Gaming in the Classroom

Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm
Afternoon Mini Workshop


Ander Sundell, College of Western Idaho
Natalie Bursztyn, The University of Montana-Missoula

Tabletop Boardgames are currently experiencing a golden age not seen since the 1980s, with sales increasing more than 20% from spring 2019 to 2022. Currently, there are thousands of new games released each year with themes ranging from; quilting, bird collecting, farming, zombie invasion, or even climate change. Many educators have seen that in a classroom setting, tabletop games can be some of the most interactive and engaging ways to explore a concept as well as strengthen problem-solving and team-building skills. In this workshop, participants will learn about current geoscience-themed tabletop games, explore strategies for using them in the classroom, and can get some time to play a selection of games.