My slight personal favorite, Number Munchers, taught you all you need to know about math, economics, and life in general. I was somewhat addicted to this game in early elementary school, possibly because I was the undisputed champ. I even remember staying in during a recess (yes, I gave up one day of football or basketball recess that I would not remember today, plus in 2nd grade you had multiple recesses so I'm sure I played basketball later that day) in 2nd grade to break the record and become the undisputed champion of Number Munchers in the greater Walkerton area. I don't remember the total, but I think it was close to 20,000. Which as an 8 year old is pretty impressive.
For all my prowes in Number Munchers, there was my inability and repeated failures in Oregon Trail (I played it a couple of days ago and beat it rather easily). My main reason I remember for never beating Oregon Trail was because all I ever did was hunt. Why travel the trail if you can shoot buffalo, bear, deer, rabbit, and squirrel all day? My family of 5 always ate well, I know that.
So, most people liked Oregon Trail better. But I was a Number Munchers fan!
What about you? What was your favorite? Is it a different game?
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