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Transformative Games and Educational Escape Rooms – Part 2

Renowned game design professor Scott Nicholson talks about his designs for educational escape rooms and more Part 2 of a 2...

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Transformative Games and Educational Escape Rooms – Part 1

Renowned game design professor Scott Nicholson douses us with the wisdom he runs his game design program with Educational escape rooms...

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How Games Teach Better than School Can

This episode starts a 7 episode series on Games + Education Renowned thinker on how education through problem-solving, James Paul Gee,...

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Armistice in Video Games

Jakub Vambersky of Madfinger Games talks about the partnership between their game Shadogun: Legends and the charity War Child for their...

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Dan Machado Returns

Dan Machado of Smart Iguana Games returns to talk about what he learned from his first board game crowfunding campaign –...

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Games Impact People

No one could have predicted how video games would influence the world. 

Dismissed like new media often is, video games fell into the mental category of “Waste of Time” for a generation.  Even those who partook and enjoyed games did so believing them pointless pursuits.  

Those years of obscurity are over.  The bigger and flashier games are but a symptom of the real impact of play empowered by digital technology. 

Games shaped the people who now shape the world. 

+7 Intelligence

It’s about time that we talk to the people who devoted years of their lives to games – without those pesky pre-conceived notions. Let’s hear about games have left tangible imprints on the world.

Enter the podcast. Each episode interviews people from all walks of life who have been inspired by the games they play. People who have harnessed the magic of play to extraordinary effect.

Season 2 is focusing on 3 key areas: Games + Mental Health, Games + Social Change, and Games + Education.

+ Crafted By

Ches Hall

The man behind the mic. . . and the audio editor . . . and the social media . . . this show is my fault.

By day, I am an engineer at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

Video games have been a frequent character in my life’s story: from the educational games I played as a kid, to making a best friend by helping him cheese his way through Majora’s Mask with a guide book, to distracting me from studying, and they fascinate me even now.

Recently I looked back on the inspiration that games have given me contrasted to their reputation and thought, “Someone has got to make a podcast to fix this.” No one had warned me that I am a someone.

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+ Featured Guests

Here are some of the high level players who have appeared on the show.

Josué Cardona

Counselor + Podcaster


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Z Yang

Founder of Serenity Forge

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The +7 Intelligence community is about revolutionizing how we think about games. To do that, it will take many stories and many voices.

The +7 Intelligence Discord chat room is all about discussing the power and influence of games with me and fellow listeners. Join the discussion, throw in some emojis, and hop on games with new and old friends.


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