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ABSEL    Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning

RE:    ABSEL is looking for new simulations, games and experiential exercises for training and/or “B” school classrooms

From:  Richard Teach, Chair of the “Games to play” Track at ABSEL2010

Call for new Simulations and Games for the “Games to Play” track at ABSEL2010

The 2010 ABSEL Conference is being held at the Doubletree Hotel in Little Rock Arkansas on 24th to 26th of March and it is having a games playing track.  If you have a simulation, game, or experiential exercise that you would like to get faculty feedback or to have a “not-your-own-faculty” evaluation, please submit your creation to this track and if your creation is accepted, ABSEL will play your simulation/game/experiential exercise during its conference.

 We have positions for only about 10 or so classroom or training games that require from 30 minutes to and hour and a half to complete.  Thus, the competition will be a little tough.

 What we need:

A)   A 100 to 200 word abstract   This abstract will be published in the program and will act as an advertisement to entice ABSEL attendees to attend your game playing session.

B)   We will also need a two page short description of your simulation/game/exercise that includes:

1.       How much time the game requires – including set-up time, briefing the participants, playing the game and debriefing.  Your time estimates should be from the time slots of 30 minutes, 1 hour or 1 hour and 30 minutes.  We will have only 2 slots available that could accommodate a game lasting as long as 2 hours. 

2.       The minimum number of participants.  This is to make sure we have an adequate number of participants attending your session.

3.       The maximum number of participants.  This is to make sure the presentation room is of adequate size to accommodate your game.

4.       The needed configuration of the room

5.       Are laptops needed by the participants? Or an internet connection?  Please note that you will need to supply any equipment or supplies needed by the participants to play your game.  You can assume that the participants will have their own laptops

6.       What is or are the learning objective(s) of your game?  Why is the game format needed to teach this or these lessons? 

7.       How do you know or how could you know if the lessons were learned by the participants?  (assessing the learning) 

C)    A full description of the game is desired but not mandatory.  We encourage a full paper that describes the theories behind your game and the algorithms that are used by your game as well as the an example of the game’s required inputs and the outputs/outcomes of your game.  If your game is accepted, thi extended paper about the game will be published in the Bernie Keys Library which contains the every paper ever presented at the ABSEL conferences.  

Note that there are no restrictions on the game design.  It could be a computer controlled game, a human controlled game or a game with both human and computer controls.  It could also be a board game or even in a card game format.

 Please indicate your interest by notifying me at

Please note that he deadline for the entire set of materials 2 November 2009.