There are a plethora of fantastic geographical simulation games that help us learn about geography and how geography plays a role in development. They're fun and educational, too!
Sid Meier's Civilization III is truly addictive. You become leader of a nation and must develop cities, resources, transportation networks, scientific discovery, and military might. If you've played the earlier versions, this one is considerably improved.
The classic simulation game. Create your own city by zoning land, building roads, adding public services, and providing water and electricity. Then watch as your Sims (citizens) move in and demand more services and lower taxes. Truly entertaining and addicting.
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego and Where in the U.S.A. is Carmen Sandiego are two great games that make learning geography fun! Players must solve geographic problems in order to find Carmen as she relocates from place to place.
Build a railroad empire to stretch across the fruited plain or across a foreign continent. Learn about transportation networks and the benefits or hindrance of geography in railroad development. Hours and hours and hours of challenging fun!
This CD from National Geographic includes 2000 questions from the National Geographic Bee. It's fun, fascinating, and educational and will help bee competitors win!
Become the dictator of a minor Caribbean island and see what happens! A different type of simulation game.