October 9, Norway: APEX, the Institute’s innovative Board Room Board Game™ which enables managers learn how to be strategic and make decisions in the face of uncertainty, was a shortlisted as a Category Finalist at the 2015 International Serious Educational Games Competition hosted in Steinkjer, in the category “Non-Digital Games”.
She continued: “I particularly liked that being a board game, rather than a digital game, players sit next to each other physically…experiencing wins and losses together in a non-risk environment.“
Other competitors included games from Aarhus University (Denmark), the University of Sydney (Australia) and Leeds Beckett University (UK). APEX was the only game in its category not from a university to make the finals. The wide-reaching category was won by a card game for school children from Tokyo University’s Toru Fujimoto (Assistant Professor of the University’s the Center for Research & Development of Higher Education).
Commenting on APEX’s success, Institute president John Bourke remarked:
“We’re delighted to have made it to the final in our category and congratulate Professor Fujimoto on his victory. Tokyo University is one of the world’s leading centres of academic excellence it’s great that we were in contention along side them.”
Photos: Courtesy of Jerry Chu, National Chen Kung University, Taiwan