Total Nerd The Best Edutainment Games of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the best video games in the edutainment genre.

This is a list of the best edutainment games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated edutainment games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest edutainment games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these edutainment games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging edutainment games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new edutainment games.

A list made up of games like The Oregon Trail and Donkey Kong Jr. Math.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best edutainment games?" and "What is the greatest edutainment game of all time?"
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The Oregon Trail is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
1971 The Oregon Trail is a computer game originally developed by Don Rawitsch, Bill Heinemann, and Paul Dillenberger in 1971 and produced by the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium in 1974. ...more

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Freedom! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
1993 Freedom! was an educational computer game developed by MECC. The player assumed the role of a runaway slave in the Antebellum Period of American history who was trying to reach the North through ...more

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Sonic the Hedgehog's Gameworld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
1994 Sonic the Hedgehog's Gameworld is a game developed by Aspect for the Sega Pico. It was released in Japan in August 1994. The game was not released in North America until November 1996 and was ...more

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Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
2005 Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day!, also known as More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain? in PAL regions, is an edutainment video game and the sequel to Brain ...more

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Tails and the Music Maker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
1994 Tails and the Music Maker is an edutainment game released in North America in September 1994 on the Sega Pico system. It was later published in Europe by Sega in 1995 and in Japan by Imagineer ...more

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Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
2006 Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi is a cooking simulator for the Nintendo DS. It was released on July 20, 2006 in Japan.

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Cooking Guide: Can't Decide Wh... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
2008 Cooking Guide: Can't Decide What to Eat?, known in North America as Personal Trainer: Cooking and in Japan as Sekai no Gohan: Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi, is a digital cookbook for the Nintendo DS. ...more

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Donkey Kong Jr. Math is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
1983 Donkey Kong Jr. Math, originally released in Japan as Donkey Kong Jr.'s Math Play, is a Nintendo edutainment video game where players must solve math problems in order to win. It was released in ...more

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Cosmic Family is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
2007 Cosmic Family is a family oriented Wii and iOS game by Ubisoft. The target audience for this game is younger children, those attending pre-school or earlier. Based previously on the PC game for ...more

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Tiny Toon Adventures Cartoon W... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
1992 Tiny Toon Adventures Cartoon Workshop is an edutainment video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System based on Tiny Toon Adventures. It was developed by Novotrade and released by Konami on ...more

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Richard Scarry's Busytown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
1993 Richard Scarry's Busytown is a Sega Genesis and DOS video game that was released for a younger generation of gamers. This game was based on the television show The Busy World of Richard Scarry ...more

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Mickey's Safari in Letterland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
1993 Mickey's Safari in Letterland is a 1993 educational Nintendo Entertainment System video game starring the famous cartoon character Mickey Mouse. In this game, Mickey must collect all of the ...more

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Mickey's Adventures in Numberl... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
1994 Mickey's Adventures in Numberland is an educational Nintendo Entertainment System game starring the famous cartoon character Mickey Mouse.

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Popeye no Eigo Asobi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
1983 Popeye no Eigo Asobi is the Japanese-exclusive spin-off to the Popeye arcade game.

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Alpha Beam with Ernie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
1983 Alpha Beam With Ernie is an edutainment video game released for the Atari 2600 by Atari in 1983. It was developed in conjunction with the Children's Computer Workshop. The game was programmed by ...more

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Blue's Clues Kindergarten is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
2005 Blue's Clues Kindergarten is a Windows and Macintosh PC video game distributed on CD-ROM. Based on the television series Blue's Clues kids can learn different skills that will help them get ...more

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Brain Age: Train Your Brain in... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
2005 Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!, also known as Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? in PAL regions, is an entertainment video game that employs puzzles. It was ...more

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Odell Lake is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
1986 Odell Lake was an early educational life simulation game, produced by MECC for the Apple II and Commodore 64 computers. In the game, the player is a fish living in Odell Lake, a real-world lake ...more

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Rex Ronan: Experimental Surgeo... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
1994 Rex Ronan: Experimental Surgeon is an educational action video game developed by Sculptured Software and published by Raya Systems for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The game teaches ...more

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Cross Country USA is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
Cross Country USA 1985 Cross Country USA is a 1985 edutainment videogame by Didatech.

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Fisher-price: Firehouse Rescue is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
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Fisher-price: I Can Remember is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
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Fisher-price: Perfect Fit is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
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Mind Quiz: Your Brain Coach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time

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Spellevator is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
1988 Spellevator is an educational computer game for the Apple II computer, published by MECC. It was one of the first commercial games to use the ProDOS operating system.

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Art Alive! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
1991 Art Alive! is a paint program released by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive in 1991. Its features include stamps of Sonic the Hedgehog, ToeJam & Earl, and other Sega characters. It was followed ...more

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Arthur! Ready to Race is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
Arthur! Ready to Race is a 2000 PlayStation game developed and published by Mattel Interactive. Arthur! Ready to Race is based on the TV show Arthur. It was released on November 1, 2000.

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Calamity Adventure 2: People a... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
Calamity Adventure 2: People and Traditions 1997 Calamity Adventure 2: People and Traditions is the second game in the Calamity series of educational video games produced for the PlayStation by Lightspan. This game is designed to improve ...more

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Barbie: Super Model is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
1993 Barbie: Super Model is a one or two player multiplayer educational action video game that allows the player to play as Barbie.

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Gertrude's Secrets is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
Gertrude's Secrets Gertrude's Secrets is a 1984 children's edutainment computer game by The Learning Company. The goal of the game is to solve puzzles and find secrets along with the game's titular character, ...more

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Zoyon Patrol is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
1987 Zoyon Patrol was an early educational simulation game, produced by MECC for the Apple II computer. In the game, the player is the director of the Zoyon patrol, located on the fictional Zaphyr ...more

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K9.5: The Tail-Wag Tour is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
K9.5: The Tail-Wag Tour 1997 K9.5: The Tail-Wag Tour is the fourth game in the K9.5 series of educational video games produced for the PlayStation by Lightspan. This game is designed to improve reading / language arts ...more

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Ready Set Word is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
Ready Set Word is an upcoming title from Ubisoft for the Wii. The game targets a younger audience and is intended to teach spelling. A release date is yet to be announced for this title.

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Sesame Street: Counting Cafe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time

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Dream House is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
Dream House Dream House was a Commodore 64 game created by Joyce Hakansson Associates, released in 1984 by CBS Electronics.

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The Smurfs Save The Day is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
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My Disney Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
My Disney Kitchen My Disney Kitchen is a PlayStation and PC video game distributed by Disney Interactive. The PlayStation release was published by Atlus in Japan, while BAM! Entertainment published the North ...more