Educational game

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An educational game is a game designed to teach people, typically children, about a certain subject or help them learn a skill as they play. Some people call these types of games edutainment because they combine education and entertainment.

There are many educational games. Games that parents and teachers play with children usually have some kind of educational value. Here is short list of examples:

Most of these types of games target young user from the ages of about three years to mid-teens; past the mid-teens, subjects become so complex (e.g. calculus) that teaching via a game is impractical. Numerous subgenres exist, each for a different field (math games, typing games and so on).

Notable games in the genre include the Carmen Sandiego series, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, and the Oregon Trail series.

Programming games like Robocode and Core War may also be put in the educational category.

A somewhat less serious approach to the genre is typified by the typing tutor The Typing of the Dead.

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