Games that you can learn from
September 4, 2010 5:14 AM   Subscribe

Just spent ages playing a geography game (Globetrotter XL) and my understanding of the globe is now way better. What are some other great online games I might learn something from playing?
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posted by jontyjago at 7:37 AM on September 4, 2010 [3 favorites]

posted by jcwilliams at 8:29 AM on September 4, 2010 [2 favorites]

Free Rice is a decent little timekiller. You can play it in a variety of different subjects.
posted by Gordafarin at 9:54 AM on September 4, 2010

Real Lives is pretty sobering in how it depicts the life of the truly average person. Landing a comfortable Western lifestyle is rare compared to ending up in a dangerous slum in Nigeria or Bangladesh.
posted by Rhaomi at 10:28 AM on September 4, 2010 [1 favorite]

Yes! Thanks for posting this! Globetrotter XL is exactly the sort of game I've been hoping to come across.
posted by redsparkler at 10:42 AM on September 4, 2010

CellCraft is pretty slick. I wish it was around when I was memorizing cell biology in high school.
posted by WowLookStars at 11:24 AM on September 4, 2010

Traveller's IQ Challenge on Facebook is really similar to Globetrotter XL in gameplay, but might have some different locations to learn. It also has continent- or country-specific modes, which is neat.

(I detest Facebook apps, but I keep this one due to awesomeness).
posted by auto-correct at 6:25 PM on September 4, 2010

I love globetrotter XL, but do you know of a similar game that has more of an emphasis on getting the country right, rather than getting the cities right?
posted by Coffer at 7:48 AM on September 5, 2010

Coffer, I think you'll like this world map game from (the same site that made Dice Wars).
posted by Rhaomi at 11:43 AM on September 5, 2010

Tontie will help you learn ten key.
posted by spork at 3:39 PM on September 6, 2010

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