Educational Games Research recently posted a nifty little tribute to the Top 10 Most Influential Educational Video Games from the 1980's. Oregon Trail, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, and one of my personal favorites, Lemonade Stand, all made the list. The graphics might not have been great, but the educational value was priceless. SimCity taught us all how taxes go to pay for new roads, Carmen Sandiego took us on whirlwind trips around the globe, and the Oregon Trail made us all aware of the importance of axels and the dangers of amoebic dysentery. [Metafilter]