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Edutainment Games From Your Childhood You Totally Forgot About

10 Apr 2017 4.1k votes 783 voters 44.7k views16 items

List RulesVote up the games you sneakily played in the computer lab at school when you were supposed to be creating crude Word documents and tearing the holes off the sides of your dot-matrix printouts.

Back in the dark ages of the late '80s and early '90s, home computers were fairly rare. In those days, gamers were forced to take their gaming opportunities where they could. Outside the shelter of an arcade, that meant the edutainment computer games that came pre-loaded on the blocky Macs which lined the walls of your school’s computer lab.

While the other kids were actually memorizing the home keys or boning up on their spreadsheet skills, educational computer games were helping a fledgling generation of gamers kill the time until the bell.

Even if you didn’t grow up to terrorize people in Call of Duty or wander the historical streets of an Assassin’s Creed game, the odds are solid you played one of these '80s and '90s edutainment games while silently praying that the teacher didn’t come by to check your work.

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