Serious games?

A business game based on a running a hairdressing salon?

Graham Atwell says there are”twelve episodes to the game. The first is on customer relations. A series of multiple choice questions. Then according to answers skills levels indicator moves up and down and turnover for business changes. No correct answers in game says Frederick. It’s like in real life. No-one complains but your turnover is hit. And there are bonus games. design your salon etc. At end get classification on the web based game – compared to others.”

Graham adds that it was “interesting that it did not really work as an individual self-learning game but took off when it was used in groups” –

Is a game like this useful? Could the concept be applied to other areas? Business? Business skills for engineers or computer scientists?

Have a look at the demo.

The main site for the game is http://www.hair-be12.com

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