Debian Games Project
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Education
Debian's educational games

This metapackage will install educational games for young and older children.

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Animals
Traditional AI animal guessing engine using a binary tree DB
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You think of an animal, and this package tries to guess it... when it's wrong, you teach it about your animal.

To be more flexible and help educational aspect this game does not contain an initial database. This also allows it to be used for non animals like guessing of tools or locations.

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Atomix
puzzle game for building molecules out of separate atoms
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Atomix is an educational game designed for GNOME in which one has to build molecules, ranging from simple inorganic ones to some extremely complex organic ones, out of separate atoms.

The first levels can be rather easy, but added complexity always comes with the next level, so that several minutes (or much longer than that) can be spent on each single level.

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Basic256
educational BASIC programming environment for children
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BASIC-256 is an easy to use version of BASIC designed to teach young children the basics of computer programming. It uses traditional control structures like gosub, for/next, and goto, which helps kids easily see how program flow-control works. It has a built-in graphics mode which lets them draw pictures on screen in minutes, and a set of detailed, easy-to-follow tutorials that introduce programming concepts through fun exercises.

Childsplay
Suite of educational games for young children
Maintainer: Markus Koschany
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Childsplay provides memory activities that are fun to play and at the same time learn sounds, images, letters and numbers; activities that train the child to use the mouse and keyboard and pure game activities like puzzles, pong, pacman and billiards.

Gamine
Interactive game for young children
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Gamine is a game designed for 2 years old children who are not able to use a keyboard.

The child uses the mouse to draw coloured dots and lines on the screen.

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Gcompris
Educational games for small children - transitional package
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A large collection of educational games for small children, designed to be a unified interface to integrate more educational games.

This is a transitional package that depends on the new series of GCompris releases (rewritten using Qt). It can be safely removed once gcompris-qt is installed.

Granule
flashcard program for learning new words
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Granule is a flashcard program that implements Leitner cardfile methodology for learning new words. It features both short-term and long-term memory training capabilities with scheduling.

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Pysiogame
educational activity pack for kids
Maintainer: Miriam Ruiz
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pySioGame is a set of educational activities and games for children aged between 3 and 10. The activities are grid based and can be played all in a single window. pySioGame includes maths, reading, writing, painting, and memory activities.

Pysycache
Educational game to teach children to use the mouse
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A collection of activities based on simple objects, photographies, numbers and letters with their sounds in different languages. The activities make children practice on clicking, double-clicking, drag and drop, moving and identify the mouse buttons. From its website many packages can be downloaded to add new photos and text to the activities.

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Tuxmath
math game for kids with Tux
Maintainer: Holger Levsen
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"Tux, of Math Command" ("TuxMath," for short) is an educational arcade game starring Tux, the Linux mascot! Based on the classic arcade game "Missile Command," Tux must defend his cities. In this case, though, he must do it by solving math problems.

Tuxtype
Educational Typing Tutor Game Starring Tux
Maintainer: Holger Levsen
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TuxTyping is an educational typing tutorial game starring Tux, the Linux Penguin. The player guides Tux to eat fish which are falling from the top of the screen. Each fish has a letter written on it. When the player presses the corresponding key, Tux will position himself to eat the fish. The game is intended for children learning to type, though it does have higher difficulty levels which even experienced typists may find challenging.

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Xball
Simulate bouncing balls in a window
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A simple educational game that simulates bouncing balls in a window. Gravity, elasticity, and ability to collide can all be adjusted.

Young children enjoy watching the balls bounce around the screen and are fascinated by the program. This is an ideal program for teaching rudimentary mouse skills to very young children.

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