Rainbow Quest! – The Who, What, When, Where, AND Why

Rainbow Quest

Brian Kaufman & Martin Swinger Who Are We? Dr. Brian Kaufman is a retired Industrial Psychologist with 25 years’ experience teaching Diversity courses and facilitating Gay/Straight Alliances (GSA’s) for college and community groups. Martin Swinger is a Nationally Awarded singer/songwriter/arts educator who worked for 20 years leading songwriting activities at all school levels (often with […]

Rainbow Quest! Board Game Combats Teen Suicide

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Innovative Educational Resource is a Game-Changer Studies have long shown the highest rate of youth suicide is among teens who identify as LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Tran-sexual, Intersexed, Queer, Asexual, and variations). Cyberbullying, physical and psychological abuse, social stigma and shame, hurtful labels and stereotyping, religious condemnation, risk of family and community abandonment are but […]

8 Kinds of Fun with RAINBOW QUEST!

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RAINBOW QUEST! meets every criterion for what a board game should be! In his paper, MDA: A Formal Approach to Game Design and Game Research, Marc LeBlanc describes the “Eight Kinds of Fun” as essential elements for designing a successful and enjoyable gaming experience. He calls these eight kinds of fun Sensation, Fantasy, Narrative, Challenge, […]

LGBTQ+ Civic Standards In A Cardboard Box

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Now that including LGBTQ+ history has become law in several states, teachers are charged with the tasks of guiding students to develop civic competence, be participants in the learning process while making informed decisions for the public good as citizens of a democratic society in an interdependent world. Students must celebrate the diversity of similarities […]

Are You Ready to Teach LGBTQ+ Culture and History at Your School?

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When we began developing RAINBOW QUEST! several years ago, we imagined our game to be a dependable programming activity for Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) and community support groups. We didn’t realize that states would begin to include LGBTQ+ culture and history to their school curriculum contents, and we are thrilled for so many reasons. Some Topics are […]

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