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Game NameLink to GameDeveloper/Publisher/DesignerPlatformsHigh-Level Subject AreaMore Specific Subject AreaCan you play the game for free or do you have to buy it?NotesYour NameLocked / Unavailable
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Dr. Guts
https://www.filamentlearning.com/products/body-systems-unit-dr-guts
Filament GamesAndroid, iOSBiologyHuman Body Systems and OrgansCosts MoneyClass of 2018
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Nanocrafter
http://nanocrafter.org/game
UW Center for Game ScienceBrowser (Flash)BiologySynthetic BiologyFreeClass of 2018
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Crazy Plant Shop
https://www.filamentlearning.com/products/heredity-unit-crazy-plant-shop
Filament GamesPC, iOSBiologyGeneticsCosts MoneyErik Harpstead
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Crystal Island
http://projects.intellimedia.ncsu.edu/crystalisland/
NC State Center for Educational Informatics
PC, Mac, Browser (Unity Plugin)
BiologyMicrobiology and Scientific Method
Its Complicated (See Notes)
There is a free demo but accessing it is a bit more involved than just downloading something (http://projects.intellimedia.ncsu.edu/crystalisland/getting-started/)
Erik Harpstead
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Odell Down Under
https://classicreload.com/win3x-odell-down-under.html
MECCBrowser (Emulator)BiologyTrophic Levels in coral reefsFreeErik Harpstead
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Photosynthesis
http://www.blueorangegames.com/index.php/games/photosynthesis
Blue Orange GamesBoard GameBiologyPhotosynthesis, Forest developmentCosts Money
Copy available from instructor on request
Erik Harpstead
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Reach for the Sun
https://www.filamentlearning.com/products/plant-structure-and-processes-unit-reach-for-the-sun
Filament GamesPCBiologyPhotosynthesisCosts MoneyErik Harpstead
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The Carbon Cycle
https://theyardgames.org/game/carbon.html
The Yard GamesBrowserBiologyBiogeochemical cyclesFreeClass of 2019
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Feed the Dingo
https://pbskids.org/plumlanding/games/ecosystem/feed_the_dingo.html
PBS Kids/Plam LandingBrowser (Flash)BiologyEcology/EnvironmentFreeClass of 2019
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WWF Free Rivers
https://www.worldwildlife.org/pages/explore-wwf-free-rivers-a-new-augmented-reality-app
WWFAndroid, iOSBiology
An AR game which enables you to explore how the river flow is altering surrounding environments
FreeClass of 2019
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Elevate
https://www.elevateapp.com/
ElevateAndroid, iOSBrain TrainingVarious Cognitive SkillsFreeIn-App PurchasesClass of 2018Locked
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Bongo Balance
https://www.filamentlearning.com/products/chemical-equations-unit-bongo-balance
Filament GamesAndroid, iOSChemistryStoichiometryNot FreeClass of 2018
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Fold.ithttps://fold.it/
University of Washington Center for Game Science
PC, Mac, LinuxChemistryProtein FoldingFreeErik Harpstead
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BEAKER
http://thix.co/beaker/
THIXAndroid, iOSChemistryChemistry ExperimentFreeClass of 2019Locked
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CheckiO
https://checkio.org/
CheckiOBrowserComputer ScienceJavaScript and Python programmingFreeClass of 2019
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Box Island
https://boxisland.io/
Radiant GamesAndroid, iOSComputer ScienceBot ProgrammingFreeIn-App PurchasesClass of 2018
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Code Combat
https://codecombat.com/play
CodeCombatBrowserComputer ScienceProgramming in various real languagesFreeClass of 2018
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Code Warriors: Hakitzu Battle
https://www.kuatostudios.com/games/code-warriors/
Kuato StudiosiOSComputer ScienceBasic Programming and Control FlowCosts MoneyClass of 2018Locked
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Coding for Carrots
https://www.google.com/doodles/celebrating-50-years-of-kids-coding
GoogleBrowserComputer ScienceBot ProgrammingFreeWas a Google DoodleClass of 2018
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Corn Maze Craze
https://pbskids.org/catinthehat/games/corn-maze-craze
PBS KidsBrowserComputer ScienceBot ProgrammingFreeClass of 2018
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Hack 'n' Slash
http://www.hacknslashthegame.com/
Double Fine ProductionsPC, Mac, LinuxComputer ScienceObject DataCosts MoneyClass of 2018
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Lightbot
http://lightbot.com/
Light Bot IncAndroid, iOSComputer ScienceBot ProgrammingFree Demo
Lightbot: Code Hour is a free demo version, there are longer paid ones
Class of 2018
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Machineers
http://www.machineers.com/
Lohika ApSPCComputer ScienceProgramming, Systems ThinkingCosts MoneyClass of 2018
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Maze
https://blockly-games.appspot.com/maze?lang=en
Blockly GamesBrowserComputer ScienceBot ProgrammingFreeClass of 2018
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Robot Turtles
http://www.robotturtles.com/
ThinkfunBoard GameComputer ScienceBot ProgrammingCosts MoneyClass of 2018
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Run Marco!
