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Board Gaming with Education

Apr 27, 2020

Dustin has the privilege to talk to game-based science teacher, Matt Montrose, and asks him about his experiences with integrating games in the classroom and his design process for Ecologies the Card Game. His company, Montrose Biology, specializes in gamifying biological concepts for students, educators, and gamers alike. His first card game, Ecologies, has players compete to build food webs in 7 different biomes around the world. Be sure to check out Ecologies:

Episode Topics and Interviews

  • Board Gaming with Education Updates- Facebook group, newsletter, theTUNDRA- 00:28
  • Who is Matt Montrose? - 3:03
  • Learning Games through Students - 5:52
  • Gaming with Grandma and Beyond - 7:36
  • The Importance of Game-based Learning - 10:11
  • Ecologies - 13:22
  • Challenges in Game Design for Targeted Learning - 19:47
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round - 22:52

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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 ( for his creative commons 4.0 contribution of "Getting it Done" for our Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round.

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