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By Charles Hopkins Published 04/23/2006 | Games
Many people criticize that online video games can lead to an increase in anti-social behaviors, including violence, loss of communication skills, and even health issues such as obesity. While video games may in fact cause some problems in these areas, critics seem to agree for the most part that online video games can increase hand eye coordination. Most critics, however, have yet to recognize the beneficial effects that video games may have on the mind.

Online educational games offer players brain training that can help one actually become more intelligent. These games work by testing the cognitive functions of your brain like memory, reasoning, logical decision making, and so forth. Try to visualize yourself spending time working out at your local health club to get your body in shape. Playing educational video games is like taking your brain to the same gym to get mentally in shape.

Educational games are often synonymous with words like boring, un-cool, and primitive. The truth is that educational games can be as much fun as any other type of game. Often times they can be even more fun because of the rewarding nature of the games. Think back to that game of trivia you played with friends several years ago. Do you remember how good it felt to get those answers correct? That's the type of feeling one can get from playing an education game. The more people play these games the greater their confidence becomes. With greater confidence people have a better chance of succeeding at whatever they set their mind to achieve.

The best place to play educational video games for free is on the internet. The internet has provided a platform for educational learning like none before. Educational games have become more sophisticated to cater towards users interests. One obvious interest for many users is learning skills that can be used in the workplace. One example of where this occurs is in the dental field. Many dental websites offer users online educational games that are both fun, informative, and catered towards user interests. Games can include choices like Wordsearch, Matching Pair, and Crossword Puzzle. Each game offers users a fun and interactive way to learn real vocational terms that they can use in the work place.

The internet is helping transcend the traditional boundaries of online games by offering useful, user beneficial and educational content. After you play a few games on the internet, ask yourself if you've learned anything new. You may be surprised by the answer.