https://www.brainpop.com/games/runmarco/
All Can CodeBrowser (Flash)Computer ScienceBot ProgrammingFreeClass of 2018
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Sprite Box
http://spritebox.com
Lightbot Inc.
Android, iOS, Browser (Flash)
Computer ScienceBot ProgrammingFree Demo
There is a Sprite Box: Code Hour that is a free demo, the full game costs money
Class of 2018
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CodeSpark Academy
https://thefoos.com/
CodeSpark AcademyBrowserComputer ScienceBot ProgrammingFree DemoErik Harpstead
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Entanglion
https://entanglion.github.io/
IBM ResearchBoard GameComputer ScienceQuantum ComputingFree
Copy available from instructor on request. Also Print-and-play
Erik Harpstead
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GEtiT
http://www.hci.uni-wuerzburg.de/projects/getit/
HCI Group, University of WürzburgPC, Mac, VRComputer ScienceAffine TransformsFreeErik Harpstead
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Human Resource Machine
https://tomorrowcorporation.com/humanresourcemachine
Tomorrow CorporationPC, MacComputer ScienceAssembly ProgrammingCosts MoneyErik Harpstead
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while True: learn()
https://luden.io/wtl/
Luden.ioPC, Mac, LinuxComputer ScienceMachine LearningCosts Money
Costs $13, purchased through Steam though available DRM Free through Humble
Class of 2019
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Swift Playground
https://www.apple.com/swift/playgrounds/
AppleiOSComputer ScienceProgrammingFree
Requires an iPad with iS 11.0 or later
Class of 2019
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Grasshopper
https://grasshopper.codes/
Area 120Android, iOSComputer ScienceBasics of JavaScript codingFreeClass of 2019Locked
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Exapunks
http://www.zachtronics.com/exapunks/
Zachtronics PC, Mac, LinuxComputer ScienceAssembly ProgrammingCosts MoneyRay Ye
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Infinifactory
http://www.zachtronics.com/infinifactory/
ZachtronicsPC, Mac, LinuxComputer ScienceMultithreaded ProcessingCosts MoneyRay Ye
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SpaceChem
http://www.zachtronics.com/spacechem/
ZachtronicsPC, Mac, LinuxComputer ScienceMultithreaded ProcessingFree DemoRay Ye
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BOOEYS: A GHOST’S CODE
https://www.simcoachgames.com/booeys/
SimCoach GamesAndroid, iOSComputer Science
This is an innovative tool to train and connect young adults with tech jobs.
FreeClass of 2019
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Block'hood
http://www.plethora-games.com/blockhood/
Plethora-Project LLC / Devolver Digital / Jose Sanchez
PC, Mac, LinuxDesign / Architecture
Architectural Design / Urban Design with integrated sustainable infrastructure components
Costs MoneyClass of 2019
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Mini Metro
https://dinopoloclub.com/minimetro/
Dinosaur Polo Club
PC, Mac, Android, iOS, Browser
Design / ArchitectureTraffic PlanningFree DemoClass of 2019Locked
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Windfall
http://persuasivegames.com/game/windfall
Persuasive GamesBrowser (Flash)EconomicsEconomics of Wind EnergyFreeClass of 2018
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Spent
http://playspent.org/
McKinneyBrowserEconomicsLiving in PovertyFreeClass of 2019
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Cashflow
http://www.richdad.com/apps-games/cashflow-classic
The Rich Dad Company
Android, Browser, Board Game
EconomicsPersonal FinanceFree
I have the board game and would be happy to bring it to the lab. I haven't played the app version yet, but it seems like it's almost exactly the same as the board game.
