GET LUCKY
Gaming Beyond Monopoly and Rock Band
Liz Danforth etdanforth@gmail.com
Don Dehm don@pulpgamer.com
Arizona Librar...
Lucky?
LUCKY!
Preparedness
+
Opportunity
DON: Media maven, game designer, entrepreneur, advocate.
We are:
LIZ: Artist, editor, game developer, writer...
Hall of Fame 1995
We are:
...and stealth librarian.
GAMES
+
BENEFITS
+
FOR WHOM
Beyond Monopoly and Rock Band??
Let's
Play!
Preparedness...
got game?
Preparedness...
got game?
So many games
So little time
Tabletop games
RPGs
LARPs
Boxed games
Card games
Miniatures
games
Leisure games
Strategy
games
Wargames
Family games
Hobby...
Format
FPS games
RTS games
MMOs
Indie games
Embedded games
Traditional games
in an electronic format
Social games
Console
...
Age and Gender
Intensity of
Engagement
Luck or Strategy
Number of Players
Time Commitment
Themes
Content Style
Cost
Let's
Play!
Opportunity
More than just the
game
Academic and life
skills"Games are the most elevated
form of investigation."
- Albert Einstein
#@X&$%@(%?!
Social Computing
Sharing knowledge
Computer Skills
Problem solving
Cooperation
Creative Arts
Accountability
Time managemen...
Integrity and
honesty
Reading for
pleasure
Creative
activities
Cultural
competence
Planning and
Decision making
Achievemen...
Creative
activities
Teachable
moments
...using the game to explore:
Writing/Literacy
Mathematics
Digital Citizenship
Online Safety...
...and projects and lesson...
Transmedia
“...storytelling across multiple forms of media with
each element making distinctive contributions to
a fan's u...
Serious Games and
ARGs
Appreciatio
n
Community
Community is
us
Los Altos Public
Library
Monterey Public
Library
San Jose Public
Library
Gaming is
all of us.
“Gaming
can make
a better world.”
– Jane McGonigal
etdanforth@gmail.com
Twitter: @LizDanforth
Slideshare: Liz Danforth
http://www.lizdanforth.com
don@pulpgamer.com
Twitter: ...
Picture Credits: Creative Commons-licensed content
Slide 1: (Monopoly) http://flic.kr/p/7qbhHU, (guitar) http://flic.kr/p/...
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    1. 1. GET LUCKY Gaming Beyond Monopoly and Rock Band Liz Danforth etdanforth@gmail.com Don Dehm don@pulpgamer.com Arizona Library Association Annual Meeting Phoenix, Arizona November 15, 2010
    2. 2. Lucky?
    3. 3. LUCKY! Preparedness + Opportunity
    4. 4. DON: Media maven, game designer, entrepreneur, advocate. We are:
    5. 5. LIZ: Artist, editor, game developer, writer... Hall of Fame 1995 We are:
    6. 6. ...and stealth librarian.
    7. 7. GAMES + BENEFITS + FOR WHOM Beyond Monopoly and Rock Band??
    8. 8. Let's Play!
    9. 9. Preparedness... got game?
    10. 10. Preparedness... got game?
    11. 11. So many games So little time
    12. 12. Tabletop games RPGs LARPs Boxed games Card games Miniatures games Leisure games Strategy games Wargames Family games Hobby games Party games ARGs Format
    13. 13. Format FPS games RTS games MMOs Indie games Embedded games Traditional games in an electronic format Social games Console games PC games Handhelds Puzzle games ARGs, again!
    14. 14. Age and Gender
    15. 15. Intensity of Engagement
    16. 16. Luck or Strategy
    17. 17. Number of Players
    18. 18. Time Commitment
    19. 19. Themes
    20. 20. Content Style
    21. 21. Cost
    22. 22. Let's Play!
    23. 23. Opportunity More than just the game
    24. 24. Academic and life skills"Games are the most elevated form of investigation." - Albert Einstein
    25. 25. #@X&$%@(%?!
    26. 26. Social Computing Sharing knowledge Computer Skills Problem solving Cooperation Creative Arts Accountability Time management Economics Civic engagement Language Critical thinking Scientific method Global awareness Flexibility Collaboration Social awareness
    27. 27. Integrity and honesty Reading for pleasure Creative activities Cultural competence Planning and Decision making Achievement motivation
    28. 28. Creative activities
    29. 29. Teachable moments
    30. 30. ...using the game to explore: Writing/Literacy Mathematics Digital Citizenship Online Safety... ...and projects and lessons intended to develop 21st-Century skills.” http://wowinschool.pbworks.com “An after-school program targeting at-risk students ...
    31. 31. Transmedia “...storytelling across multiple forms of media with each element making distinctive contributions to a fan's understanding of the story world.” – Henry Jenkins, Convergence Culture
    32. 32. Serious Games and ARGs
    33. 33. Appreciatio n
    34. 34. Community
    35. 35. Community is us Los Altos Public Library Monterey Public Library San Jose Public Library
    36. 36. Gaming is all of us. “Gaming can make a better world.” – Jane McGonigal
    37. 37. etdanforth@gmail.com Twitter: @LizDanforth Slideshare: Liz Danforth http://www.lizdanforth.com don@pulpgamer.com Twitter: @PulpGamer Twitter: @DonDehm http://www.pulpgamer.com Questions?
    38. 38. Picture Credits: Creative Commons-licensed content Slide 1: (Monopoly) http://flic.kr/p/7qbhHU, (guitar) http://flic.kr/p/6cM1vb Slide 2: (dice) http://flic.kr/p/Brnou Slide 3: (badge) http://flic.kr/p/6pVmw4, (knocker) http://flic.kr/p/4Rbk93 Slide 8: (werewolf) http://flic.kr/p/78TSqc Slides with sphere and variations: http://flic.kr/p/LAjsT Slide 10: (chess) http://flic.kr/p/4B9WJX Slide 15: (monkey) http://bit.ly/a2QuXo, (orangutan) http://flic.kr/p/21zxY3 Slide 16: (girls) http://flic.kr/p/81fmFg, (chess) http://flic.kr/p/6DwQge Slide 21: (wrestling) http://flic.kr/p/nfMex, (up the wall) http://flic.kr/p/52LnUR Slide 23: (papillon) http://flic.kr/p/7e7m24 Slide 25: (graduates) http://flic.kr/p/ikv4u, (probability) http://flic.kr/p/5X7uCT Slide 30: (surprise) http://flic.kr/p/4xGRpo Slide 34: (Gandalf) http://flic.kr/p/Ui2Bg Slide 36: (gallery) http://flic.kr/p/6vKEnZ, (butterfly girls) http://flic.kr/p/3EFpzN Slide 37: (chess) http://flic.kr/p/6DwQge, (epic geeks) http://flic.kr/p/3aRdrL, (professional players) http://flic.kr/p/8rzT43 Slide 38: (Monterey Public Library) http://flic.kr/p/7gshGC, (Los Altos Public Library) http://flic.kr/p/8UPXD, (San Jose Public Library) http://flic.kr/p/8i6MEk, My thanks to all who make their images available!

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