Parents' Guide to

Farm Blitz

By Marc Lesser, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Managing the farm makes financial literacy fun.

Game Mac , Windows 2010
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Players who approach Farm Blitz with reasonable expectations for a free financial-literacy game will be thrilled to find solid graphics, an engaging narrative, and smart interplay between catchy mechanics and well-supported learning objectives. Even the game's villains are cleverly tied in. As players tend the farm, bunny rabbits slowly populate a pen next to the crop. Each one represents debt that acquires interest over time. When too many rabbits crowd the pen, they begin digging holes and gobbling up the crop. Who knew bunnies could feel so evil?

In-game supports are generally well done, mixing mouseover tips for financial terms like net worth with narrated guide-on-the-side interjections at well-timed intervals, though important information occasionally moves by at a speed that's a bit too fast to process. A few details are unclear, like why players need a loan each time they buy seeds, but any shortcuts in the narrative are made up for with clear messaging when it's most necessary.

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