Education About Asia

The League of Extraordinary Bloggers: A Game for Exploring Asian Cultures

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A criminal mastermind known as the FOX has been stealing important cultural landmarks and objects all across Asia. Searches for him have proven fruitless since his identity is a mystery. What the FOX doesn’t know is that teen bloggers from four Asian countries have teamed up to bring him to justice. Meet the League of Extraordinary Bloggers, AKA the LXB!

You are Agent X, honorary fifth member of the LXB. You will be helping the fab four track down the FOX. Fly to each LXB member’s home country to investigate clues left behind by the Fox.

Think you can help crack this case, Agent X? Pack your bag and get ready!

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