Take your class on a QUEST

in-person or virtual gaming to develop students ability to think critically

Prepare students for the workforce

Have students practice their creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills as they attempt to solve difficult challenges as a team.

Develop students social and emotional wellness

Simulate real-world problems, giving students opportunities to improve their ability to work in teams, make tough decisions, and become more self-aware.

Increase engagement in the classroom

Incorporate gaming concepts in order to spark student interest in school, ignite a passion for learning, and empower Student Voice.

 

QUEST is a classroom subscription that uses gaming concepts familiar to students while developing their ability to think critically and solve problems. 

 

Each year, a new season of QUEST is launched, immersing students in a new storyline. Each season of QUEST contains 7 Episodes designed to be played over the course of the class semester.

There are two unique ways to experience QUEST

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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.

Purchasing

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


It is encouraged! =) We want to see collaboration between teachers working together to make the best possible QUEST experience. There are bulk order discounts offered to purchase multiple subscriptions and this must be done via email or phone call with our staff.




Does shipping cost more? (Physical Subscription)


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.





Students (Players)

How many students can play at one time?


One subscription for a teacher allows you to play with each class you teach. The max students we recommend in a class 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? (Physical Subscription)


If you are subscribed to the physical version, you will be sent a physical edition of each episode. As long as you put everything back in the box after use, these boxes can be used multiple times. Some items may need you to print additional copies which are all provided on our subscription platform.




When will the boxes arrive? (Physical Subscription)


Boxes are typically shipped within 30 days of purchasing our subscription. If you are pre-purchasing for next school year, they will arrive in September of that school year.




What if my boxes don't arrive? (Physical Subscription)


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?


Your digital or physical subscription allows you to have 5 seperate classes run QUEST. If you teach more than 5 classes that you would like to use QUEST with, email us at support@questboxes.com and ask for additional class slots. QUEST logins should not be shared with other teachers to facilitate with thier classrooms.




Can we play all episodes at once?


Every few weeks, 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.




Digital VS Physical


We have two ways to experience QUEST. Our more affordable option is to subscribe to our Digital experience. This provides access to allow your students to experience QUEST entirely using computers. This can be done either virtually on a video call, or preferably, in the classroom with a class set of laptops. Our second way to experience QUEST is our Physical subscription. This provides your class with hands-on material to immerse students further into the experience. By purchasing the physical version, you will also have full access to the digital experience.





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 activities over 2 or 3 days, while others may complete it all at once. Our guideline is typically 1 to 2 hours of class time per episode.




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. 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. For example, a teacher may give less time on a challenge than what we suggest, or might add additional challenges to another! In addition, we give guidelines on how to adjust challenges based on grade levels.




Can QUEST be played virtually?


Short answer, yes! If you take advantage of our digital subscritpion of QUEST, you can essentially play episodes 1 through 6 over video calls with your students. It is recommended that you have experience with managing virtual breakout rooms prior to attemping this though. For optimal experiences, we recommend in-class!




What are "Episodes"?


When you subsribe to QUEST, you will recieve access to 7 digital or physical boxes that will be played in chronilogical order over 7 months. These boxes are called episodes! Each episode progresses the storyline, while providing new challenges for your students to overcome.




What class/subject is ideal to use QUEST?


QUEST is designed to work in any subject area or classroom that hopes to incorporate critical thinking and problem solving in their classroom! We encourage teachers to create lessons around their subject area using the world of QUEST. Additionally, QUEST is great for afterschool programs or electives.





 
 

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