Episode #29: Relaxing Games

Episode #29: Relaxing Games

In this episode Cathy welcomes Maury Brown back to the show and they talk about games used to relax; Carrie tells us about Chuck’s Challenge, and I have a conversation with Laila Shabir about Girls Make Games.  

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Maury Brown of Learn LARP and Magischola
Maury Brown of Learn LARP and Magischola
Guest Host: Maury Brown of Learn LARP and Magischola

After working as a marketing and communications executive for a Fortune 500 company, Maury Brown moved to the education sector, where she has more than 15 years experience designing curriculum, delivering and assessing instruction, and conducting research on engagement and learning with students in elementary school through graduate school. A diverse writer of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction with degrees in literature and creative writing from the University of Virginia, she is finishing her PhD in Rhetoric & Cultural Studies, researching LARPs as participatory design and interactive storytelling. She has been involved in role-playing games since the early 1990s.

The Crafting Rogue
The Crafting Rogue
The Crafting Rogue Review of the Video Game: Chuck’s Challenge 3D

Carrie Lambertson gives us a review of the video game, Chuck’s Challenge 3D. Carrie is a World of Warcraft playing, crocheting, sewing, depressed girl who is trying to improve her life. In the past few months she has been focusing her efforts on improving herself. She is allowing herself to do the things she enjoys. She crafts, she crochets, she sews, and she LOVES video games! Check out the Crafting Rogue Podcast and Blog.You can also find Carrie on Twitter and she sells her crafts on Etsy.

RelaxCathy and Maury
Talk About
Relaxing Games:

Cathy and Maury talk about the games they find relaxing after a stressful day, a brain burner of a game, or just when they want to unwind. Included is some input from audience members. Games discussed include:

  • Carcassonne
  • Dixit
  • Fluxx
  • Loonacy
  • Munchkin
  • Roll For It!
  • Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective
  • Rivers, Roads, and Rails
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Tetris
  • Tsuro
Girls Make GamesCathy & Laila Shabir Talk About Girls Make Games

Girls Make Games is a series of international summer camps, workshops and game jams designed to inspire the next generation of designers, creators, and engineers. Laila Shabir is the founder of LearnDistrict, an educational company based in San Jose, CA. They are committed to providing students with access to knowledge through our games and programs like Girls Make Games workshops.

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Games Mentioned in This Episode

Rating scale of 1-5We have started referring to and rating games by a rating scale. Here is how we are using this scale:
5 = Buy this! Buy this now!
4 = A good solid game!
3 = Decent with some bugs.
2 = Has great potential as kindling!
1 = Give me back the time I spent playing it!

The links below will take you to BoardGameGeek.com, RPGGeek.com, or VideoGameGeek.com where you can learn more about the individual games. The Buy It!links will take you to DriveThruRPG.com OR Amazon.com where you can purchase the game. These are affiliate links and using them will help us pay for show expenses like hosting, buying games, and traveling to conventions and events.

 A Wolf by Any Other Name  Buy It!*
 Age of the Tempest  Buy It!
 Camel Up!  Buy It!
 Carcassonne Buy It!
 Dixit Buy It!
 Firefly Buy It!
 Fluxx Buy It!
 High Frontier Buy It!
 Loonacy Buy It!
 Lords of Vegas Buy It!
 Lords of Vegas: Up! Buy It!*
 Munchkin Buy It!
 Roll For It! Deluxe Edition Buy It!
 Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Buy It!
 Rivers, Roads, and Rails Buy It!
 Settlers of Catan Buy It!
 Tetris Buy It!
 The Ungame Buy It!
 Tsuro Buy It!

*Not an Affiliate Link

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