A Digital List: Helpful Engineering Games
By Andy Darnley
Any time you build something or take something apart, you are actually doing things that engineers do. You can build with many different materials, from blocks to straws and marshmallows. This process involves thinking about what you want to build first and then designing a structure that achieves your goals. After you spend some time designing different things, you might even figure out how to build an elevator that moves up and down.
The Fidgit game gives you lots of different engineering challenges to solve. Experiment with different designs and configurations in the challenges, and then watch to see what happens.
Designing a real parachute can be an exciting engineering activity. This page teaches you about the elements needed for a successful parachute and then gives you step-by-step instructions for building and testing one.
If you want to test your engineering and technology knowledge, try this challenging trivia game. After you finish playing, you can compare your score with that of other players.
The Code Combat game gives players access to the Kithgard Dungeon to move a hero through the realm, making decisions about movements and actions.
Making structures strong enough to withstand earthquakes is one thing that engineers need to do as they build bridges and buildings. Play an exciting game that challenges you to build a new bridge that would withstand a very strong earthquake.
When you play Cargo Bridge, your job is to construct a bridge that will get workers and their materials from one side of a valley to the other side. You will need to make decisions about where you build your bridge because the terrain varies. You also need to choose the design of the bridge to make sure it is safe and successful.
This bridge building game lets you choose a level and then place pieces of material onto the screen to build a bridge. Just click your mouse where you want to place pieces. If you change your mind, click the ESC button to remove a piece. You can also test your bridge to see if it will support its weight.
Help Twitch do his work with simple machines in this fun game. You will need to solve challenges to create simple machines.
The industrial-size dough mixer in this game needs power to run it. You will need to examine the parts of the motor to see what’s missing so the mixer will work.
Build a roller-coaster to send people off on a wild ride. Lay tracks until your coaster is finished. After it’s done, see how people like the ride.
The Fantastic Contraption game gives you many different challenges to solve with different materials and configurations. After you think you have solved the problem, the game will tell you whether you reached the goal.
Playing Rubble Trouble involves working on a construction job to deconstruct a building safely. You will need to choose your explosives and then watch how they work to reach your goal.
This game gives you blocks that you need to build a structure. The goal is to protect the king and his guards from attacks. If you make a successful shield, the guards will live to the next day.
Choose your level and then begin building bridges with your mouse. After you finish a bridge, move the truck across it to see if the bridge is strong enough. Keep building to advance to new levels.
The Catastrophe game involves taking bars away from a structure without causing it to collapse. You will need to work quickly, taking away just the right bars, or catastrophe could result.
Choose the right options to repair buildings that have been damaged so that they’re structurally sound again.
Choose your country and a name for your city. You will then need to work to build your city from the ground up.
You get to name your Electrocity, and then your sleepy little town will need lots of help to build it. It’s up to you to make all of the decisions about building using different sources of energy.
You have the choice of building a busy city, a castle, or a snowy winter town. Once you choose your city, you then begin constructing everything needed for people to live in it.
The people on your island need help reconstructing their island village. Use the map to explore the island, and gather the resources you need to build structures.