I'm here to tell you that that's a lie, and I have proof.
Be sure to click the video above to see how educational this game can really be.
When I was 10 years old, I convinced my Mom to buy me some games I'd seen in a local Macintosh magazine. The pickings were slim, so I ended up choosing a random collection of games from a company called LucasArts.
A few months later, my English teacher pulled my Mom aside to talk about something I'd written. "He's using these really large words for a kid his age" she said, like "‘Miasma' and ‘Turgid'. What has he been reading?". My Mom didn't know, so she came home, asked me the same question. I told her that I'd seen them in a video game called Sam & Max Hit the Road. I told her that I'd written them down, looked them up and that I'd like to learn more words. So my Mom went to our local library, picked up a bunch of SAT vocabulary audio tapes and handed them off to me.
I was in fourth grade.
Sam & Max Hit the Road, along with the rest of the Lucasarts games, made me fall in love with words in a way that no book ever had before.
If you don't believe me, the video above is proof of that.