Class of 2019
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Stack the States
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews/stack-the-states
Dan Russell-PinsonAndroid, iOSGeographyState facts and shapesCosts MoneyClass of 2018
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Game of the States
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2485/game-states
Milton BradleyBoard GameGeographyGeography and State FactsCosts Money
Copy available from instructor on request
Erik Harpstead
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
https://classicreload.com/where-in-the-world-is-carmen-sandiego-deluxe-edition.html
BroderbundBrowser (Emulator)GeographyGeography facts and landmarksFree
This entry represents the various 80s-90s Mac/DOS incarnations of Carmen Sandiego
Erik Harpstead
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Ninja Kitchen
https://ninjakitchengame.org/
NM State University Learning Games Lab
PC, Browser (Flash)HealthFood safetyFreeClass of 2019
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PlayForward: Elm City Stories
https://www.schellgames.com/games/playforward
Schell GamesiOSHealthDealing with Peer Pressure
Its Complicated (See Notes)
The game is not generally available but you might be able to get a demo if you reach out to the developer
Erik Harpstead
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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
https://www.hellblade.com/
Ninja TheoryPC, Xbox, PlaystationHealthThe experience of psychosisCosts Money
The game is currently (Feb 2019) free on Xbox GamePass (a $10/month service that usually will have a promotion for the first month). The game vividly depicts a first person perspective of psychosis that may be intense for some people.
Class of 2019
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Battlefield Academy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/launch_gms_bfacademy.shtml
Solaris MediaBrowser (Flash)HistoryMilitary Strategy in Famous British BattlesFreeClass of 2019
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Assassin's Creed [FRANCHISE]
https://assassinscreed.ubisoft.com/game/en-us/home
UbisoftPC, Major ConsolesHistoryAncient History (era varies by title)Not Free
This is meant to hold the place of any game in the main franchise
Class of 2018
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The Lost Tribe
https://classicreload.com/dosx-lost-tribe.html
Lawrence Productions, Inc.Browser (Emulator)HistoryPrehistoric cultureFreeClass of 2019
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Assassin's Creed: Origins Discovery Tour Mode
https://support.ubi.com/en-GB/Faqs/000031846/Discovery-Tour-Mode-of-Assassin-s-Creed-Origins-ACO
UbisoftPC, Major ConsolesHistoryEgyptian HistoryNot Free
This is a unique addition on the main game series.
Erik Harpstead
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Civilization V
https://civilization.com/
Firaxis GamesPC, Mac, LinuxHistoryThe Development of CivilizationsCosts Money
This entry represents Civilization V and all of its DLC
Erik Harpstead
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Oregon Trail
https://archive.org/details/msdos_Oregon_Trail_The_1990
MECCBrowser (Emulator)HistoryHistory of Westward ExpansionFree
This represents the various early Mac/DOS versions of Oregon Trail; there are several other places to find emulators for this.
