Video games can teach us a lot of things if we care to listen. Learning and developing are part of being a human being, so why not learn while you're doing something you love? Games like Assassin's Creed or the Civilization series can teach you about different periods in history. Whatever interests you, find a game that'll help you learn.
For example, I am incredibly excited about Kingdom Come: Deliverance, and because of this, I decided to look deeper into medieval Bohemia. Games can inspire us in many ways, and learning is certainly one of them.