You might have heard the word combination ‘Old School’ many times in your life. If you already know the meaning — great! If not, then let us enlighten you: If people say about someone that he or she is ‘old-school’, they mean that this person has or adheres to old-fashioned values or ways of doing things and/or that they prefer old-fashioned & traditional things. An example: if you love to eat the same dish for decades, people who know you may call you an old-school gourmand. If you love to run a business in only one way, very specifically, without accepting any new ways of running it (especially, when it concerns new technologies), people may call you an old-school businessman. Whether doing things in an old way is good or bad — that’s another thing, which does not have a single answer because particularities always depend on specific circumstances. But in general, saying this expression, people usually put approval in their words, not condemnation. That’s why you usually feel nice when you play free old school games on our website — because they are good.
Also, that expression is dual and another its meaning is connected to the school as an educational facility. So, the ‘old’ school could mean that this or that facility was established many years or even centuries ago. The oldest educational facilities on the planet have more than 1-millennium history (the Al-Azhar University in Egypt, which still works, was established in the year 970). Other similar ones are located in Bologna (est. 1088), Oxford (1096), Salamanca (1134), Paris (1160), Cambridge (1209), and Padua (1222), among many other oldest ones. Although the educational process in these particular universities is not shown among our online old school games playable for free, education per se is present (for instance, in such freely playable old school games as ‘Math Test Challenge’ or ‘Letters Memory Challenge’).