June 11th, 2023 | 47 mins 41 secs
The 2 great camps of board game design are Ameritrash and Euro, and we define them and argue for which is better. F-I-G-H-T!!
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.