Warhammer, Warmachine, Dungeons and Dr ...
 
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Dustin is the owner and founder of Board Gaming with Education and BGE Tabletop. He has experience teaching English as a second language to a variety of age levels – from kindergarten to university. He also works in the field of education in various capacities. BGE started off as podcast in 2017 and has expanded into a platform for educators to lea…
 
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a great time celebrating the arrival of 2022. One of the things I like to do at the beginning of the year is to look back a bit and see what happened over the past 12 months and establish a bit of a theme for the coming year. So that's what we're doing today. Let's discuss three of the biggest lessons I learn…
 
This is the second podcast in a series that I'm calling Launch Lessons, where I'll be breaking down the Six Pillars of Digital Marketing and show you just how powerful and important they are to your business's growth. If you haven't listened to the last episode on how much your email list is worth, go back and check that one out. Today we're talkin…
 
In the spirit of giving value up front, this is the first podcast in a series that I'm calling Launch Lessons, where I'll be breaking down the Six Pillars of Digital Marketing and show you just how powerful and important they are to your business's growth. First up, we're talking about one of my favourite topics and one area of marketing that almos…
 
If you're a game store owner, you're ridiculously busy most of the time. You've got inventory to manage, events to organize, people to hire, and a million products to stay on top of. It's a lot to handle... and marketing your game store often becomes an afterthought. Something that always gets pushed onto the back burner. And it doesn't matter what…
 
Today we are talking with Alex Thor and Jonathan Adams. Alex is the Director of Operations at RPG Travel and Jonathan is their resident gaming master. Both of these fine gentlemen were featured at the recent 2021 LGS Success Summit and today we are going to explore what RPG Travel is, how it works, and how you, dear listener, as a game store owner …
 
Athena Games in Norwich, UK In today's episode of the Manaverse Podcast, we're talking with Jamie Grinstead from Athena Games. Athena Games is Norwich's premier tabletop game destination for gamers of all sorts and we dive into their origin story, what sets them apart, and how they have navigated the changing digital landscape over the last two yea…
 
Dustin chats with Prisha about her tabletop game cafe in India. They talk about marketing tabletop games and running educational programming at a tabletop cafe. Dustin shares his expertise in using game-based learning and gamification techniques. Episode Topics (timestamps are for podcast episode | video time stamps are available on YouTube) 00:00 …
 
Dustin shares his experience running a booth at a local event. He talks about some things he's learned from his booth experience and shares some data on the success of the event. Episode Topics 00:00 - Board Gaming with Education/BGE's Tabletop Updates - Twitch or YouTube or Facebook 3:56 - Introduction to Running Booths at Local Events 11:14 - Loo…
 
Dustin chats with Laurie Blake about the power of games for good. We chat about his company Stop, Drop, and Roll Games and its mission-- inclusive, conscientious, and immersive. We also chat about their game Earth Rising and how it ties into games for learning. Episode Topics (timestamps are for podcast episode | video time stamps are available on …
 
Let's have a quick chat about the allocation situation and how distribution can help support game stores that spend years building the communities that create the demand for the products in the first place. Grab your ticket to the LGS Success Summit >> https://lgssuccesssummit.com Follow Dave Salisbury on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dave.sali…
 
Jess Carrier is the featured guest on the Manaverse Podcast today. Jess is the Head of Marketing and Events at Noble Knight Games in Wisconsin and we're going to dig into my favourite topic, which as you probably know by now, is marketing. We're going to discuss her experience jumping in as the head of marketing at Noble Knight, some of the trends …
 
The 2nd LGS Success Summit is scheduled for September 7th to 9th, 2021 and we're going bigger and better for this one. Just like last time, this summit is a virtual event so you don't have to worry about spending thousands of dollars on airfare and travel and accommodations and food. You can attend the summit and listen to the expert speakers from …
 
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin shares some resources you'll find as a part of the Board Gaming with Education community and some huge updates! Episode Topics Board Gaming with Education - Board Gaming with Education Webstore Resources - 0:57 Updates - 9:52 Check out our board game store for a curated collection of boa…
 
Does Your Game Store Need an SEO Specialist? If you've been in business for any length of time you've probably been pitched SEO services at least a few times by people promising to get you on page 1 of Google. That sounds pretty good right? The trouble is hiring someone for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) can be very hit or miss. Some people are g…
 
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin shares his experience with using tabletop games in person this past summer. He talks about different games he has used and tips for implementing them and keeping students distanced. Episode Topics Board Gaming with Education - Board Gaming with Education Webstore Tip #1: Check out party …
 
