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"Board Gaming with Education" explores board games, game-based learning, gamification, and other elements of gaming and how they can complement, supplement, and interact with education and learning. If you are an educator, teacher, board game hobbyist, or board game professional and you are curious how board games can be used as learning tools, then this podcast is for you!
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[REPLAY] Dustin and Grace visit Strategicon, a board game convention near LAX in Los Angeles. Listen in to the show to hear about their experience, what they think about the convention, and hear about some of the games they played! The convention happens three times a year. If you have the chance, be sure to attend, and let us know if you do! Introduction to Strategicon and the Episode - 2:05 Day 1 - 6:10 Day 2 - 8:50 Wrap-up - 11:52 Check out our board game store: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com Support our podcast! How can you support us? There are many free and paid ways to support the show. Be sure to check out our support page!  Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/strategicon-feb2020
[REPLAY] This is a special crossover episode of Board Gaming with Education and Games in Schools and Libraries. In this episode, Dustin talks with Kathleen Mercury from Games in Schools and Libraries. They discuss various topics like teaching game design, game-based learning, board games, podcasting, and networking. Be sure to listen in to hear a bit about their experiences on how games and education crossover in their roles as educators. Thank you again to Games in Schools and Libraries and Kathleen Mercury for a wonderful crossover episode! Dustin Staats and Board Gaming with Education - 3:46 Kathleen Mercury and Games in Schools and Libraries - 4:43 Resources to Teach Game Design - 5:03 Teaching Gifted Kids: Games Provide Complex Problems to Solve - 8:23 Game Design and Lesson Planning - 10:46 Experiencing a Game Versus Using Games in a Learning Environment - 12:38 Points in Games - 26:32 Connected Students - 35:33 Podcasts on Games in Education - 40:38 Kathleen Discusses Game Design - 45:28 Goals for Dustin and Kathleen - 62:08 Putting "Better" Games in the Classroom - 64:08 Check out our board game store: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their songs "Retro Gamer," "Mumbai Mood," and "Fizzy Jazz" for our interview. desert island, and post-production segments. These songs can be found in full on this music archive. http://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/games-in-schools-and-libraries Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode.
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by co-host Dave Eng and guest Terry Pearce to discuss the differences and similarities between game-based learning and gamification in both the corporate world and the education world. Join Dustin, Terry, and Dave on this discussion of board games for learning. Episode Topics Board Gaming with Education Introduction: GBL Conference - 00:00 Welcome Dave Back to the Show - 1:01 Who is Terry Pearce? - 3:09 Farming the Discussion - 7:26 ROI (Return on Investment) - 9:53 Networking and Sharing within the Field of Games for Learning - 18:28 Investing in Game-Based Learning and Gamification - 24:02 What Can Educators Learn from the Corporate World? - 26:32 Dave Rejoins the Conversation - 31:40 Dustin, Dave, and Terry play Wits & Wagers - 38:32 Games/Books from this Episode [Links include games in our Board Gaming with Education Store or Amazon affiliate links]: The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education by Karl Kapp Actionable Gamification: Beyond Points, Badges and Leaderboards by Yu-Kai Chou Even Ninja Monkeys Like to Play: Unicorn Edition by Andrzej Marczewski More content from Andrzej Marczewski including the Design Element Cards Check out our board game store for a curated collection of board games for learning at-home and in the classroom: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com 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 (incompetech.com) for his creative commons 4.0 contribution of "Getting it Done" for our Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/terry-pearce
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by co-host Rodger Moore and guest Steve Dee to discuss the importance of game design, how game design overlaps with other aspects of our lives, and what we can learn from game design through an educator's lens. Join Dustin, Steve, and Rodger on this discussion of board games for learning. Episode Topics Board Gaming with Education Introduction: GBL Conference - 00:00 Welcome Rodger Back to the Show - 0:29 Who is Steve Dee? - 1:51 Tin Star Games - 3:28 Defining "Game Design" - 4:30 How to Think Like a Game Designer - 6:22 Student Differentiation and Different Game Players - 9:44 Leveraging the Creative Side of Game Design - 21:38 Rodger Rejoins the Conversation - 31:40 Dustin, Rodger, and Steve play Wits & Wagers - 45:12 Games/Books from this Episode [Links include games in our Board Gaming with Education Store or Amazon affiliate links]: Kobold Book of Game Design by Kobold Press Theory of Fun by Raph Koster The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses Board Games that Tell Stories by Portal Games Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal Check out our board game store for a curated collection of board games for learning at-home and in the classroom: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com 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 (incompetech.com) for his creative commons 4.0 contribution of "Getting it Done" for our Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/steve-dee
