Play and learn about the European Union with EuropaGO
Young European citizens aged 10 to 14 years old are invited by the European Commission to learn more about Europe with a brand new set of fun and educational online games. The set of games tests knowledge of European culture, history, geography and much more. The game site is appealing to young people, with funky graphics and goodies to download.
On the website, pupils can create a login and password to be able to save games and high scores, and if they are lucky, to be in the top 20 winners list! The games are available in 11 languages, and can be a great summer activity for pupils.
The Euro Game
Children can learn all about the Euro and its different coins and notes in this game. The symbols featured on the Euro coins and notes in each country are also explained. Players should try to build up their own collection of Euros while avoiding the enemies! The higher the level, the less time the players have to complete their collection..
This is a fun game to learn more about where European countries are located on the map, and can be handy for geography students. Players have to put 40 countries into the right place as fast as possible! Children can move the mouse over the countries to find out more about the EU member states and candidate countries.
Students can try out the quiz to test their knowledge of European history, geography and life in general, as well as a general category involving all of them. Three choices are given, and the student scores points for each correct answer. At the end of the game, the pupil can find out the real answers to those he or she answered wrongly.
The Time Machine
Pupils travel back through European history in a space ship, to link events in history with dates, names and place. They have to catch the comet with the correct answer to win points, and beware of the asteroid attacks at the same time!
Over the next school year, the games will evolve, with extra questions and new games are also in the pipeline.
The EuropaGO site will be accessible from 1pm on 18 June 2004 at