Parents' Guide to


By Chad Sansing, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

2-D physics sandbox fosters awesome inventions.

Game Mac , Windows 2009
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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+


it also works in iOS but not Android so 3/5

This title has:

Easy to play/use

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (7 ):

Algodoo is a great entry point for learning physics. Because it's a two-dimensional sandbox, it's a much more welcoming experience than something like the popular three-dimensional physics puzzler Garry's Mod. It's easy to see how objects attach to each other or interact with one another in two dimensions as compared to three. Thorough tutorials help kids master the basics, and the Algobox community features plenty of projects from which to draw inspiration for more advanced work. The "lessons" section offers tutorials that teach discrete, specific topics in physics. Algodoo is like a Scratch for physics; it starts where kids are but can spiral up in complexity as they learn.

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