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Board Gaming with Education

Feb 17, 2020

Dustin sits down with Alex Wolf, a former ESL teacher in China turned tabletop game designer. Alex started Spielcraft games with co-founder Jared Bakewell in his spare time. They are set to release their first game publication, the Gladiator combat deck builder, For Glory. We learn of the similarities Dustin and Alex share as natives of Omaha, Nebraska as well as former overseas educators where Alex reveals the challenges of learning board games in other languages. The two talk about Alex’s game, For Glory, which is now live on Kickstarter and we get a glimpse into his creative process. Back it now and let us know, so we can share the love with Alex!

  • Update from Board Gaming with Education- events - 1:24
  • Our Sponsor for this Episode is "Facing Off!" - 2:32
  • Who is Alex Wolf? - 3:41
  • Using Magic: The Gathering to Learn Chinese - 5:54
  • Teaching in China - 8:53
  • Adventure in Game Design - 13:25
  • Transition from Teaching to Game Design - 17:36
  • For Glory! On Kickstarter Now! - 21:07
  • Last Words of Advice: Follow Your Passion instead of Netflix - 24:50
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round - 27:46

Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their song "Retro Gamer" and "Soul Train" for our Interview and Sponsorhsip Segments. These songs can be found in full on this music archive. Also, thank you to Kevin MacLeod ( for his creative commons 4.0 contribution of "Getting it Done."

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