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Why are educational games so bad?

A couple of days ago I took part in a playtesting event in which we were playing a prototype social-enterprise game. The stated objective of the game was to inspire people to run their...

Educational Games for Teenagers

I’ve played a lot of games with my son over the years and I think good games of any variety are incredibly valuable from an educational point of view.  They teach a wide range...
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Educational Games for Children – Part 2

Last week we discussed a few principles for playing educational games with children.  Games that will allow them to play increasingly complex and (hopefully for you!) more interesting games as the years go by....
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Educational Games for Children – Part 1

In the previous post, we looked at educational games for pre-schoolers.  Once your child can read reasonably confidently, it opens up a slew of new possibilities for gaming.  If they can read before starting...
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Educational Games for Pre-Schoolers

I started playing games with my son Noah as soon as he could talk coherently enough to form a sentence.  He is now 9 years old and I must have played hundreds of games...