What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Monkey Tales: The Museum of Anything is an edutainment game that integrates typical 3rd grade math skills into the gameplay. This is the third in a series of edutainment games from Europe that has been redesigned for the US to follow both the Common Core Standards as well as the DoDEA (Department of Defense Education Activity) standards. The game is not meant to instruct but to reinforce lessons learned in school in a fun and challenging manner with logic puzzles and math mini-games. The game does have a slight bit of scariness when things in the museum come to life and when kids misjudge and get zapped by a laser. Their character is fried to ash but immediately reforms at the last save spot.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
Thinking & Reasoning
- solving puzzles
Engagement, Approach, Support
Tasked with defeating a huge dinosaur that has taken over a museum, kids jump right into this adventure and start using math and logic to defeat the creature. It's exciting, varied, and fun.
Kids learn by selecting correct math answers in mini-games that involve catching numbers or blasting them while avoiding drops of ooze and other hazards.
The ability to get a "do-over" while navigating mazes allows kids to learn by trial and error. The game automatically adjusts as kids play and comes with plenty of tutorials.
What's it about?
In MONKEY TALES: THE MUSEUM OF ANYTHING, a museum has been taken over by Carmen Pranquill, a huge dinosaur skeleton. No one dares enter the building because Prnaquill has turned the museum rooms and floors into giant traps. Kids must navigate through the traps and defeat the monster with logic and math.
Is it any good?
Monkey Tales: The Museum of Anything is an exciting adventure game that integrates math mini-games and logic puzzles into the gameplay. The game rewards kids for solving puzzles in a swift manner. The great thing about this game is that it has an algorithm that gages kids math level as they play the games and adjusts each mini-game for their math skills, so they can progress without being overly stressed by games they cannot win. The games have fun themes like shooting at targets and flying spaceships to gather numbers to solve an equation.
The logic puzzles require kids to block and deflect lasers and push floating blocks into waterways to create safe paths. Kids must also jump on moving platforms to get where they need to go. The game encourages exploration by trial-and-error by providing a way to reset each room you enter for a do-over. Only the math mini-games are timed, and they can all be replayed from the game menu.