VideoCast Episode Preview #2! We will be launching our VideoCast on YouTube for Season 12 of the Board Gaming with Education Podcast. This is a preview of what to expect! In this episode, we talk about two games that we previewed on our Instagram channel-- Aroma and Werewords! What do you think of these games? Leave a comment below! Check out the video format of this episode: https://youtu.be/JOwD5zo6ynY Episode Topics  Board Gaming with Education Introduction: VideoCast and YouTube Channel - 00:38 Aroma - 01:59 Werewords - 6:03 What's to come?! - 10:57 Check out our board game store: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their song "Retro Gamer" for our transition music on the podcast. This song can be found in full on this music archive. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/about-a-game-instagram-preview-of-aroma-and-werewords
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by co-host Rich Hill and guest Shaun McMillan to talk about integrating low-prep game-based learning solutions for your classroom. Join Dustin, Shaun, and Rich on this discussion of board games for learning. Episode Topics Board Gaming with Education Introduction: Board Gaming with Education Newsletter - 00:00 Welcome Rich Back to the Show - 2:34 Who is Shaun McMillan? - 2:37 What is a Mega-Game? - 3:28 Defining "Game-Based Learning" and Giving "Low-Prep" Examples - 4:54 Shaun's Design Process for Game-Based Learning - 14:07 Low-Prep Solutions - 17:56 Rich Rejoins the Conversation - 40:32 Dustin, Rich, and Shaun play Wavelength - 45:12 Check out our board game store: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com 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 (incompetech.com) for his creative commons 4.0 contribution of "Getting it Done" for our Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/shaun-mcmillan
In this week’s VideoCast Episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin gives tips for integrating modern board games into your classroom to create an engaging, rewarding, and fun learning experience. Check out the video form of this episode here: https://youtu.be/zrOSUV2lN3c Episode Topics Board Gaming with Education Introduction: VideoCast and YouTube Channel - 00:38 Framing the Topic - 1:36 Tip #1 - Modifying the Game - 2:56 Tip #2 - Scaffolding the Game - 4:39 Tip #3 - Extra Activities - 7:15 Tip #4 - Gamify the Content with a Board Game - 9:41 Tip #5 - The 3 Pillars of Board Games for Game-based Learning - 11:17 Check out our board game store: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their song "Retro Gamer" for our transition music on the podcast. This song can be found in full on this music archive. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/using-modern-board-games-in-the-classroom
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by co-host Rodger Moore and guest Geoff Engelstein to talk about the interrelation between games and other aspects of our world. Join Dustin, Geoff, and Rodger on this discussion of board games for learning. Episode Topics Board Gaming with Education Introduction: GBL Conference - 00:00 Welcome Rodger Back to the Show - 2:34 Who is Geoff Engelstein? - 6:39 Geoff's Definition of a "game" - 8:52 The Magic Circle of Games - 5:51 Connecting Games to Life - 14:58 Rulebook Writing and Developing Skills - 17:42 Everyday Encounters with Psychology in Games - 19:55 Rodger Rejoins the Conversation - 30:21 Dustin, Rodger, and Geoff play Wits & Wagers - 41:13 Check out our board game store: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com 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 (incompetech.com) for his creative commons 4.0 contribution of "Getting it Done" for our Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/geoff-engelstein
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by co-host Rodger Moore and guest Zdenek Lukas to talk about using board games to teach English. Join Dustin, Zdenek, and Rodger on this discussion of board games for learning. Episode Topics Board Gaming with Education Introduction: EduGamer Membership - 0:00 Welcome Rodger Back to the Show - 2:06 Who is Zdenek Lukas - 3:23 Defining "Board Gamges/Tabletop Games" - 3:37 Example of a Board Game to Teach English - 5:51 Are Some Board Games More Effective at Teaching English than Others? - 8:04 Participation and an Active English Langauge Classroom with Board Games - 16:56 Rodger Rejoins the Conversation - 26:22 Dustin, Dave, and Erik play 5 Second Rule - 34:48 Games from this Episode [Links include games in our Board Gaming with Education Store or Amazon affiliate links]: Codenames Werewords Werewolf Funemployed Pandemic Snake Oil Debatable Check out our board game store: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com 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 (incompetech.com) for his creative commons 4.0 contribution of "Getting it Done" for our Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/zdenek-lukas
