https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

What if Duolingo added games

So there could be many types of games. Like a word search, crossword puzzles, scrabble, word races, etc.! The games would be in the language you are trying to learn!! There could be a leaderboard and stuff. I think it would be a fun way to practice learning our new languages! If you agree, up Vote.

Let's try to get to 150! We are so close!!

BTW Thanks for the lingots. I did not expect it but I really appreciate it!!

December 23, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/LeIouch

Yo dawg, I heard you like games, so we put some games in your game so you can game while you game.

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

-_-

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LeIouch

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

December 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/GermanCheetah

?

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RoseDG1
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https://www.duolingo.com/GermanCheetah

oh, thanks.

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SebastiaanElen
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Using games for learning stuf is a very effective and fun way, it also keeps people motivated. People lift it up then doulingo will see this!

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

That is great!!

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/GermanCheetah

yes. i hope they do add games in the shop.

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/zakblak

If you are motivated enough you can make this happen on your own. There are many vocabulary study sites, including quizlet (which you may already be able to find duolingo vocab on) and study stack.

As you most likely already know, quizlet has games such as matching and space race, study stack has a wider variety including matching, hangman, crossword, unscramble, and "targets".

Once again, the issue here is you would have to enter the vocab on your own and it would not be accessible through the duolingo interface.

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/OneAndOnlyJosh

Games? Duolingo is already addicting!!!!

Just gave you 100 some lingots. Since that would be the currency required by the games.

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

Omg thank you so much!!! Wow! Thank you!!

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bURieDintHEurL

I gave u 20

May 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

Thank you too!!

May 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete
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It sounds a great idea but has Duo the programming resources to spare to implement such a program and where would it fit into the existing tree structure?

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/GermanCheetah

what tree structure? maybe you would pay lingots to get the games for a limited time.

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bURieDintHEurL

I think that would need more code

May 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/bURieDintHEurL

I know a little JS and Css and Ruby

May 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Shadowmere360
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Maybe you could buy a crossword mode with lingots, and you could turn it on and off on the lingot store. Then, say if its a crossword, you have to find the words that appear in the lesson when you click on it.

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

What is this tree thing? I keep hearing about it but I don't know what it is.

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/-Katrina.-
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The tree is the collection of all the skills and lessons (like Basics, Food, Present Tense, etc.). It used to look like a tree in the old version of Duolingo, and the name stuck.

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

Ohhh lol cool story

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Pcoco_priest

Can you please lend me a lingot so i can get a bonus skill?

December 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

How many?

December 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JessePaedia
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Maybe duolingo could get users to buy games using lingots, or have to pay each time you play a game using lingots.

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/GermanCheetah

yes, and if they win, they earn lingots.

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sgt.Hammer
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Gambling? Cool!

But I bet you 5 lingots they won't do it within a year. 8)

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/GermanCheetah

i don't bet.

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SuperSquashMann
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It could totally fit in as something that could be purchased with Lingots

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Xefjord

It would be difficult to add games. It would definitely take up programming capacity. However, I feel like Duolingo would be all the better if it did have games, especially a word search that uses words from the lesson. I used to think Word search would not be effective for all languages, because languages like Hindi and Japanese would not fit well into word search, but I downloaded an app on my phone that had those two languages as options and word search works just fine for those languages.

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/paulguk
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This is a good idea but I'm surprised that no one starts word games in Discussion. I'm not sure that my French is up to this but I have seen games in other forums (not language related) where maybe someone starts with a sentence and then someone else continues. Or start with a word related to a theme (I've seen names but that doesn't really help with language) and the next person writes another word starting with the last letter. I wonder if some creative person could come up with something like this. I personally think that the instructions should be in the target language rather than English.

Just to add, how about a word association game in French?

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

That is a really cool idea!! You should start one! I would join but I don't know any French. Lol

December 23, 2015

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That would be great- make it fun and we would learn more!

December 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Pcoco_priest

can someone lend me some of the lingots please? i am doing a double or nothing and i want to get Italian proverbs

December 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

I'll give you 10 for now. Let me know if you need more

December 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Pcoco_priest

thanks!! I don't need any. Proof that its working: Chi non lavora non mangia(who doesn't work doesnt eat)

January 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

Of course! How many do you need?

December 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Nice idea!!! It's called upvotes, by the way :)

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

Thanks. Thanks again ;)

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Moonshooter64
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Great Idea!! I support you fully! Have 15 lingots! Marry Christmas!

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Merry Christmas to you too! You are super generous! Thank you!

December 24, 2015

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No prob. Heres 50 more :) enjoy! keep practicing!

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

Omg thx! Once I reach level 8 in Italian, I plan to start French. Would you be willing to help me since you are already learning?

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Moonshooter64
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I hope so!

December 24, 2015

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Good Luck!

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Pcoco_priest

I actually am having trouble in Italian

December 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

I am on a lower level than you but maybe I can try to help if you need Or were you talking to Moonshooter64?

December 30, 2015

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I can certainly see this being popular, to say the least. But it would be an awful lot of work to make it happen and it seems like a lot to expect from a free site. I personally am glad to have everything it gives us already for free.

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

Definitely

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

I think that Duolingo is AMAZING for helping us all achieve our goals in learning new languages!! They do it for free too! Thanks for reminding us how great Duolingo is!!

December 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/annie975

That would be great! I know there're two games on Quizlet. Maybe they're not very exciting but this might be helpful for some people... ;)

December 25, 2015

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Heck! I'll play "duck, duck, goose." Bring on the games!

November 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicMax101

OMG

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Matt_R_Duolingo

Good idea. I would like that to happen

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

Thanks

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/GermanCheetah

yes, maybe races that when you got a word right you would move up when you got it wrong you would go backwards.

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

Oh yeah that is a good idea!!

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/GermanCheetah

thx.

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

I added it to the title for you ;)

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/GermanCheetah

thanks sooooooooo much!

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

Haha no prob!

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

By the way... Just wondering, is French hard?

December 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/riceislyfe

THAT Wold be awesomw

December 23, 2015

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Great idea!

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

Thanks

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bURieDintHEurL
<h1>YEA</h1>
December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bURieDintHEurL
<h1>!!YEA!!</h1>
December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Robloxian_Kitten

I totally agree!

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mimsypuppy

I think games would be a great idea!!! Sounds very motivating and fun!!!

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lingotgiver
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Merry Christmas! Have 100 lingots.

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

OMG WHOA! That did not just happen!! Thank you so much!

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

Wow. Thank you!!

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Shy_Darkness

I definitely agree, we do crosswords and puzzles in my Spanish class, and it definitely helps

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RachelBrouder

YES

December 24, 2015

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Hey, not sure how I didn't notice this thread before :/. Anyhow, I believe the idea's awesome! Totally supporting it :).

May 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

Thanks! :)

May 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Emma.22

here I just gave you 15 lingots

May 28, 2016
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