Genghis Khan is an intriguing new online video game where players simulate being…. Genghis Khan. They have to decide which countries to invade, what kind of warriors are needed for the battle, and then attack.

It’s fairly complicated, but I have always been amazed by how quickly even beginning English Language Learners can figure out how to play online video games. Generally, they can do it quicker than I can.

It’s not the greatest “learning” tool in the world, and misses many opportunities to provide more content, but students can gain vocabulary, geography, and historical knowledge through playing it.

I’ve placed it on my World History page under The Middle Ages.