Updated 1-10-23

This is an exciting list–great simulations I’ve found around the internet. Some of the entries have more than one.

A note: some must be downloaded and a few purchased, so the link might take you to a website that provides access rather than play:


  1. Civilization--Sid Meier’s Civilization game (fee required)
  2. Mission US–students role play the American Revolution or the Civil War
  3. Oregon Trail–a browser-based edition


  1. Adventures of Jasper Woodbury–fee based but great reputation for teaching math in a game environment
  2. ExploreLearning Gizmos–simulations in math and science

Problem Solving

  1. CSI Online Adventure
  2. Quandary–an ethics problem solving game from MIT