Parents' Guide to

The Infinite Arcade by Tinybop

By Emily Pohlonski, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Design, play, and improve your own arcade games.

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More than simple arcade fun, this game creator is a powerful learning tool because kids define problems, develop possible solutions, test the game, and then come back to make improvements. Each child is empowered by being able to make a lot of choices, and they can build a collection of the games to manage. While kids could hand the device off to a friend to play, the game would be improved by providing ways for kids to digitally share and play each other's games. Also, for kids who are less comfortable playing around until they figure things out, the written instructions might be too complicated since they're written in several languages with lots of text and small print. Since they can input their own win/loss messages, it's a good opportunity to remind kids that good sportsmanship is important online, too, and positive messages are best.

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