Frequently asked questions

  1. Why can't I see any pictures / hear any sounds?
    If you are using German games in a school or college you may find that some materials are being blocked by your institution's IT policy. German games delivers it's learning materials (pictures, sounds and texts) from 2 sub-domains of These sub-domains are:

    If you are using German games at school or college you may need to ask your IT department to unblock these 2 sub-domains in order to see all the pictures / hear all the audio. If you are curious, the reason we put these resources on servers separate from the server is so that we can speed up delivery of our sites materials to your computers.

  2. What is German games?
    German games is a free website for adults and children learning German as a second language. It consists of lessons, games and tests to help learners improve / reinforce their beginner German in a lively and enjoyable way.

  3. What does it cost to use German games?
    German games is free to use for all materials.

  4. How do you use German games?
    German games is very easy to use - you will find help sections on all pages not only telling you how to use the resource on that page, but also giving you some background into how this activity will help with your German learning and retention. Feel free to contact us if you have suggestions for further materials we could include in German games

  5. What German is provided by the resource?
    The German is beginner level, suitable for those starting to learn the language. The language supplied includes a lot of vocabulary plus simple sentences in the first person present tense, plus common phrases.

  6. Who is German games intended to be used by?
    German games was created from a teaching product we developed for primary and secondary pupils (5 to 16 years) but it is suitable and enjoyable for adults learning the language at a beginner level.

  7. Do you do websites for other languages?
    We have language learning websites for:

  8. I am a teacher - do you do any whole class games and activities? has an MFL resource for teaching called Teach German Online which uses many of the same materials as German games. It is free to use, and is designed for whole class teaching in schools and colleges.

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