If you have children who need a little extra motivation to do chores and homework, this site may be a good way to turn those activities into a game:
It's like a roll playing game with the parent in-charge. The parent decides what hidden obstacles the child's character might encounter and how many points are needed to win a prize. The child chooses a fantasy character, gives them a name, and records the chores they've done.
Here are a few samples of the characters from which a player may choose:
This was most effective here, when I had all three children with me, because then they became competitive about who was doing more of the work.
The program has a choice between using a list of pre-programmed chores or creating your own list. I prefer the option where the parent types in all of the chores, because this can be used to encourage individual school subjects or even good manners and hygiene.