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Center For

Games & Learning

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Hours:

Sunday: 9:00am – Midnight
Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – Midnight
Friday: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed

Hours:

We are closed during summer break

Contact Information

CENTER FOR GAMES & LEARNING

MidAmerica Nazarene University
Mabee Learning Commons

2030 East College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899

The Center for Games and Learning at MidAmerica Nazarene University is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services; grant number (SP-02-14-0038-14).

The Center for Games & Learning at MNU’s Mabee Library sponsors game design and game research for use in educational settings.

Effective learning for 21st century leadership demands expertise in skills such as communication, collaboration, problem solving, flexibility, creativity, and innovation.  Tabletop games can function as powerful learning engines, requiring players to practice these 21st century skills. 

As educators learn how to use—and even design—games as learning systems, they engage learners with cultural relevance.  To this end, the Center for Games & Learning at MNU:

  • Curates an extensive game collection
  • Disseminates cutting-edge research on games and learning
  • Help educators adapt games for educational purposes
  • Seeks renewal within P-12, homeschool, and post-secondary classrooms
  • Trains librarians seeking to support their communities through gameplay

While you are here, please explore our up-to-date interactive games collection list.

We believe that today’s learners want to explore new ideas socially and playfully. And if you agree, then please let us know! We are always looking for conversation partners who share our interest in game design for learning. When time allows, please come by the MNU Mabee Library in person to check out our game collection, to meet up with other educators or game designers, or just to try out a new game with friends!

Games & Learning

Games List

Games List

Look over our 300+ games and filter through the selection to find the right game for you!

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Events

Events

See upcoming game nights. Events are open to the public and located in Mabee Library on MNU Campus.

Events

Resources & Courses

Resources & Courses

Discover new research and ideas for utilizing games and learning tools. Also look at the syllabi of gaming classes

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Future Projects

Future Projects

Learn about gaming projects under construction.

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About Center for Games & Learning Is supported by the MNU Mabee Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries.

Learning commons tours

From tutoring to research help, students can find the tools they need to succeed inside the Mabee Learning Commons. Explore the building and the many services located inside.

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