TRD – Trade Day Event
Boss Monster, the hit dungeon-building card game from Brotherwise Games, has been an evergreen seller for the past decade, and hobby retailers have been the biggest part of that success. In this session will discuss what’s next for Brotherwise and Boss Monster, including the 10th Anniversary Edition, our upcoming spin-off Monster Kart, and Overboss Duel, […]
Frustrated with many of the existing intercultural learning activities I found, I decided to develop my own for an introduction to a college class on East Asian History and Culture. I. used Seiji Kanai’s game Love Letter as a base, teaching the students the base game then dividing them up into groups and having them […]
Bring the engagement and excitement of escape rooms to your students. They are a great way to review and introduce concepts & skills while working on cooperation, problem solving, and communication skills. This hands-on presentation demonstrates several academic-based escape boxes based on Language Arts, Math, Science, and History lessons. Attendees will work together to solve […]
All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players Shakespeare, Theatre and Boardgames?! How can they all be connected? In this Trade Day event , participants will learn how the strategy of the theatre of the “Actor’s Tool Box” can help individuals by use of board games incorporate important team building […]
We’ll bring together management researchers and industry professionals to explore the use of gaming in management education. Guided by the facilitators, and through active participation, attendees will use games to illustrate course material.
A wealth of public domain material exists that can be ideal for designers and educators’ projects. Yet navigating the public domain for the purposes of games assets presents its own set of challenges. Join Patrick Mooney (Lead Designer, Nations & Cannons) and a panel of experienced designers and art history researchers as they discuss the […]
BGA is a new journal and conference dedicated to the exploration of critical issues within the distinct yet overlapping communities of tabletop board and role-playing games.While these communities are expanding, players, creators, and scholars of tabletop board and role-playing games have traditionally been late to addressing and including diverse representations and perspectives. Our combined publication […]
This session will take you through my process of discovering how to take high level science and technology topics described typically in papers or on websites and make them more engaging with games. Links will be provided so that attendees can download the games for further exploration and free use.
Are you starting from scratch, or do you already have a thriving gaming community that you want to keep strong? Regardless of your current situation, this workshop will present to you ideas and resources that can be used to establish, build, and maintain a great and healthy gaming community! As a bonus, we will also […]
“Choose Your Own Adventure” books were some of my favorites. The author gave options and the reader got to pick, create a story based on their curiosity and desire. So, why could I not do the same for my students? The pandemic hit midway through the term, with many projects and learning objectives to go, […]
We demonstrate the use of cooperative commercial off-the-shelf games to practice the craft of teaching and introduce soft skills to children. Useful for teachers, caregivers, and GMs!
Join Tom Gross and Dan Reem of Teachers in the Dungeon Podcast for a discussion of how they created an RPG Summer Camp for Teens. They will discuss how and why they created the camp.
Chat as you play games and share what you learned with your fellow Trade Day attendees. A no host bar available. This event is for Trade Day badge holders and Trade Day Event Host/Presenters only.
By the end of this session, you’ll have (at least!) one puzzle you can bring to your classroom or workplace, and ideas for many more. Topics we’ll cover: Different types of puzzles What makes a satisfying puzzle experience The dos and don’ts of good puzzle design How to unleash your creative mind Sample puzzles and […]
When someone feels socially isolated or uncertain about their belonging, their mental and physical health can suffer. Students might experience lower grades and even see their career prospects worsen. We know that interventions focused on improving social belonging can lessen many of these negative effects, but current interventions are typically too burdensome to complete. An […]
Please join Dire Wolf Digital for a Trade Day presentation where we will be discussing our FLGS+ program in detail. Our goal is to give retailers an understanding of what this program is and how participating in can benefit their stores. We will also be discussing our catalog of games including the CLANK! series, Dune […]
More often folks are moving away from older social medias- so why not build your own!? Discord is customizable, you can tailor it to fit your business and community
A discussion of using D&D alignments as illustrations of ethical theories in the philosophy classroom. Also, role-playing ethical viewpoints as a method to facilitate abstract moral deliberation.
From topic selection through to finished product, keeping students engaged in research can be tricky at the best of times. Through this seminar, participants will walk through a method that has a positive track record for not just student engagement, but enthusiastic participation. Participants will leave with a blank copy of the templates used with […]
Escape the classroom! How to harness the escape room experience to teach in any modality. Have you ever tried an escape room? Have you ever wondered what it might be like to make one where students have to apply course concepts to ‘win’? Join us for an educational escape room! This session is all about […]
Giving kids a safe place to play and learn is essential in every school. This session will discuss how to start a game club and make it into a self-sustaining organization.
Learn how to reach new customers with upcoming titles from Renegade Game Studios! We will be showing off our upcoming games for the holiday season and previewing all our Retailer Programs.
We will use actual game industry financial statements (names withheld :-)) to walk you through how financial statements work. this seminar will give you the basics to help you look closer at your business performance so you can better identify your strengths and areas of opportunity.
The ERC is a government program for companies that stayed open during the Covid shutdown (Q2 2020 through Q3 2021) and had non-family members on payroll (W-2s); you may be eligible for up to $26,000 per non-family W-2 employee. Witten Financial has filed over 100 ERCs, including several from all the game industry tiers (distributor, […]
For teens who want to break into the world of TTRPG design, there is no clear path. Together with the Storytelling Collective, we have adapted their RPG workshop into an accessible series of workshops. In these workshops, teens learn how to brainstorm, edit, design covers and pages, market, publish, and everything in between. They are […]