Erik Harpstead
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Time Line
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/128664/timeline
AsmodeeBoard GameHistoryRelative order of events and inventionsCosts Money
Copy available from instructor on request; This entry represents all the various expansions and incarnations of Time Line
Erik Harpstead
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Europa Universalis IV
http://www.europauniversalis4.com/
Paradox Development StudioPC, Mac, LinuxHistory
European and World History (Late Middle Ages to Early Modern)
Costs MoneyRay Ye
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ARTé: Mecenas
https://triseum.com/arte-mecenas/
TriseumPC, Mac, BrowserHumanities / CultureArt History
Its Complicated (See Notes)
Demo available on request from developer, meant for teachers
Class of 2018
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Never Alone <Kisima Ingitchuna>
http://neveralonegame.com/
E-Line Media, Upper One Game
PC, Mac, Android, iOS, Major Consoles
Humanities / CultureAlaskan Native FolktalesCosts MoneyErik Harpstead
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The Hunt for the Noor Stone
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/content/wham-bam-islam_game-html/
Endeavor FilmsBrowser (Flash)Humanities / CultureArabic Culture and LanguageFreeErik Harpstead
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Type : Rider
http://typerider.arte.tv/?lang=en#/
Ex Nihilo
PC, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS
Humanities / CultureTypography HistoryCosts MoneyErik Harpstead
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Bury Me, My Love
http://burymemylove.arte.tv/
The Pixel Hunt, ARTE France, FIGSPC, Mac, Android, iOSHumanities / CultureA Syrian refugee's experienceFree Demo
The game costs money but there is a free version of the prologue available on the website
Class of 2019
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Pokemon: Red, White & Blue - The unauthorized Peta Parody
https://features.peta.org/pokemon-red-white-blue-parody-game/
PETABrowser (Flash)Humanities / CultureAnimal Abuse in the US Meat IndustryFreeClass of 2019
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We Become What We Behold
https://ncase.itch.io/wbwwb
Nicky CaseBrowserHumanities / Culture
It explores the psychology of the media and the cycles it tends to perpetrate.
FreeClass of 2019
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Quandary
https://www.quandarygame.org/play
Learning Games NetworkBrowserHumanities / CultureEthical decision makingFreeClass of 2019
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Alphabear
http://www.gamesforchange.org/game/alphabear/
Spry FoxAndroid, iOSLanguageSpelling and WordsFreeIn-app purchasesClass of 2018
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Bananagrams
http://www.bananagrams.com/
BananagramsBoard GameLanguageSpelling and WordsNot FreeClass of 2018
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Bonne Chance
http://www.playbonnechance.com/#bonne-chance
University of TennesseeMac, Android, iOSLanguageFrench Language and Culture
Its Complicated (See Notes)
Game is in Beta contact developers for demo, full list of platforms might be wrong
Class of 2018
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Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com/
DuolingoAndroid, iOSLanguageSecond Language Acquisition (Various)FreeIn-App PurchasesErik Harpstead
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Squiggle Park
http://squigglepark.com/
Squiggle ParkAndroid, iOS, BrowserLanguagePhonics and Early LiteracyFree Demo
Need to register a "parent account" for the mobile apps
Erik Harpstead
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Influent
http://playinfluent.com/
Rob Howland / Three Flip StudiosPC, Mac, LinuxLanguageHousehold vocab in up to 14 different languagesCosts Money
Available for 14 different languages. Costs $10 with each additional language costing $5 more. Languages include: English, Japanese, French, German, Russian, Swedish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Portuguese-Brazil, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, and Danish
Class of 2019
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My Chinese Coach
http://www.mycoachgames.com/language.php
Ubisoft iOS, Nintendo DSLanguageChinese language learning Costs MoneyClass of 2019
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Reading Blaster 9-12
https://www.amazon.com/Knowledge-Adventure-Reading-Blaster-Ages/dp/B0017HZ2GW
Blaster Learning SystemPC, Mac, LinuxLanguageEnglish Grammar for ages 9-12Costs Money
If you're running it on today's machines, it would probably be more efficient to run it on a Windows XP emulator.
Class of 2019
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Sentences vs. Fragment: Floyd Danger Adventure
https://www.education.com/game/floyd-danger-sorting-sentences/
Education.comBrowserLanguage
Identifying the differences between complete sentences and sentence fragments.
