GCompris is an educational software suite with numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10. Some of the activities are game-orientated, but nonetheless still educational. These include computer discovery (keyboard, mouse, different mouse gestures), algebra (table memory, enumeration, double entry table, mirror image), science (the canal lock, the water cycle, the submarine, electric simulation), geography (place the country on the map), games (chess, memory, connect 4, oware, sudoku), reading practice, and others (learn to tell time, puzzles of famous paintings, vector drawing, cartoon making, etc.). It currently offers in excess of 100 activities, and more are being developed.
PyTraffic is a Python version of the board game Rush Hour created by Binary Arts Coporation. The goal is to remove the red car out of the grid through the slot on the right. To do this you have to slide the other cars out of the way. PyTraffic comes with about 19,000 puzzles ranging from intermediate to expert, and has an extremely smart hint facility which is able to find the best move in every position.
Pathological is an enriched clone of the game "Logical" by Rainbow Arts. To solve a level, you fill each wheel with four marbles of matching colors. Various board elements such as teleporters, switches, filters, etc., make the game interesting and challenging. New levels can be created using your favorite text editor.
Kye is a puzzle game which takes ideas from Sokoban and the genre of falling-rocks puzzle games. However, it includes a wider range of objects, allowing a larger variety of puzzles to be constructed. It is a clone of the original, shareware, Kye for Windows, and is compatible with the large number of existing extra levels designed for the Windows version of Kye. You can make your own levels, and a level editor is included.
Snowball is a jump'n'run game in which the player controls Tux the penguin through the levels. The objective is to guide a snowball safely to the exit. To achieve this, the player can create ice blocks, collect keys, use transporters, etc. The game comes with a built-in level editor.
Multiplication Station will teach your child to add, subtract, and multiply. It is a multi-user application with a simple admin interface. All parameters are configurable, like grid size and the fonts and colors of number ranges. A countdown timer is used to keep the player's attention focused. A list of high scores is maintained.