|Presenter(s)||Scot Osterweil, Marina Bers|
|Session||Play the Past: Where Meaningful Play and Digital Humanities Meet to Talk|
|Time||Thursday, October 18, 11:00a-12:00p|
|Description||Quandary is an intriguing new and free game to engage young people in the complexities and subtleties of ethical decision making.
Players aged 8-14 get to shape the future of a new society as they lead a human settlement on recently colonized Planet Braxos. Faced with a series of age-appropriate moral dilemmas, players negotiate differences of opinion within the colony and apply logical thinking to recommend appropriate solutions.
Quandary provides a framework for how to approach ethical decision making; it doesn't tell players what to think. The game is designed to spark discussions, supported by supplementary material both in and out of the classroom.