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Edutainment video games
Basic Information

Edutainment video games (a portmanteau of Education and Entertainment) are video games that have an educational goal as part of the game's mechanics, but using an entertaining form of gameplay, sometimes using licensed video game characters. Typical Edutainment games teach the player skills such as typing, math, language, geography, and history, among others, but can also be used to develop social skills such as teamwork and sharing. The majority of Edutainment games are aimed at young children, although some exist for older children and even adults.