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by Odon Sults to talk about ViewHooo and what gamified presentations can do for engagement. Episode Topics Board Gaming with Education Introduction: Instagram - 0:00 What is ViewHooo - 3:19 Emergent Experiences - 12:52 User Experience with ViewHooo - 17:38 Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, Rapid Fire Lightning Round - 18:47 Games from this Episode [Links include games in our Board Gaming with Education Store or Amazon affiliate links]: Book - A Theory of Fun for Game Design by Raph Koster Check out our board game store: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com 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 (incompetech.com) for his creative commons 4.0 contribution of "Getting it Done" for our Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/odun-sultz  
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by co-host Dave Eng and guest Erik Agudelo to talk about diversity and inclusion in games and game design. Join Dustin, Erik, and Dave on this important discussion related to diversity and inclusion in games. Episode Topics Board Gaming with Education Introduction: Shelf Stories - 0:00 Welcome Dave Back to the Show and Game-Based Learning Virtual Conference - 1:57 Defining "Diversity and Inclusion" - 5:35 Example of a Game that Uses Diversity and Inclusion in Games - 7:55 Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters - 10:42 Actively Considering Diversity and Inclusion - 19:19 Erik Share some Resources - 24:18 Dave Rejoins the Conversation - 28:49 Dustin, Dave, and Erik play Wavelength - 33:16 Games from this Episode [Links include games in our Board Gaming with Education Store or Amazon affiliate links]: Azul Summer Pavillion Floor Plan Magic Maze Wavelength Articles Directly from the Episode: Shelf Stories - Panel of Black Creators in Board Games | Chat with Friends: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVEaUOjE2Jg&ab_channel=ShelfStories Academic article (ACHIEVING KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER THROUGH DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE GAMES): https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344332232_Grywalizacja_w_edukacji_i_biznesie R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Let's game the way to more diverse, inclusive and productive teams: https://www.ludogogy.co.uk/article/r-e-s-p-e-c-t-lets-game-the-way-to-more-diverse-inclusive-and-productive-teams/  Extra Credits Playlist on Education: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNhP5b9YafM&list=PLhyKYa0YJ_5BIUqSDPmfBuKjTN2QBv9wI&ab_channel=ExtraCredits Representation in Games Blog Post and PAX Recording Representation in Games — University XP: https://www.universityxp.com/blog/2020/3/19/representation-in-games Future of AI in video games focuses on the human connection: https://searchenterpriseai.techtarget.com/feature/Future-of-AI-in-video-games-focuses-on-the-human-connection AlphaGo | DeepMind: https://deepmind.com/research/case-studies/alphago-the-story-so-far Check out our board game store: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com 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 (incompetech.com) for his creative commons 4.0 contribution of "Getting it Done" for our Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/erik-agudelo
Dustin is joined by Rodger and Tantrum House to talk about their virtual convention TantrumCon. Listen in to hear why attending a virtual board game convention can help with integrating games remotely in your classroom and with family. Check out our board game store: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com TantrumCon Website: https://www.tantrumhouse.com/tantrumcon.html/ TantrumCon Schedule: https://www.tantrumhouse.com/schedule.html Join the Chat in Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/learningwithgames/permalink/733415837314692/ Our Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/tantrumcon-2021/
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by co-host Rich Hill and guest Karl Rahenkamp to talk about using board games to reinforce content and using board games to teach new content. Join Dustin, Rich, and Karl on this discussion of looking at best practices and some drawbacks for both. Episode Topics Board Gaming with Education Updates and TantrumCon- 0:00 Welcome Rich back to the Show - 2:26 Who is Karl Rahenkamp? - 5:08 Defining the Use of Games to Reinforce Content or Teach New Content - 5:35 Examples of Board Games for Learning - 7:50 Using Games to Introduce New Content in an English Langauge Classroom - 12:49 Another Example of Reinforcing Content (science) - 16:18 Werewolf and Wereword for Langauge Teaching - 17:17 Using Games to Reinforce Skills - 19:31 Take the Leap to Use Games in Class - 25:33 Rich Rejoins the Conversation - 28:49 Dustin, Rich, and Karl play Wits & Wagers - 36:19 Games from this Episode [Links include games in our Board Gaming with Education Store or Amazon affiliate links]: Werewolf Werewords Ion Wingspan Check out our board game store: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com 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 (incompetech.com) for his creative commons 4.0 contribution of "Getting it Done" for our Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/karl-rahenkamp
Dustin chats about what to expect in Season 11 of the podcast and a special announcement related to new content from Board Gaming with Education. Check out our board game store: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/podcast-season-11/
Join Dustin and Rodger as they discuss plans for 2021 with Board Gaming with Education and take a look back at 2020. We look forward to a new year with our Board Gaming with Education community! Check out our board game store: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/board-gaming-with-education-2020-2021
