Backpack Games understands that educational games aren’t just about learning – but also must be fun to play as a game. While many sites offer drill-based games to help memorize basic information like multiplication tables, most of our games focus on developing skills such as problem solving and cognitive flexibility, in addition to math and science content knowledge.
Backpack Games offers dozens of different games and is constantly adding more. We host games that were specifically designed to be educational, as well as those originally designed for entertainment that also sharpen cognitive and academic skills. Our goal at Backpack Games is to offer the widest possible selection of games that address STEM skills.
In addition to the large selection, every game found on the site is categorized and searchable several different ways, not just by academic subject. Games are also categorized by cognitive skill, grade level, game genre, and standards.
We are also working on a Plus version that will offer unique features for teachers such as the ability to assign specific games to students, and track what students are playing. Let us know if you would be interested in being part of the Beta test of the Plus version when it’s available.