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Logo for MushWhom? a critical thinking game.

Such an honor!

You've finally landed an invitation to visit the world of the mythical Shroo.

Even better, their Mayor has asked for your assistance as a surveyor!

Will you be able to help?

They want to open their world to tourists.
But before they do, they need some info.
That's where you come in.

MushWhom? - a critical thinking game

They have some questions . . . will you have answers?

Cloud with the text: Your Goals
Binoculaur view of a blue shroo walking along a grassy path. Below is written 'Observe the shroo.' From the critical thinking game MushWhom?.

You will have the latest technology to observe the shroo from a distance without disturbing them.

A cloud silhouette. Within is a colorful multi-tiered world in which the shroo live. Below is written: 'Explore their worlds.' From the critical thinking game MusWhom?.

You will be able to rotate their world to help observe them as they go about their shroo lives. You will also be able to speed up, go back, or pause time to make more precise observations.

A blue and red shroo standing next to each other. Below is written: 'Figure out who is whom.' From the critical thinking game MushWhom?.

And you will have a handy journal to write down your observations. The journal will be very useful to you in solving the puzzles to help the Mayor.

This once-in-a-lifetime chance will allow you to see the Shroo up-close and in their natural habitat. It sounds like there will be a lot of observation and deduction involved.

This could be challenging.
Good thing you're always keen for a challenge!

A group of shroo are gathered together, sitting around a cozy campfire at night. Below is written: 'Enjoy your visit!' From the critical thinking game MushWhom?.

About MushWhom?

MushWhom? is a quirky and upbeat game that challenges player to put their deduction and obversation skills to work! This game has intentionally been designed to support and encourage the use of critical thinking skills. It was designed and developed by Knitwit Studios and is an award-winning critical thinking game from the Life.Love. Game Design Challenge.

Available Now:
MushWhom? Educator's Edition

The Educator's Edition offers a standards-aligned lesson plan and slide deck for classroom use. It also incorporates an in-game introduction and afterword that provides more context about critical thinking as well as tips about applying the lessons learned.

Game Features

  • Colorful art and whimsical music!
  • Clever puzzles to apply your observation, deduction, and logic abilities!
  • An enjoyable game intentionally designed to support critical thinking skills!
Award laurels surrounding this text: Winner Life Love Game Design Challenge 2023 Award laurels surrounding this text: Best Design Silv-E Awards 2023

MushWhom? Credits

Design & Development Collin Lang, Knitwit Studios
Knitwit Studios website | Knitwit Studios on
Producer Jennifer Ann's Group
Publisher Life Love Publishing

Gaming Against Violence

MushWhom? is one of the games to come from the Gaming Against Violence program, an evidence-based approach to violence prevention. The program is presented by Jennifer Ann's Group, a nonprofit charity.

Games about topics such as critical thinking, resilience, empathy, and connectedness support the program's cross-cutting approach to violence prevention. Since 2008, the Gaming Against Violence program has engaged, educated, and empowered young people around the world about important issues. Other topics include consent and healthy dating relationships.

Learn more about Gaming Against Violence by visiting the program website: The website also includes links to published research and media coverage about Gaming Against Violence as well as links to some of the prosocial games to come from the program.

Video trailer for MushWhom?, a critical thinking video game presented by Jennifer Ann's Group.

Critical Thinking cat is thinking that this is more comfortable than it appears.

MushWhom?   Resources

These resources are helpful in applying the lessons learned about critical thinking when playing MushWhom?.

  • Play MushWhom? Educational Edition  in your browser (available now)
    The educational edition of MushWhom? is available to play now in all modern web browsers. For the best gameplay experience we advise downloading and playing the game on your computer (Windows / Linux). The game is free with no ads, no in-app purchases, and no tracking.
  • Trailer for MushWhom?  (available now)
    Game trailer for MushWhom?. Please note that this video game trailer is based on the version of MushWhom?  submitted to the critical thinking game design challenge. The game has been revised and the published version differs from the original version.
  • Critical Thinking Lesson Plan (available now)
    A critical thinking standards-aligned lesson plan and slide deck designed for classroom use are available through the MushWhom?: Educator's Edition .

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