Parents' Guide to

The Time Tribe

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Slow-paced adventure introduces players to history.

Game Mac , Windows 2013
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The Time Tribe packs in a lot of important historical information, and does a great job of making players think, evaluate themselves, and recognize that the world was not always the same as it is now and, in some parts of the planet, there are still problems. It does this all in the context of an enjoyable video game experience, but due to the sheer amount of content, exploration, and reading material that players must sift through in order to advance the story, it can become slow-paced and even a bit tedious at times.

That is always the trade-off with games that attempt to present strong messages or educational content, and it is the rare exception when any game can pull it off seamlessly. The Time Tribe does not do a perfect job of melding pure fun with insightful and important content, but it still does a pretty good job.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Mac , Windows
  • Subjects: Social Studies : cultural understanding, exploration, history
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : analyzing evidence, asking questions, investigation, Emotional Development : empathy, moving beyond obstacles, self-awareness
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Release date: February 18, 2013
  • Genre: Adventure
  • ESRB rating: NR
  • Last updated: May 9, 2021

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