All proceeds are donated to McMaster University
This game was co-designed with emergency medicine faculty and medical students. The goal was to create a game that could allow future doctors to learn systems approaches to patient management in a safe, low stakes environment.
Play together to save patients.
In GridlockED, players work together to treat and prioritize patients. This fosters collaboration and communication skills.
Make low stakes mistakes.
This game allows players to grasp what a real emergency department (ED) is like, without the life-or-death stakes.
The GridlockED paper
is now published in the journal
Want to find out more about the game? We have created a video about the game process. Simply click on the video to find out more.
What's in the game box?
- Game board
- Provider pawns & decal stickers
- Patient Cards / Event Cards
- 2 circular markers (Hour/Safety)
- Dry erase markers
- 1 die (6 sided)
- Instruction Sheet
What's not in the box?
- wipes for the cards (needed for after the dry erase marks. Paper Napkins will work well.)
- Expansion packs
& University of Colorado
2018 Day in Faculty Development
2018 Canadian Conference in Medical Education (Halifax)
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For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please email us at or fill out the following form:
237 Barton St. E.,
McMaster Clinics, Room 255
To apply for a volunteer position with the GridlockED game team, please send a cover letter together with your C.V. to: