A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Imagine Resort Owner is a simulation game that focuses on managing an island resort. As such, players will need to be able to focus on multiple tasks at the same time, understand the basics of running a business, and be able to accomplish tasks quickly. The game has no objectionable content, but it can become difficult to manage all the routine operations involved making it best played by tweens and teens. There are island-themed mini-games on the side that take away from the monotony of the day-to-day resort tasks, but the fundamental part of the game does require strategy and quick reflexes.
What's it about?
IMAGINE RESORT OWNER is about a young, capable entrepreneur who opens up a resort hotel on a tropical island and works to build it up to become the most extravagant vacation destination possible. The game has only a light storyline to introduce players to the new resort, but beyond that it is really more of an interactive, open-ended experience. Players earn money by attracting guests, ensuring they have a good time, and upgrading the resort to make it even more enticing. The goal of the game is to do a consistently good job at managing time and organizing tasks to earn recognition as a 4-star resort owner.
Is it any good?
Imagine Resort Owner is a good game for anyone with a young, budding spirit for business. It takes the key concepts of running a successful business - time management, resource management, and customer satisfaction - and bundles it into an intuitive, fun game. The concept may be a bit difficult for very young players to understand, but its difficulty should not be a deterrent for any gamer who has the ability to solve puzzles and multi-task. Because the core concept of the game revolves around mastering and organizing a specific process, it may seem monotonous to some at times, but it tries to eliminate this problem by introducing new challenges and mini-games along the way. It is a fun, casual game that encourages players to think and do something productive.
Talk to your kids about ...
Parents can talk about whether or not games can teaches real-world business skills. What did this game teach you about running a business?
What are some other issues that hotel or resort owners need to be prepared for?
If you owned your own business, how would you take care of it on a daily basis?
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