I have been concerned to watch the Studio 17 kids at Santa Maria Urban Ministry playing mindless smash-and-blood or doll-dress-up games during their after homework computer time. I have started a list of “Good Free Games” as alternative suggestions. Studio 17 will also be buying some games (like Zoo Tycoon and Crayon Physics) soon.
I asked my 16-year-old son Paul to research and recommend Good Free Games which were fun to play but also educational. Some of these require flash software (will not work on an iPad) and all have advertisements to wait through (that’s why they are free). I added to Paul’s list games recommended by other sources. This afternoon, Studio 17 tried out about half of the games listed here and had a very good time. Additional suggestions are welcome!
- Algebra vs. The Cockroaches killing insects with math
- Ball Reflexion anticipate bounce directions
- Bucket Ball learn ballistics
- Contour learn topography
- Insurgo create a building framework
- Make Your Own Kaleidoscope image manipulation
- Magic Pen like Crayon Physics
- Seed Game (my favorite!) create your own flower DNA
- Time 4 Cat
I am adding to this list as we find more games, see More Good Free Games – or do a web search for “Good Free Games”.
16 February 2014 – links updated