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    Starting a lunchtime games club - LAN game suggestions wanted

    Morning all,

    I'm starting a lunch time games club for students at my school.

    I was wondering what LAN playable games you would suggest? Preferably non violent (although we did play Unreal Tournament at my last place of employment).

    I look forward to your suggestions.

    Thanks

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    OpenArena and turn the blood off. Though it is violent, though you can get Nerf arena for free!

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    Minecraft (offers cheap educational licences)
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    Our kids are hell-bent on Minecraft at the moment. I've been blocking all I can, but discovered http://minecraftedu.com/ so I'm considering getting a staff/sixth former to set up and allow controlled access.

    One year 8 student is aghast that I've blocked his server that he's setup on a paid host out of his own pocket for a school club he reckons he's setting up.

    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by howartp View Post
    One year 8 student is aghast that I've blocked his server that he's setup on a paid host out of his own pocket for a school club he reckons he's setting up.
    Ah, I see the "rules don't apply if you throw money at them" attitude is starting young there!

    Another vote here for Minecraft.

    I'd also throw out Worms Armageddon as an option (newer Worms games won't allow LAN play). OK, it's violent, but in a cartoony way; the game is only rated PEGI 7

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    Thanks guys, ideally I'm looking for non violent to avoid parent concerns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IT_Man_Dan View Post
    Thanks guys, ideally I'm looking for non violent to avoid parent concerns.
    Is there some version of trackmania that's free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikaso View Post
    Is there some version of trackmania that's free?
    TM Nations, I believe - Used to play it here )

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    Trackmania rocks, but it doesn't play well with certain profile setups - you may need a generic time-locked games account for the students to run it.

    Once you start on playing custom tracks, it just gets better - clients will download the tracks they don't have from any other host so it's easy to share.

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    Cool, I'll look at TrackMania, actually I used to play that a while back and remember it being good.

    I'm also looking at a game called 'world of padman' which is similar to Quake but more cartoon like (age appropriate). At the moment though I can't get it to install as it saya the download is corrupt :-(

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    How about a game of Global Thermonuclear War?
    Last edited by Gatt; 23rd January 2014 at 01:46 PM.

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