This question keeps coming up. Here’s a handy table to help.
Note: This image is not to be posted anywhere or re-used without my written permission.
Citation: Becker, K. (Feb 3, 2018). What’s the difference between serious games, educational games, and game-based learning? Retrieved from https://wp.me/p4Hsb6-1KS
(You are free to disagree with me, just don’t present this table as yours).
Addendum 2021: A newer version of this chart has been peer-reviewed and published on academia.edu.
Citation: Becker, K. (2021). What’s the difference between gamifcation, serious games, educational games,and game-based learning? Academia Letters, Article 209. https://doi.org/10.20935/AL209