This podcast episode mixed the medium of our blog posts and podcast episodes. In the episode, and the following blog post, Dustin and Rodger chat about games that taught them something in 2020! Join in on the conversation by commenting on our social media channels or directly on the blog post! Episode Topics Introduction to the Topic - 0:00 Brief Chat about Social Media Content Creation and New Game Plays - 1:12 Game #1 - 5:43 Game #2 - 8:27 Game #3 - 13:01 Game #4 - 19:13 Game #5 - 22:43 Final Thoughts about Gaming in 2020 - 27:14 Check out our board game store: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/top-board-games-that-taught-us-something-in-2020/
Join Dustin for a solo episode discussing ways you can encourage your colleagues and fellow teachers to use board games. Dustin shares four tips on what you can do! Episode Topics Introduction to the Topic - 0:20 Tip #1 - Lead by Example - 1:46 Tip #2 - Host a Professional Development - 3:52 Tip #3 - Help your Fellow Colleagues Plan a Lesson - 7:06 Tip #4 - Play Some Games Outside the Classroom - 9:05 Check out our board game store: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/tips-for-encouraging-your-fellow-teachers-to-use-board-games-in-class  
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by co-host Dave Eng and guest Kim Tolson to talk about using board games to develop soft skills. Kim gives some insights into ways you can use board games to develop soft skills and shares some examples of lessons she has developed for her classes. After Dustin and Kim’s discussion, Dustin and Dave continue the conversation by looking back on some of the things Kim mentions in the episode. Episode Topics Board Gaming with Education Store - 0:00 Welcome Dave back to the Show - 1:09 Who is Kim Tolson? - 5:14 Defining "Soft Skills" - 10:25 Open-Mindedness - 14:20 Entertainment, Edutainment, and Education - 17:16 What Can Educators Learn from Game Designers? - 19:58 What Can Game Designers Learn from Educators? - 32:23 Rodger Rejoins the Conversation - 37:44 Dustin, Kim, and Dave Play FunEmployed - 49:13 Games from this Episode [Links include games in our Board Gaming with Education Store or Amazon affiliate links]: Concept MonsDRAWsity Nerd Words: Science Dixit Monikers Pictures Lost Cities Word Slam When I Dream Letter Jam Check out our board game store: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com 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 (incompetech.com) for his creative commons 4.0 contribution of "Getting it Done" for our Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/kim-tolson
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin chats with you about some updates with Board Gaming with Education and shares some amazing board game websites and resources that he has come across this year. The list also includes a lot of suggestions for how you can get the most out of your virtual holidays. Episode Topics Updates from Board Gaming with Education - 0:20 Top 5 Board Game Websites (or adjacent resources) of 2020 - 6:20 Check out our board game store: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/solo-holiday-kind-of-special-episode
In this week’s episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin is joined by co-host Rodger Moore and guest Eric Slauson to talk about game design and teaching. Eric shares his experience as both an educator and a game designer and what he has learned from filling both roles. He talks about his design experience and how that has leaked over into his role as an educator. After Dustin and Eric's discussion, Dustin and Rodger continue the conversation by looking back on some of the things Eric mentions in the episode. Episode Topics Board Gaming with Education Holiday Promotion - 0:00 Welcome Rodger back to the Show - 1:51 Who is Eric Slauson? - 3:11 Defining "Game Designer" and "Teacher" - 8:00 Game Design and Teaching Overlap - 11:02 Entertainment, Edutainment, and Education - 17:16 What Can Educators Learn from Game Designers? - 19:58 What Can Game Designers Learn from Educators? - 32:23 Rodger Rejoins the Conversation - 37:44 Dustin, Eric, and Rodger Play Is That for Real a Board Game?! - 48:08 Games from this Episode [Links include games in our Board Gaming with Education Store or Amazon affiliate links]: MonsDRAWsity Nerd Words: Science Tatoo Stories Check out our board game store: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com 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 (incompetech.com) for his creative commons 4.0 contribution of "Getting it Done" for our Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Rapid Fire Round. Always be sure to check out our show notes (website blog post) to read a recap of the episode topics and games mentioned in the episode. https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/eric-slauson
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Nelson Conde

Jose and I have like 11 friends that are this.

Aug 30th
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Grace Withmory

I am really excited about this podcast! I am an ELL teacher and have already had success implementing the werewolf game from episode one in my classroom. I am excited to keep listening in and learning about other games I can use! #ellteacher #eslteacher #teacher #boardgamingwithenglish #boardgames #englishlearning #expatlife

Mar 8th
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