Posts Tagged ‘games’

Wondermind

February 1, 2012

The Tate has created a wonderfully creative website called Wondermind. It’s about the human mind and all the weird and amazing stuff that is going on inside it. It also about the exhibition of Alice in Wonderland art on display at Tate Liverpool.  How they’ve linked art and science together is the beauty of this website which is full of games and fun as well as exploring fascinating aspects of the brain.

http://wondermind.tate.org.uk/

Minesweeper: The Movie

October 28, 2011

This is a tribute to the classic PC game Minesweeper:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl4J6dgQGh0

And you can learn some Spanish too!

Cracker

October 27, 2011

Just down the road from the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum has a little game called ‘Cracker’:

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/onlinestuff/games/cracker.aspx

Tiddlywinks

September 22, 2011

The Freshers’ Fayre has been in full swing and many students have taken part in our ‘Tiddlywink Olympics’ at the Library stand. In the highjump section, one student managed to shoot a wink over a staggering nine copies of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians!

It was interesting how few students had even heard of tiddlywinks, so here’s some information about the game from the English Tiddlywinks Association.

http://www.etwa.org/

The Code

August 10, 2011

The Code is an excellent series about Mathematics that is currently being screened on BBC 2. This member of the TOTD team has always been a bit maths phobic so it’s testament to the programmes accessible style that even I’m finding it both enjoyable and fascinating. To accompany the series the BBC has created a fabulous microsite full of math related games and puzzles that are both enormous fun and might teach you something along the way. But be warned some of the puzzles are fiendishly difficult

If your feel your up to the ultimate challenge you can take part in the Treasure Hunt. Solve The Code’s puzzles and find a real-life treasure hidden somewhere in the UK! Find out more at

http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/features/code/

A New Way to Catch Pirates

April 15, 2011

Here is an interesting way of dealing with copyright theft:

http://www.gamepron.com/news/2011/04/12/garrys-mod-catches-pirates-the-fun-way/

Thanks to L for suggesting.

To Lie or Not to Lie

February 17, 2011

Here’s an interesting game from the Open University allowing you to think about your responses to various scenarios:

http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/philosophy/lie-or-not-lie

Book of the Dead Game

February 16, 2011

Here is a game from the British Museum website to go with their very interesting Book of the Dead exhibition:

http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/all_current_exhibitions/book_of_the_dead/puzzle_game.aspx

Mummy Maker

March 10, 2010

No this is not a pun for Sunday’s impending Mothering Sunday! Here is another BBC game on making an Egyptian Mummy to travel to the underword:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/mummies_01.shtml

Viking Quest

March 9, 2010

If your at a loose end one day and fancy getting out on the wide open sea then why not build your own Viking Longship? This little game on the BBC Website can show you how:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/vikings/launch_gms_viking_quest.shtml

DISCLAIMER: Thing of the Day does not condone the raiding and looting of monasteries, assaulting monks and the selling of stolen wealth around the trading sites of Scandinavia.