Category: Educational

Screenshot from Secret Writer's Society

Secret Writer’s Society and the worst bug ever Educational category

This rote educational writing game has a huge problem that causes the text-to-speech voice to read a list of obscenities. After the game has been lost for 20 years, I got a copy, and now you can play it too!

Screenshot from SimHealth

SimHealth Educational categorySimulation category

A product of Maxis’s former business simulation division, SimHealth embodies the potential and danger of using games as educational tools for public policy and debate.

Screenshot from The Time Warp of Dr. Brain

The Time Warp of Dr. Brain Educational categoryPuzzle category

Time Warp seasons the Dr. Brain formula with historical action games that, while thematically sound, are arguably a step back in quality.

Screenshot from Trans-Con!

Lionel Trains Presents: Trans-Con! Educational category

Lionel’s game about the Transcontinental Railroad is the logical follow-up to The Oregon Trail, both chronologically and in terms of how much it draws from history.

Screenshot from Troggle Trouble Math

Troggle Trouble Math Educational category

In a big departure for MECC’s Munchers series, the spinoff Troggle Trouble Math is like a math dungeon crawler, with a story and structure that can fit a variety of math activities.

Screenshot from Wrath of the Gods

Wrath of the Gods Adventure categoryEducational category

You have to admire the ambition and scope of an edutainment game that covers the entire pantheon of Greek legend and, weathering its constantly messy design and acting, sort of achieves its goals.

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