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On today’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin has the pleasure of interviewing Jon Bobrow, founder of the game company Move38 and designer of the smart tabletop gaming system, Blinks. The two discuss Jon’s background in designing military simulations and large interactive museum exhibits as well as the steps that led him to the development of Blinks. We get a quick rundown of Blinks and learn about the development opportunities it offers its community of game designers and teachers. Jon also gives advice for teachers looking to maximize learning outcomes with gaming.

Episode Topics and Interviews

  • Board Gaming with Education Updates- GBL Course 00:53
  • Who is Jon Bobrow? - 1:13
  • Building Installations and Simulations - 2:39
  • Blinks Game System - 12:04
  • The Various Games of "Blinks" - 18:10
  • Developing Your Own Game with "Blinks Game System" - 20:50
  • Learning through Design - 24:50
  • Last Words of Advice: Growing Design Thinkers - 28:50
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round - 31:40

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Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their song "Retro Gamer" for our Interview Segment. This song can be found in full on this music archive. Also, thank you to Kevin MacLeod ( for his creative commons 4.0 contribution of "Getting it Done" for our Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round.

Thank you to Dallas Welk, the editor of this episode!

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