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Where is …?

Where is …? is a simple geography game. All you have to do is guess where on the world map the designated┬ácity is. You’ll get immediate feedback to see how close you came (in kilometers). I did very well with Chicago: But not so well with Ankara: Anyway, it’s a fun way to spend a…

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Crossword Labs

I remember spending a weekend once in graduate school making a bilingual crossword puzzle. It took time, and it was a fun. But was that time really worth it? Maybe not, in hindsight. If I’d had this, I probably would’ve used it: Crossword Labs. Here’s their example: Type in the clues and answers, hit “generate”…

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Bab.la games

Test your language skills on bab.la games site. They have a matching quiz, hangman, and a memorizing/matching game. The fourth choice (German youth word of the year in this screenshot) changes every time you refresh the games page. You can play the games in many different languages, in three different levels of difficulty. I tried…

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Card Game Rules

Find out how to play popular card games and tile games from around the world on this site called pagat.com (but I’ll file it under Card Game Rules). The site is 20 years old now and seems to be a true labor of love. You can easily search for a particular game, or you can…

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Learn to play chess in English

Here are two sites to help you learn to play chess. It might be something to challenge yourself over the summer. Good brain exercise and a way to make new friends and practice your English, too. I learned a long time ago but am very, very rusty. These sites have been helpful to review and…