32 episodes of Board Game Faith since the first episode, which aired on March 10th, 2022.
Episode 31: Using Games to Teach, with Mandi Hutchinson
May 28th, 2023 | 59 mins 49 secs
Mandi Hutchinson of Salt and Sass Games is a teacher and educator, and she explores ways that board games have shaped her life and work. Games help the art of teaching whether it's a middle school classroom or adults in their workplaces.
Episode 30: Satanic Panic, with TheGeekPreacher
May 14th, 2023 | 1 hr 10 mins
d&d, game theory
The Geek Preacher, Rev. Derek White, explains the moral panic of the 1980s that demonized (LOLZ) Dungeons & Dragons and the human imagination. Derek helps us understand power struggles, fundamentalism, Star Wars, church life, being a game master, and being a Christian pastor.
Episode 29: State of the Podcast: We Look Back and Look Forward
April 30th, 2023 | 43 mins 24 secs
Daniel and Kevin discuss downloads stats for this INTERCONTINENTAL INTERFAITH podcast, including top episodes and downloads by county and US state. They reminisce about favorite moments of Board Game Faith and name some future hopes for the podcast and our mission.
Episode 28: Spiritual Lessons of Negotiation Games
April 16th, 2023 | 54 mins 52 secs
game theory, negotiation games, spiritual lessons
What are the spiritual lessons of negotiation games where players must negotiate with one another? We discuss how these sorts of games (Settlers of Catan, for example) create fun around the table, along with understanding others and ourselves.
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Episode 27: Colonialism in Board Games (AV Club #2)
April 2nd, 2023 | 58 mins 53 secs
a/v club, colonialism, game theory, war gaming
How do colonialist themes impact board games of the past and present? Daniel and Kevin discuss a relevant YouTube video panel discussion from the Homo Ludens channel.
Episode 26: Board Games and Buddhism, with Takuya Ono
March 19th, 2023 | 35 mins 50 secs
buddhism, house of worship, practice
Board Games and Buddhism, with Japanese Buddhist temple master Takuya Ono! Japanese Buddhist priest and temple master Ono-san discusses board games in Japan, his life as an abbot (or jushoku) in Japan, and how Buddhism and board games have intersected in the past and present.
Episode 25: Reflections on Teaching a College Class on Board Gaming
March 5th, 2023 | 52 mins 21 secs
bernard suits, game theory, mcgonigal, teaching
Kevin reflects on his experience teaching a college class on board game theory and religion. He and Daniel unpack what he's learned from the experience of selecting material, teaching game mechanisms, and exploring game theory.
Episode 24: 5 Spiritual Lessons from Cooperative Board Games
February 19th, 2023 | 53 mins 41 secs
cooperative games, spiritual lessons
What are some spiritual lessons from cooperative board games? We define board games and describe 5 important spiritual ideas from cooperative games.
Episode 23: Board Games as Devotion, with Daniel Thurot
February 5th, 2023 | 1 hr 2 mins
devotion, game theory, mormonism, representation
Daniel Thurot of Space-Biff! discusses board games as devotion and religious exploration, Mormonism, and religious identity.
Episode 22: The Medieval Book of Games
January 22nd, 2023 | 55 mins 41 secs
christianity, history, islam
We examine the medieval Book of Games, King Alfonso of Spain's 1283 book about chess, dice games, and board games like Backgammon. There are rich insights here into medieval and modern board games.
Episode 21: How To Start a Board Game Group at Your House of Worship
January 8th, 2023 | 56 mins 49 secs
gaming group, house of worship
How to start a board game group at your church, temple, mosque, or house of worship? Daniel and Kevin share their experiences and ideas on the how and why of board game groups at places of worship.
Episode 20: A Muslim Perspective on Representation in Gaming, and on Jesus Christ
January 1st, 2023 | 1 hr 15 mins
Our second discussion with Ali Karar, a Muslim living and board gaming in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Ali shares his view on representation in board gaming and how to make it better, along with how Muslims view Jesus Christ.