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    Smile Favorite Edutainment Games and What Makes Them Special

    Simple as that: what are your favorite educational entertainment titles, and what makes them so special to you?

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    I guess the Oregon Trail. I remember first playing it in school. It plays like a game but teaches you of the routes people took to get to Oregon, the hardships, the history of the landmarks.

    I know it's not really 'educational' but at least I consider them as such and I'd rather vote for both Sim City and the original Civilization. SC taught how to handle a basic budget, basic economics, city development, planning, and how to handle a crisis situation too. Civilization taught the benefits of war and peace, development, expansion, budgets, resource allocation and distribution all under the hood of a big fat history lesson because each Civilzation had the basics of them displayed but it also gave a little history lesson summary of every tech from numbers and letters to space parts and nuclear power.

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    I always liked Meteor Multiplication on the TI99. It's like Asteroids, but instead of aiming at the meteors, you have to quickly type in the answer to the mutliplication problem presented.

    Oregon Trail was fun, too. Until I found out what dysentery was.

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    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

    Games like the Oregon Trail and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego taught kids history, geography, problem solving, and critical thinking skills all under the guise of being a computer game.

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    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? This game was like a fun Geography lesson.

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    Number Munchers and Word Munchers, both were some of my first video games back when we first got a single Mac for each classroom in 1st grade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizardofwor1975 View Post
    Games like the Oregon Trail and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego taught kids history, geography, problem solving, and critical thinking skills all under the guise of being a computer game.
    Oregon Trail taught me how to kill a large quantity of wild animals and leave most of the meat in the woods to rot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bb_hood View Post
    Oregon Trail taught me how to kill a large quantity of wild animals and leave most of the meat in the woods to rot.
    Glad to hear Oregon Trail helped you hone your video game marksmanship. BTW, thanks again on your NES TMNT walkthrough. I finally beat it with your help.

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