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Board Games and Education #7 Lesson Reinforcement

I remember the first day of school being really exciting, who were my teachers going to be, which of my friends would be in my classes, would there be any new kids at the school? The first few days would

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Board Games and Education #6 Making History Tangible

Board games have the ability to add story and experience to stories written by history. Playing a board game based in history can bring the experience of historical characters to the minds of students. I remember reading about hisotry, taking

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Board Games Used For Education #5 The Benefits of Educational Blog Writing Pt2

Two days ago we talked about the benefits of writing a development blog….well….sort of.  That was my intention, until I got to 500+ words and had not started on the specific benefits I wanted to cover. In the interest of

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Board Games Used For Education #4 Writing a Blog About Games Pt1

It has been a while since I have written a post about Board Games and Education. I am going to like to the introductory post about this series as a refresher of what I am trying to accomplish with this

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Board Games Used For Education #3 Teach the Tools of the Trade

What makes games easier to learn is a familiarity with the mechanics played in one game that show up in another. Expanding on this idea, what makes games easier to design is a familiarity with the types of tools designers

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Board Games Used For Education #2 Creative Writing

I never liked creative writing time in school because I could never visualize the worlds we were asked to create and write about. I never really got into reading until Harry Potter was made into a movie and I had

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Board Games Used For Education #1 Intro

I firmly believe that games (including board games, RPGs, video and others) could be the basis for a good education system. We recently wrote about why we like games as an educational tool and after the comments we heard from people

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