LARP – ROLE PLAYING AS AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL
!is paper will present role playing games in real time and space known under the
English acronym LARP (live action role playing). !ese are games that allow
entering imaginary worlds and playing imaginary characters. !e game itself is
like a theatre play that is not performed for an audience but for actors themselves.
!e main purpose is to have fun but, like any other games, LARPS can be tools for
learning and developing skills and abilities. !e first part of the paper will
introduce the concept of LARP and its characteristics. !e second part will present
existing practices of LARP used in education, both in Croatia and in some other
parts of the world. In the final part, there will be a discussion of possible further
use of LARP in education.
Keywords: education, LARP, role playing