Quandry – A Problem Solving Game

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Winner of the Game of the Year for the 2013 Games for Change Awards, Quandry is…

Quandary is a free, online game that engages your students in ethical decision-making and develops skills that will help them recognize ethical issues and deal with challenging situations in their own lives.

What is Quandary about?

Quandary, a free game for players aged 8-14, presents engaging situations about how to build a new colony on the planet Braxos.

In Quandary, players must make difficult decisions in which there are no clear right or wrong answers but important consequences – to themselves, to others in the colony and to the planet Braxos. In their interactions with other settlers in the colony, players must consider facts, opinions and solutions, just like in real life.

Though the game’s setting is a futuristic colony, the genuinely tough situations that players encounter are translatable to the ones they are likely to face day-to-day. The skills players develop while playing Quandary – such as critical thinking, perspective-taking and decision-making – will help them recognize ethical issues and deal with ethical situations in their own lives.

Quandary provides a framework for how to approach ethical decision-making without telling players what to think.

Find out more at the Quandry website...

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About Anita Garnsworthy

eLearning Coordinator at a Secondary Girls College. Passionate about improving pedagogy and empowering students to become independent learners. Relationship > Pedagogy > Technology @Annitix
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