More than 2500 free DOS-based games were recently added to the Internet Archive.
You can now play them on your browser.
My daughter greatly improved her English vocabulary, spelling and typing by playing an early version of Police Quest in the summer of 1989. She had to type in the commands in order to catch the criminal. Not sure if kids today have the patience to type and play...
You can search the game list by year and by topic. Here is the full list. Here is a write-up. And here is a list of several "small" games which are recommended. "Large" games may take time to download and start playing.
Having problems running games? Check out this site.
There's also a connection to our own Book of Books: the project of adding DOS games to the Internet Archive is named -- Exodos.
Please note: Unfortunately, I cannot take any responsibility for use of the software, directions or links suggested. I have no interest - financial or otherwise - in the software or sites listed. Use at your own risk.
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