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Nothing to buy on this page — just download and enjoy!

Yes, these games really are free to use with no obligation. Just click on the icons below or the ‘Download’ links to get the installer for the corresponding game. Try them out, have some fun — then come back and buy some of the bigger games from our Game Shop!

While you’re here, don’t miss the important announcement near the bottom of this page about our NoteCard software.

Geography tutors

Learning the countries of Europe and Africa, and the states of the USA, is easy thanks to this trio of proven educational programs. And if you like these, be sure to check out World Geography Tutor in our Game Shop, for more maps and powerhouse features.

African Geography TutorAfrican Geography Tutor helps you learn all the African countries by name and location, with a study mode (‘Explore Africa’) and two types of quiz.   Download

European Geography TutorEuropean Geography Tutor covers the 40 or so countries of the new Europe using the same powerful interface as the previous program.   Download

USA Geography TutorUSA Geography Tutor completes this set with coverage of the 48 contiguous states of the United States of America (all but Alaska and Hawaii).   Download

Puzzles

Here’s a pair of wit-sharpening puzzle games with which to while away some time. The variable difficulty levels let you build up your skills.

HierophantHierophant is a contemplative puzzle game rather like a 2-dimensional Rubik’s cube. Unscramble the mystic symbol! Multiple difficulty levels.   Download

OktagonOktagon is actually two separate octagonal puzzles in one program. One is a mosaic puzzle, somewhat like tangrams; the other is a brain-teaser involving concentric rings.   Download

Strategy games

If you have the fiendish type of mind that thrives on abstract strategy games, here are three originals for your enjoyment. Each can be played against either the computer or another person.

Pic-Tac-ToePic-Tac-Toe is a bit like a 3-D tic-tac-toe game that has been flattened out onto a plane. Colorful and configurable — but not easy!   Download

ValvoValvo belongs to the backgammon family of games, but from a much simpler branch than its famous cousin... Easy rules; tricky tactics — looking ahead is vital!   Download

VenablesVenables is a highly cerebral game with an unusual indirect movement rule. Those who enjoy this game have passed the egghead test.   Download

Word games

We have two word games in our Game Shop, and two less elaborate ones here on the free page. Don’t be fooled, though — these little games will nevertheless provide an interesting to challenge to all comers.

JumbleJumble has nothing at all to do with the well-known newspaper puzzle of the same name. Race against time to decode familiar phrases given several choices for each letter.   Download

WhirlwordsWhirlwords is an interesting twist on those pencil and paper word chain games where you must ‘evolve’ one word into another by changing a single letter at each step.   Download

Other freeware

We’ve arrived at the bottom of the page with just three programs still unclassified. If you haven’t found what you want yet, this is your last chance!

NoteCardNoteCard is a simple but slick flashcard program to improve your musical note reading. This is NoteCard 2.5, recommended for users of Windows 95/98 systems only.   Download

The NoteCard 3 virtual boxshotImportant! We’ve been working for some time on NoteCard 3, with a brand-new user interface and expanded features. It’s available now through a special website, AheadWithMusic.com. If you or someone in your family is learning to read music, or thinking about doing so, why not let NoteCard 3 show you how much it can help?

Sean's Magic SlateSean’s Magic Slate is a very easy-to-use coloring book for small children. Select a background, add objects, and click to color!   Download

Christmas Trivia Screen SaverOur Christmas Trivia Screen Saver enhances your family computer for the holiday season with a beautiful fireside and tree, MIDI carols, and displays of Christmas lore.   Download

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