FreeClass of 2019
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Alphabear 2
http://spryfox.com/our-games/alphabear2/
Spry FoxAndroid, iOSLanguageSpelling, wordsFreeIn-app purchasesClass of 2019
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Math Man - Expert
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/mathman/mathman.htm
Sheppard SoftwareBrowser (Flash)MathMixed OperationsFreeClass of 2019
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Pearl Diver
https://mathsnacks.com/pearl-diver.html
Math SnacksBrowser (Flash)MathPlotting numbers, number lines, fractionsFreeClass of 2019
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Addition Blocks
https://www.brainpop.com/games/additionblocks/
Fluency GamesBrowserMathAdditionFreeClass of 2018
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Algebra Meltadown
https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/games/algebrameltdown
Manga HighBrowserMathAlgebra
Its Complicated (See Notes)
You may need to create a placeholder Teacher demo account to access the games
Class of 2018
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Creature Capture
http://play.centerforgamescience.org/creaturecapture/
University of Washington Center for Game Science
Browser (Flash)MathNumeracyFreeClass of 2018
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DragonBox Big Numbers
http://dragonbox.com/products/big-numbers
We Want to KnowAndroid, iOSMathNumeracyCosts MoneyClass of 2018
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Monster School Bus
https://mathsnacks.com/monster-school-bus.html
NM State Learning Games LabBrowser (Flash)MathNumeracy / AdditionFreeClass of 2018
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Ratio Rumble
http://mathsnacks.com/ratio-rumble.html
NM State Learning Games LabiOS, Browser (Flash)MathRatiosFreeClass of 2018
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Slice Fractions
https://www.brainpop.com/games/slicefractionsschooledition/
UlulabBrowser (Flash)MathFractionsFreeClass of 2018
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Treasure Mountain
https://classicreload.com/super-solvers-treasure-mountain.html
The Learning CompanyBrowser (Emulator)MathArithmetic and LogicFreeClass of 2018
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Grand Prix Multiplication
https://www.arcademics.com/games/grand-prix
ArcademicsBrowserMathMultiplicationFree
Part of the a larger collection (Arcademics)
Class of 2019
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Swimming Otters
https://www.arcademics.com/games/swimming-otters
ARCADEMICSBrowserMathMultiplicationFree
Part of a larger collection of games: https://www.arcademics.com/games/
Class of 2019
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Red Block 2
https://www.mathplayground.com/red_block_escape_2/logic_red_block_2.html
Math Playground LLCBrowserMathSpatial puzzle-solvingFreeClass of 2019
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Decimal Point
https://hcii.cmu.edu/research/decimalpoint
CMU HCII (Bruce McLaren)BrowserMathDecimal Math Concepts (Numeracy)
Its Complicated (See Notes)
Bruce should be able to provide a demo account. I can probably reach out and get one made as well.
Erik Harpstead
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Euclidea
https://www.euclidea.xyz/
Horis International LimitedAndroid, iOS, BrowserMathEuclidean GeometryFree
In-App Purchases, almost a Free Demo as the IAP unlocks the rest of the game.
Erik Harpstead
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Lure of the Labyrinth
https://labyrinth.thinkport.org/www/
MIT Education ArcadeBrowser (Flash)MathMiddle School Pre-AlgebraFreeErik Harpstead
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Pyramid Panic
https://www.brainpop.com/games/pyramidpanic/
Manga HighBrowser (Flash)MathNumeracy, geometry, etc.FreeErik Harpstead
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Refraction
http://centerforgamescience.org/blog/portfolio/refraction/
University of Washington Center for Game Science
Browser (Flash)MathFractionsFreeErik Harpstead
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Riddle Books
http://centerforgamescience.org/blog/portfolio/riddle-books/
University of Washington Center for Game Science
Browser (Flash)MathMathematical Modeling and Story ProblemsFreeErik Harpstead
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The Counting Kingdom
http://www.countingkingdomgame.com/
Little Worlds InteractivePC, Mac, Android, iOSMathNumeracy and AddingCosts MoneyErik Harpstead
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Tree Frog Treasure
http://centerforgamescience.org/blog/portfolio/treefrog-treasure/
University of Washington Center for Game Science
Browser (Flash)MathFractionsFreeErik Harpstead
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Variant: Limits
https://triseum.com/variant-limits/
TriseumPC, MacMathCalculusCosts Money
They claim demos are available on request
Erik Harpstead
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Zombie Division
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281783488_Zombie_Division_Software_PC_Windows
Habgood & Ainsworth (University of Nottingham)
Windows XPMathDivisionFree
The game only runs on Windows XP, you can get it to work in compatibility mode on Windows 7 but it is kind of buggy
Erik HarpsteadUnavailable
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Zeus vs Monsters
https://store.steampowered.com/app/444430/Zeus_vs_Monsters__Math_Game_for_kids/
Peaksel DOO PC, MacMath
Basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
Costs MoneyClass of 2019
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