A little bit of gaming makes the learning go down, or rather up, easily…
The Internet Archive Software Collection
Everything old is new again on the Internet Archive’s emulators—everything from classic Apple educational software to actual video arcade games. What can you learn?
Educational Research Complete
Use this educational index (and its sister, ERIC) to look for information about games and learning, including gamification, educational games, & gaming in the classroom.
Art Bibliographies Modern (ABM) & Internat’l Bibliography of Art (IBA)
Search “board game*” in these databases to explore games as archeological problems, as works of art in their own right, as ways to understand events in Medieval art, and as explorations of the artistic mind.
ACM Digital Library
Investigating the nuts and bolts of game theory & game algorithms? ACM’s computer science database is full of models & technical data. Try “social gamification”!
Business Source Elite (BSElite)
This source churns out more than 2,500 hits on “board game*” related to teaching, simulation scenarios, or exploring past and future…and also on games simply as profitable products.
Prefer to play games, learn, AND contribute to a good cause? Try FreeRice’s quizzes. Practice vocabulary in different languages or test your knowledge in other subjects ranging from geography to chemistry. “For each answer you get right, [they] donate 10 grains of rice through the (United Nations) World Food Programme.”
Like trivia? Find it here with quizzes on everything from Geography to Music to Literature to Religion to Science to Sports to TV. If you sign up for a free account, you can even make your own quizzes to help you brush up on topics for upcoming quizzes or tests.
* Warning: browsing reference sources can be an adventure!