Teach Your Toddler How to Use a Mouse and Computer on Ubuntu Linux with Open Source Games

These games are designed for toddlers (age 1 - 3), but if the child has no experience with a computer/mouse, these learning games are great for children above this age. All the games can go in full-screen mode and all of them have sounds. They only require the mouse to play the games, however, some of them have optional keyboard commands also.

To install, run the following command for Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install pysycache gamine gcompris


PySyCache - Several of the games included with PySyCache are targeted for slightly older kids (ages 4 - 7), but we are focusing on the 'hand' game (from the main menu, click on the hand on the left side). The object of the game is to move the hand over the overlying cover image and wipe it off to reveal the image behind it. The cover image is removed in small blocks that are about the size of the hand. Once completely cleared, a colorful image of a queen pops up for a few seconds, then a new image replaces the last one.

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How to Install 200+ Free and Open Source Games in One Command on Ubuntu 12.04 - 11.10 - 11.04 -10.04

If you are looking for an easy way to install over 200 quality free and open source games in Ubuntu, this is it. I've taken the time to go through the Ubuntu Software Center and pick out some of the best games it has to offer. I tried to only include quality games (yes, I left out the glamorous xBill and Bugsx). I must warn, installing these games will download up to 8GB of data from the Ubuntu repositories and depending on your internet speed, could take over 4 hours to complete. For this reason, I recommend having a reliable internet connection before continuing. To install, run the following command for your release:

Ubuntu 12.04:

Install PIXFrogger in Windows/Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit with Fenix

If you are trying to install PIX Frogger in Ubuntu 32 bit, you should have no problem. If you are trying to install it on Ubuntu 64 bit, however, you will see an error like this:

sudo apt-get install pixfrogger


Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:

 pixfrogger : Depends: fenix but it is not installable

E: Broken packages


To resolve this issue, we will download a 64 bit fenix.deb file and install it.


sudo dpkg -i fenix_0.92a.dfsg1-3ubuntu2_amd64.deb

Now you should be set to install PIX Frogger:

sudo apt-get install pixfrogger

If you want to see the game in action, check it out here:

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