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-420 LARP – ROLE PLAYING AS AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL Summary !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