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ERIC Number: EJ1169654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Creating Engaging Escape Rooms for the Classroom
Nicholson, Scott
Childhood Education, v94 n1 p44-49 2018
Escape rooms are "live-action team-based games where players discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks in one or more rooms in order to accomplish a specific goal (usually escaping from the room) in a limited amount of time." Escape Rooms are one type of Escape Game, which are narrative-based challenges that use puzzles, tasks, and a time limit, but may be table-based paper puzzles (such as a Puzzle Hunt) or a group activity to get a locked box open (such as Breakout Boxes). Escape Games are a type of Live-Action Game, which are Scott Nicholson Professor of Game Design and Development, Wilfrid Laurier University games where the player and the in-game avatar the player controls are the same thing. Rather than controlling something on a board or screen, players in Live-Action Games engage directly with the game world. This article discusses the benefits of using escape games in a classroom, provides three examples of different types of escape games, and explains how to avoid superficial educational game design.
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Language: English
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