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The Best Edutainment Games of All Time  

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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
Jan 01 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
Dec 29 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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Cooking Guide: Can't Decide Wh... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
Jun 20 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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Tails and the Music Maker is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Donkey Kong Jr. Math is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
Jul 20 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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Mickey's Safari in Letterland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
Mar 01 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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Tiny Toon Adventures Cartoon W... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
Aug 17 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
Jan 01 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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Cosmic Family is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Blue's Clues Kindergarten is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
Jan 01 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) 14 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
May 19 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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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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Popeye no Eigo Asobi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
Nov 22 1983
Popeye no Eigo Asobi is the Japanese-exclusive spin-off to the Popeye arcade game.
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Mickey's Adventures in Numberl... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
Mar 01 1994
Mickey's Adventures in Numberland is an educational Nintendo Entertainment System game starring the famous cartoon character Mickey Mouse.
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Odell Lake is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
Jan 01 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
Jan 01 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 Jan 01 1985
Cross Country USA is a 1985 edutainment videogame by Didatech.
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Calamity Adventure 2: People a... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
Calamity Adventure 2: People and Traditions Jan 01 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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Mind Quiz: Your Brain Coach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
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Fisher-price: Firehouse Rescue is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
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Fisher-price: I Can Remember is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
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Fisher-price: Perfect Fit is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Edutainment Games of All Time
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