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Mapmaker: The Gerrymandering Game

A board game that lets you be a corrupt politician – manipulating elections to get yourself elected again and again and...

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Game to Grow

Therapeutic tabletop role-playing games – what they look like, how they work, and who they help – with Adam Johns and...

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It’s Dangerous to Go Alone

Dr. Raffael Boccamazzo, Clinical Director of Take This! talks about his work at the nonprofit promoting mental health in the gaming...

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What is Gaming Disorder? + Part 2

Josué Cardona and I continue our discuss with the fallout of recognizing gaming disorder as a mental health condition.  

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What is Gaming Disorder?

Licensed mental health counselor Josué Cardona returns to share his expertise on the classification of “gaming disorder” as a mental health...

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How to Quit Gaming Addiction

Cam Adair, founder of Game Quitters on video game addiction His personal struggle, turning to games for help, and realizing how...

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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.

+ listen anywhere

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+ Featured On

Here are some of the folks who have added to +7 Intelligence.

Geek & Sundry

Team Chat Podcast

Coaching for Geeks

+ Featured Guests

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

Josué Cardona

Counselor + Podcaster


Twitch Streamer

Z Yang

Founder of Serenity Forge

+ Have your voice heard

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.


+The network

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