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Humans of Gaming 140 | Adam Davis and Adam Johns of Game to Grow


About This Episode

Adam Davis and Adam Johns of Game to Grow join Drew and Chris this week to talk about the therapeutic uses of Dungeons & Dragons. The non profit group was founded on the belief that games of all kinds have the power to improve people’s lives. The duo talk about how the company facilitates groups and training of others to use games like D&D to help others:

  • Learn to take the perspectives of others
  • Improve their frustration tolerance
  • Develop their creative problem-solving skills
  • Cultivate communication and collaboration skills

Adam and Adam also talk about their experiences at conventions, sharing their vision with people form all walks of life and how the Dungeons & Dragons panic of the 1980’s still lingers today.

Guests:

Adam Davis: Twitter
Adam Johns: Twitter

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Humans of Gaming 140 Resources

Game to Grow Official Website
Game to Grow Twitter



Episode Hosts

Drew Dixon
Drew is the Chief Content Nerd for Love Thy Nerd and the co-host of Humans of Gaming. He is also the editor of Explore the Bible: Students and co-hosts the weekly CaPC Digest podcast for Christ and Pop Culture. Drew has written for Paste Magazine, Relevant Magazine, Christianity Today, WORLD Magazine, and Think Christian. He lives in the Nashville, TN area with his wife and their three children.
Chris Gwaltney
Chris is the Chief Executive Nerd of LTN and co-host of Humans of Gaming. He loves his wife and games. He lives in Ventura, California with his wife and his games.

Episode Producer

Jonathan Clauson
Chief Audio Nerd
Starting with Clear Channel Radio in the 90's, Jonathan has worked in audio and marketing for 20 years. Credits include stints at EA Tiburon, Christianity Today, Christ and Pop Culture, and freelancing as voice talent for audio books and podcast production services.

Episode Discussion

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