School Appropriate Games
Finding school appropriate games is not difficult. Finding games a person can play in school is a bit difficult. In general, simple educational games and games that do not involve violence, inappropriate content, nudity or pornography will fit well into the curriculum of most schools. Some games are designed with schools in mind.
- “Oregon Trail" “ Control a group of pioneers as they cross the Oregon Trail in the Wild West. The point is to keep the settlers alive. A sadistic player plays with the goal of killing off all his settlers as soon as possible.
- “Tetris" While Tetris will never make it into the classroom, it is a simple game that lets people use their puzzle solving skills to keep the blocks from getting to the top of the screen.
- Her Interactive's “Nancy Drew” Series If you like the action-adventure games, you'll find that this series and their Hardy Boys counterparts provide surprisingly challenging game play without inappropriate content.
- “Bioshock 2" This game not school appropriate, unless you want to show why certain video games qualify as art. The original Bioshock works for this purpose just as well. It's best to use screenshots to make your point. As good as Halo is, it's not really a work of art.
- "Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Silver Earring" This simple adventure game by Frogwares gets a person involved in the classics, although it involves no mystery ever written by Arthur Conan Doyle.
- “Bookworm" "Bookworm" is a simple casual game. The player must help a worm get a meal and get out of a book by eating the letters on the screen in order to make words.