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by William Brown from The Hungry Gamer to discuss how he has used tabletop games in the classroom. He talks about several examples as well as dives into one specific example of how he used Thousand-Year-Old Vampire to teach writing. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel t…
 
In today's episode we are going straight to the source and exploring what makes the WPN program tick, how to achieve that coveted Premium status for your game store, and how to make the most it. Luke May is the Retail Experience Specialist for Wizards of the Coast in the UK and Nelson Brown is the Wizards Play Network Community Manager in Seattle, …
 
Curt Covert is the founder, creative force and jack-of-all-trades at Smirk & Dagger. He’s worn all the hats including art director, copywriter, marketer and concept director, and in a past life he was also a creative director and marketing planner for promotion agencies servicing Fortune 500 companies and brands like M&Ms, Jameson, Dannon, Unilever…
 
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by Jenny Varrichio to discuss game-based learning and using it as a tool for formative feedback. Jenny shares insights into her research as to how we can leverage game-based learning in our classrooms with our learners. This is a perfect episode for diving into the reasons why …
 
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by Peter Seiler, to best game-based practices for getting to know others. Peter shares his game Top Tale and how it fosters a great experience for getting to know your fellow human. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get more content from Board Gaming with Education…
 
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by Hamid Printer, to discuss running tabletop roleplaying games at a library or other youth programs. Hamid shares some amazing tips for beginners and veterans alike on how best to run a tabletop roleplaying game at your local library. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channe…
 
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by Dan White, CEO of Filament Games to talk about using video games for game-based learning. They explore topics such as defining game-based learning and where games fall on a game-based learning spectrum, how and what role game-based learning played during the pandemic, and wh…
 
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin talks about implementing a tabletop game as a game-based learning lesson. In the episode, he takes this in three steps-- framing the context for using the game, pulling the learning outcomes from the game, and structuring supplemental materials or activities around the game. Episode Topi…
 
On May 13th, 2021, Wizards of the Coast announced plans to move away from it's current iteration of Organized Play and phase out the MPL and Rivals leagues. The 2021-2022 season will be the final season of Wizard's foray into e-sports in it's current form, and it looks like they will be refocusing on in-person and local level play more closely in t…
 
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by Dina Ramse to talk about what we can learn as players from spatial awareness and spatial recognition games. We discuss the impacts these games can have on us and our daily lives and also chat about how these games have helped Dina's son. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube c…
 
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by Alex Lu to talk about what the player's experience is all about. We talk about this from both the perspective of the player and the perspective of the designer. We discuss topics such as inclusion and representation in games, what to look out for as a parent or educator on w…
 
Molly Zeff, the cofounder of Flying Leap Games is on the Manaverse Podcast to talk about getting into the game publishing business and what she learned by visiting over 250 game stores all over the world. If you're interested in discovering how to get your game published, Molly shares a number of valuable lessons on how to take a game from concept …
 
We're back with Season 12! In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by Danielle Dabbs for Board Gaming with Education's first-ever VideoCast episode. Whether you're a parent looking for more ways to spend time as a family, use games to support learning, or are a hardcore hobby gamer and looking for more games to play …
 
Dustin from Board Gaming with Education shares some updates and what to expect for Season 12 of the podcast. Check out the video format of this episode: https://youtu.be/t6iIdwOif5o Episode Topics Board Gaming with Education Introduction: VideoCast and YouTube Channel - 00:38 Introduction - 1:36 Weekly Streams - 1:42 Instagram - 3:34 Our Website - …
 
Jouni Jussilla is on the Manaverse Podcast to talk about Dized, a digital companion designed to be used next to physical tabletop games. We all know that one of the biggest obstacles to picking up a new game is learning the rules, which is why we often refer to our friends to teach us. It creates a much better learning experience and gets us into t…
 
[REPLAY] Dustin and Grace visit Strategicon, a board game convention near LAX in Los Angeles. Listen in to the show to hear about their experience, what they think about the convention, and hear about some of the games they played! The convention happens three times a year. If you have the chance, be sure to attend, and let us know if you do! Intro…
 
GAMA EXPO 2021 has come and gone so let's talk about what went well and what could be improved on. Today, I'm breaking down my experience with the Expo and some of the difficulties I ran into while registering for the event, as well as talking about some of the advantages of the Spatial Chat system and how it can be made even better for next years …
 
