Games Box is an educational software program designed for use with the Microsoft Windows Operating System. It gives students the chance to learn about programming and computers through interactive projects. Games Box comes with a variety of projects that teach students various programming concepts while they develop their first games. At the same time, kids learn how to create simple programs by developing an in-depth database of pre-programmed commands for doing everything from filling out forms to flying a plane. Kids can even build their own robots to compete with other kids on the Internet.
One game in the series teaches students how to use a dictionary. Students click on a word in the dictionary and a picture is displayed to tell the student what the word is called. When students click on the correct word, the associated word and picture pop up on the screen. This game involves matching up English words with similar sounding words that are also part of the dictionary. If you happen to memorize a large number of English words, you can use the fastfinger feature of the Games Box to save your notes so you can recall them later.
The other games in the series involve building a human or animal compete and hanging man with a rope. Building the human race requires using hangman skills along with a strategy of making sure you have more people than the opponents. In the hangman game, the last man standing wins. If your last man cannot be defeated then your side automatically loses. Learning to use hangman online in this version is easy using the fastfinger feature.