Anyone who has read this blog for more than 15 minutes knows that we love Puzzle Games. We love other games as well, but when you are looking for games that educate, Puzzle Games are a great place to start. There are several reasons why that is the case. Puzzle games are fun, they tend to be more ‘family-friendly’, and what they can teach us apply to any aspect of our lives.
The world is becoming a more complex place every day. My day job did not exist 15 years ago. The jobs that our children will hold may not yet exist. To succeed, we must all learn how to adapt, and how to learn quickly. Exercising our brains is just as important as our bodies. So, when I see a way to relax in the evening, have fun and keep my brain in top shape, I jump on it. Puzzle games are like the cardio of the gaming world, they help you with everything a little bit.
Given our focus on education, we tend to write about games that can be played at school, or played with children. There are many games that we at gaming to learn absolutely love, that are not appropriate for us to write up. For instance, we wrote up a post on Left 4 Dead. For those of you not familiar, Left 4 Dead is a fantastic horror First Person Shooter which requires 4 people to work together to achieve common goals. It is one of our favorite games, and there is a lot to be learned from that it, but we did not post it. Not that we don’t recommend that game, you should definitely check it out if survival horror is your thing. But Left 4 Dead is not a game that we recommend for teachers and parents.
Lastly, Puzzle games are just fun. We love to play them, we love to write about them, and isn’t that a good enough reason?