Abandonware Educational games
Also known as edutainment games, most are games designed with education in mind, while some contain significant informational value. An often overlooked genre, such games intend to teach the player about subjects and concepts, assist them in developing skills or to help them understand historical events as they play.
While educational by design, they often utilize different forms seen in other gaming genres to convey their lessons to players. Puzzle solving and adventure themes are commonly seen in such games alongside collaborative and social elements which encourage learning and having fun.
Games like Odell Lake and Museum Madness have stood the test of time along with those belonging to the long running Oregon Trail, Carmen Sandiego, Math Blaster, Reader Rabbit and Super Solvers series of games.