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Analog Minds: Learning Through Designing Tabletop Games

When educators think of using games in learning environments, they typically assume digital games. But tabletop games have been used to teach all sorts of concepts including strategy, scenarios, role playing, emotional intelligence for centuries. By removing the constraints of technology, students can get closer to the mechanics of the game and acquire a more profound and nuanced understanding of the subject matter. This presentation will review recent work using tabletop games for education, and deconstruct some of the techniques used for learning.