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.
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:
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.
Can I buy more than one QUEST Boxes subscription at a time?
How much does a subscription cost?
Does shipping cost more?
What payment methods do you accept?
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"?
What is the ideal age group to play with?
Can a tribe have more than 5 people?
Can you reuse the box?
When will the boxes arrive?
What if my boxes don't arrive?
How does this work if I teach multiple class periods?
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.
How long does each episode box take to complete?
Are there hints to help if students are stumped?
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?
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.