Developing Creative Problem Solvers

A monthly problem-solving subscription box for teachers 

Employers of the future need creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers

Educators are looking for support and examples to develop problem-solving skills with their students

Students are engaged by gamified and immersive storytelling experiences

Students will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 

OUTCOMES

WE CREATE

Teachers will have an ongoing resource to role model the 4C's

 

Educators will open a new QUEST Box at the start of each month to engage with their class in an immersive storyline, developing students’ critical thinking, creativity, communication, & collaboration skills.

 

Each QUEST box includes six phases of gameplay:

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Season 1 is built around the ISTE Standards for students. Each month’s QUEST box will directly reflect one of the standards and give students a hands-on experience of that standard.

Learn more about each episode of the Cataclysm QUEST

Our first season is set in a post-apocalyptic world where all adults have suddenly vanished. Students must work together to rebuild society and survive the myriad of challenges that lie ahead in their new world. Teachers role-play as an all-knowing Artificial Intelligence robot to assist their students as they embark on each month's QUEST.

Cost

Can I buy more than one QUEST Boxes subscription at a time?


It is encouraged! =) We want to see collaboration between teachers working together to make the best possible QUEST experience. Upon check out, there are bulk order discounts offered to purchase multiple subscriptions.




How much does a subscription cost?


Starting in 2021, our QUEST Boxes subscription will cost $450 annually. We are launching a Beta version this year, so the price is discounted to $410.




Does shipping cost more?


Shipping is included in your subscription!




What payment methods do you accept?


Credit Cards, Debit Cards, or contact us to send a PO and check.





Players

How many students can play at one time?


One subscription for a teacher allows you to play with one class group of students. The max students we recommend in that group is 35 and the minimum we recommend is 12.




What are "tribes"?


While playing our QUEST, you will have to work in teams of 3 to 5 members throughout the year. These teams are called “tribes” in our theme.




What is the ideal age group to play with?


We have designed QUEST BOXES to work between 4th and 12th grade. With that said, the ideal grade level for this experience is 6th to 9th grade. Students younger than 4th grade may find the experiene overly challenging, as the game components require developed reading comprehension skills.




Can a tribe have more than 5 people?


This is not ideal as it will diminish the experience by having multiple students responsible for the same roles, but it can be done. For an optimal game experience, we recommend no more than 5.





Logistics

Can you reuse the box?


You cannot reuse episodes the following year or share it with another teacher. The experience is meant to be used the same year we launch it. This is because there are consumable items and crucial story details that are revealed at key moments throughout the school year.




When will the boxes arrive?


You will receive all episode boxes for the year in October and open each box once a month. Shipping all boxes before gameplay begins prevents delays in the storyline development due to unexpected shipping challenges.




What if my boxes don't arrive?


Please email us at Support@QuestBoxes.com if you don't have your boxes by the end of October




How does this work if I teach multiple class periods?


We want teachers to be able to play this experience with all of the students they teach. One subscription allows a teacher to play in a single class period for a max of 35 students. You can purchase additional classroom kits that will ship additional material for $75 per class period.




What adjustments have been made because of COVID-19?


We have delayed the shipment of our episode boxes due to COVID-19. This year they may arrive in November. QUEST is a face to face experience and cannot be done virtually. We recommend delaying playing your episode boxes until you can return to in person classes at some point in the future. Furthermore, we are including alcohol wipes with each episode box to clean between uses.




Can we play all episodes at once?


Each month, a new episode will be unlocked to be playable on our online portal. This is to ensure students cannot find spoilers or answers to challenges from other teams around the country. That means you cannot play episodes until they have been unlocked. However, if you are behind our launch schedule, you can catch up and play multiple episodes in a row until you get to the most current episode.





Gameplay

How long does each episode box take to complete?


Each episode is flexible to work with your schedule. Some class structures may need to do the activity over 2 or 3 days, while others may complete it all at once. Our guideline would be the following: - Scenario Box - 5 minutes - Map Exploration - 10 Minutes - Encounters - 15 minutes - Trade & Bartering - 15 minutes - Puzzles - 15 minutes - Debrief - 30 minutes




Are there hints to help if students are stumped?


As the teacher facilitator, you will have admin access on our online platform. Here you will be given answers and information to all game aspects. Use your best judgement on how much to help (remember, letting students struggle is part of the learning process).




What do students need to play each Episode?


It is recommended that each team of students playing has access to at least 1 computer with internet access for the experience. As the facilitator, you will also need access to a device with internet that is logged into our teacher portal. We encourage adding any visuals to your classroom to immerse them into the story!




What if the experience is too easy/hard?


We have designed the experience to be organic and meet learners wherever they are at. This will rely on you, the teacher/facilitator, to adjust game play as needed for your audience. In addition, we give guidelines on how to adjust challenges based on grade levels.




Can QUEST be played virtually?


Unfortuntely, it cannot. QUEST is meant to be a team building and collaborative experience. With COVID-19 this year causing schools to go virtual, we recommending holding onto your shipped boxes until you can return to in person instruction. You can play more than one episode a month in order to play the entire experience by the end of the year.




What are "Episodes"?


When you subsribe to QUEST, you will recieve 7 boxes that will be played in chronilogical order over 7 months. (1 box per month) These boxes are called episodes! Each episode progresses the storyline, while providing new challenges for your students to overcome.





 

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