Addicting games as Learning games?!
One of my eighth grade students showed me this website. I checked it out and found some very fascinating learning opportunities. There are some violent games there and some games that seemed to be of an adult theme. Most of the games however, seemed safe enough. I played this game called 'Revenge of the Stick'. I see several learning applications there. First of all, it's fun to play as it is a rpg format. The player has to track resources, money and rewards to efficiently achieve a high score. Another cool aspect of the game is that you can post your high score and compete against other players. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. You can find it at http://www.ugoplayer.com/games/revengeofthestick.html and other games at http://www.addictinggames.com/ Tried to get some screen shots but couldn't figure it out, sorry.