Learning about Fake News Through Play 

Given recent concerns about the spread of misinformation in online spaces, MASCLab has developed a card game to hone young people’s media literacy skills, with a focus on identifying fake news and misinformation. 

Grounded in current research on news literacy and youth media practices, LAMBOOZLED! is a deck-building card game set in the fictional sheep town of Green Meadows — where, as the game’s tagline reads, “some news stories just want to pull the wool over your eyes!” Players must help the sheep citizens of Green Meadows figure out what’s true and what’s not, by using their best evidence to win them over.

Here’s what the game looks like, and how to play:

To find out more about the process of designing LAMBOOZLED!, check out this video produced by the awesome MASCLab video team:

Background Music: Adventure from the album Motion by Chad Crouch
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LAMBOOZLED! will be published by Teachers College Press and will be available in the fall. Check out the LAMBOOZLED! website for more details and to join our mailing list.

Next, the team is working on a digital game, as well as expanding our research on innovative approaches to media literacy education. Stay tuned!

Core LAMBOOZLED! team: Ioana Literat, Yoo Kyung Chang, Jonathan Gardner, Joey Eisman, Azsaneé Truss, Charlotte Price, Amy Chapman.