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Who Was? Adventure

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun biography game drops knowledge on kids.

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Kids who enjoy history, a challenge, and some critical thinking will enjoy the chance to puzzle out correct answers based on context. Who Was? Adventure is certainly an engaging way to teach kids about history and pop culture. Each of the people included has a range of interesting tidbits about their lives. In terms of imperfections, the timing of the bubbles can be a bit strange: Sometimes a question pops up before the bubble appears on screen. It's a brief delay, but kids who are moving quickly might outpace the bubbles. It's also not easy to pair some of the character drawings with what they look like in real life., so kids may find that confusing. But those are small complaints. Kids who love the book series and are interested in biographies will no doubt enjoy this experience. Although it's a timed game (in terms of beating the bubbles before they fill the screen), the pace doesn't feel frenzied by any stretch. Kids have time to read the questions and think for a moment. Ultimately, it's an engaging way to learn a bit about important figures (and supplement the book series).

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