GSL 162: Tails and Tales 2, More Games with Animals

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In episode 162 of the Games in Schools and Libraries Donald and Chris talk about other animal themed games which might be useful to include in your 2021 Summer Reading Tails and Tales activities.

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Video Games

  • Baba is You

  • Goat Simulator

  • Ultimate Chicken Horse

  • Untitled Goose Game

  • The Last Guardian

  • Animal Crossing

  • Never Alone

  • Moss

  • The Sonic Series

  • Zoo Tychoon

  • Crash Bandicoot

  • Donkey Kong

  • Deer God

Tabletop Games

  • My Little Pony - Tales of Equestria RPG

  • Adventure Maximus

  • Battlesheep

  • Hey! That's My Fish!

  • My Little Scythe

  • Dixit / Mysterium

  • Before there were Stars

Non Game Mentions

  • The Great Flamingo Uprising

  • They Toys that Made Us

Don’t forget ShushCon is in October. Check back for details as they develop.

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The ideas expressed in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Posted on May 12, 2021 and filed under Summer Reading.

GSL 161: Tails and Tales 1

From the Endangered Cover Art

From the Endangered Cover Art

Games in Schools and Libraries episode 161 is the beginning of a series where Donald and Chris talk about games that support the 2021 Summer Reading theme “Tails and Tales”. Some of these are great games about animals, some are great storytelling games that can be used to tell tales about animals, and some are both!

Before they get to that the talk a little bit about what they are doing to incorporate the Glowforge into their summer reading activities.

Game Reviews

  • Tiny Epic Tactics

  • Aldabas

  • ALDR

Tails and Tales Related Games

  • Mice & Mystics

  • Cockroach Poker

  • Rory's Story Cubes

  • Untold Adventures Await

  • Endangered

  • Costa Rico

  • Cardline

  • One Night Ultimate Werewolf

  • One Week Ultimate Werewolf

  • Werewords

Don’t forget ShushCon is in October. Check back for details as they develop.

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 in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Posted on May 4, 2021 and filed under Summer Reading.

GSL 30: The Main Event (REBROADCAST)

In this rebroadcast of Games in Schools and Libraries episode 30 Giles and Don talk about events. We discuss running events, publicizing events, and different ways of fostering interest.

 

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 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 in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Posted on April 21, 2021 and filed under REBROADCAST, Conventions.

GSL 160: Escape Games for the Classroom

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In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 160 Donald and Professor Scott Nicholson talk about publisher dummy contracts and maintaining the right to share your own work, how to get your published works cited appropriately, and the new book Unlocking the Potential of Puzzle-based Learning by Scott Nicholson and Liz Cable.

They also chat about puzzle hunts as learning and weekly puzzle challenges for the classroom.

After the break Scott looks back at his experience teaching Escape Room Design, and the added difficulty of moving online.

Scott also gives us a scoop about his upcoming project with The mEducation Alliance.

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Find out more about Scott Nicholson at https://scottnicholson.com/

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 in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

GSL 159: Fairy and Gnome Doors

Southern Georgetown Community Library Fairy Door

Southern Georgetown Community Library Fairy Door

In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 159 Donald and Chris talk about the cancelling of ShushCon Online 2021, new gaming shelves for the library, games they have played, and the Fairy and Gnome door project.

ShushCon

ShushCon 2021 Online Cancelled, but we will still run an event in October.

Four of our five new shelves, with room to grow.

Four of our five new shelves, with room to grow.

New Game Shelves

Our new KALLAX shelves, from IKEA, while not necessarily as durable as standard library shelves are perfect for game collections. Recommended if you live near an Ikea and can pick them up. Not recommended to have them shipped to you.

Tiny Epic Dungeons, still available through late pledges.

Tiny Epic Dungeons, still available through late pledges.

460 doors created and shared with our community!

460 doors created and shared with our community!

Fairy Doors

We chat a bit about our creation of fairy doors for a system-wide program we worked on with our children’s services department. For more information check out our blog, linked below.

 

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 in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

GSL 158: The Spiel Foundation

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On Episode 158 of Games in Schools and Libraries Donald and Kathleen are joined by Stephen Conway to talk about what the Spiel Foundation is doing for schools and libraries.

The Spiel Foundation

Stephen Conway serves as Director of the Spiel Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2007.

The foundation is dedicated to making the world a more playful place, and to do so they deliver bundles of games to a wide variety of organizations serving players of all ages (children’s hospitals, senior centers, shelters, halfway houses, boys and girls clubs, schools, libraries, and even prisons).

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 in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Posted on March 3, 2021 and filed under Resources.

GSL 157: Social for Social's Sake

In Games in Schools and Libraries episode 157 Donald is joined by Dustin Staats of Board Gaming with Education to talk about the value of games in a pandemic and post pandemic education setting.

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Also mentioned

Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.
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Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Posted on February 16, 2021 and filed under Teaching with Games.

GSL 156: Teaching Political Science Through Games

In Games in Schools and libraries episode 156 Kathleen is joined by James “Pigeon” Fielder, Mark Harvey, Ryan Gibb, the authors of the upcoming book Games without Frontiers: Simulations and Games in the Political Science Classroom to discuss their experiences using games to teach political science.

James “Pigeon” Fielder

www.jdfielder.com

https://twitter.com/j_d_fielder

Mark Harvey

 https://www.stmary.edu/staff/174

https://twitter.com/DrMAHarvey

Hidden Agenda game he mentioned

https://classicreload.com/hidden-agenda.html

Suggested games:
Risk, Diplomacy, Supremacy

 Ryan Gibb

https://www.bakeru.edu/area-of-study/international-studies/

https://twitter.com/scipio_africa

Simulation he uses in his classroom is free and online. It is Model Diplomacy and is administered by the Council on Foreign Relations https://modeldiplomacy.cfr.org/case-library 

 

 Games in Schools and Libraries is produced in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.
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Kathleen's resources https://www.kathleenmercury.com/
Email us: schoolsandlibraries@gmail.com

The ideas expressed in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

 

GSL 29: Games and Autism (REBROADCAST)

This is a rebroadcast of the Games in Schools and Libraries episode 29 Giles and Don discuss their experience with games and children on the autism spectrum.

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 in association with Inverse Genius and the Georgetown County Library System.
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The ideas expressed in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Posted on January 29, 2021 and filed under REBROADCAST.

GSL 155: Next Gen Consoles

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In Games in Schools and Libraries 155 Chris and Donald announce the 2021 ShushCon schedule. They also discuss the new generation of PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles. They talk hardware, games, and subscription services.

ShushCon 2021

  • March 26-28 ShushCon Online. 

  • October 15-17 ShushCon in Pawleys Island

Want to dig deeper in the next generation of consoles? Check out these Games in Schools and Libraries Blog articles.

NEXT GENERATION CONSOLES IN THE LIBRARY PART 1

NEXT GENERATION CONSOLES IN LIBRARIES PART 2: SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES

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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 in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Posted on January 15, 2021 and filed under Video Games, Conventions.

GSL 154: Jack Looks Twitchy

Some of the games we play most Frequently on Twitch.

Some of the games we play most Frequently on Twitch.

In GSL 154 Chris and Donald discuss the Jack Box Party Pack games through the lense of games they utilize on the ShushCon Twitch stream or would be suitable for playing with patrons or students via Discord. After reviewing games in the Party Packs they also discuss tactics for dealing with bad actors and vulgarians who jump in on your stream.

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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 in the podcast are not expressly endorsed by the Georgetown County Library System. 

Posted on December 23, 2020 and filed under Reviews, Video Games, running games online.