Quests of Epic Proportions
The Quests of Epic Proportions are collaborative "choose your own adventure" games that have been built with young people's social-emotional learning (SEL) in mind.
Set in a quirky fantasy world, players encounter scenarios and must reach consensus about how to use their team's supplies in order to take advantage of opportunities and avoid disasters. As the challenges mount and supplies grow scarce, successful teams will include all members' voices, discuss alternatives, and weigh their options as they decide the best course of action.
The fictional challenges are engaging and present "real enough" situations that deep SEL conversations can arise around interpersonal skills such as active listening, perspective-taking, disagreeing agreeably, and tolerating frustration.
The funny thing is that [my students] have not even caught on to this being SEL. They are stating sentences like, "Our group is using active listening, and it works." [and] "I feel like our group overpowers people's opinions. How can we change that?"
Choose Your Adventure
In Mausoleum of the Murmuring Mummies, our heroes must collect a set of priceless heirlooms from a family's crypt... which is crawling with the undead!
In Atelier of the Ancient Automatons, our heroes must return a trio of artifacts to an underground workshop... which is riddled with mechanical traps!
Play a Sample Quest
In Shelter of the Sneaky Smuggler, our heroes must find a stolen treasure... which is lost in a treacherous cave!