[REPLAY] This is a special crossover episode of Board Gaming with Education and Games in Schools and Libraries. In this episode, Dustin talks with Kathleen Mercury from Games in Schools and Libraries. They discuss various topics like teaching game design, game-based learning, board games, podcasting, and networking. Be sure to listen in to hear a b…
 
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by co-host Dave Eng and guest Terry Pearce to discuss the differences and similarities between game-based learning and gamification in both the corporate world and the education world. Join Dustin, Terry, and Dave on this discussion of board games for learning. Episode Topics B…
 
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by co-host Rodger Moore and guest Steve Dee to discuss the importance of game design, how game design overlaps with other aspects of our lives, and what we can learn from game design through an educator's lens. Join Dustin, Steve, and Rodger on this discussion of board games fo…
 
VideoCast Episode Preview #2! We will be launching our VideoCast on YouTube for Season 12 of the Board Gaming with Education Podcast. This is a preview of what to expect! In this episode, we talk about two games that we previewed on our Instagram channel-- Aroma and Werewords! What do you think of these games? Leave a comment below! Check out the v…
 
If you’ve been open for any length of time in this business you’ve probably run into someone who thinks they deserve a special deal. Maybe they’ve been a long time customer, maybe they’ve just rolled in off the street and feel like you owe them cheaper prices. At the moment of this recording there is a surge of speculation in the Pokémon market wit…
 
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by co-host Rich Hill and guest Shaun McMillan to talk about integrating low-prep game-based learning solutions for your classroom. Join Dustin, Shaun, and Rich on this discussion of board games for learning. Episode Topics Board Gaming with Education Introduction: Board Gaming …
 
Devon Chulick is the Founder and COO of Start Playing Games, a service that helps connect tabletop RPG gamers and professional game masters together to create amazing gaming experiences. Devon has been involved in the eCommerce industry for over a decade with a number of businesses under his belt. He enjoys reading, volleyball, pizza, and Dungeons …
 
In this week’s VideoCast Episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin gives tips for integrating modern board games into your classroom to create an engaging, rewarding, and fun learning experience. Check out the video form of this episode here: https://youtu.be/zrOSUV2lN3c Episode Topics Board Gaming with Education Introduction: VideoCast and Yo…
 
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by co-host Rodger Moore and guest Geoff Engelstein to talk about the interrelation between games and other aspects of our world. Join Dustin, Geoff, and Rodger on this discussion of board games for learning. Episode Topics Board Gaming with Education Introduction: GBL Conferenc…
 
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by co-host Rodger Moore and guest Zdenek Lukas to talk about using board games to teach English. Join Dustin, Zdenek, and Rodger on this discussion of board games for learning. Episode Topics Board Gaming with Education Introduction: EduGamer Membership - 0:00 Welcome Rodger Ba…
 
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by Odon Sults to talk about ViewHooo and what gamified presentations can do for engagement. Episode Topics Board Gaming with Education Introduction: Instagram - 0:00 What is ViewHooo - 3:19 Emergent Experiences - 12:52 User Experience with ViewHooo - 17:38 Thumbs Up, Thumbs Dow…
 
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by co-host Dave Eng and guest Erik Agudelo to talk about diversity and inclusion in games and game design. Join Dustin, Erik, and Dave on this important discussion related to diversity and inclusion in games. Episode Topics Board Gaming with Education Introduction: Shelf Storie…
 
Dustin is joined by Rodger and Tantrum House to talk about their virtual convention TantrumCon. Listen in to hear why attending a virtual board game convention can help with integrating games remotely in your classroom and with family. Check out our board game store: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com TantrumCon Website: https://www.tantrumho…
 
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by co-host Rich Hill and guest Karl Rahenkamp to talk about using board games to reinforce content and using board games to teach new content. Join Dustin, Rich, and Karl on this discussion of looking at best practices and some drawbacks for both. Episode Topics Board Gaming wi…
 
Dustin chats about what to expect in Season 11 of the podcast and a special announcement related to new content from Board Gaming with Education. Check out our board game store: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the epi…
 
Join Dustin and Rodger as they discuss plans for 2021 with Board Gaming with Education and take a look back at 2020. We look forward to a new year with our Board Gaming with Education community! Check out our board game store: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of …
 
This podcast episode mixed the medium of our blog posts and podcast episodes. In the episode, and the following blog post, Dustin and Rodger chat about games that taught them something in 2020! Join in on the conversation by commenting on our social media channels or directly on the blog post! Episode Topics Introduction to the Topic - 0:00 Brief C…
 
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