Game Reviews

The Political Machine 2016 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Easy-to-play, fun-to-learn presidential campaign sim.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide Game Poster Image
age 11+
Oceanic expansion makes sci-fi world simulation even better.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Game Poster Image
age 13+
Unusual but fun turn-based strategy game with mild violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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Sid Meier's Starships Game Poster Image
age 10+
Accessible, action-heavy space strategy with mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Monopoly Family Fun Pack Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun version of the iconic board game -- with extra modes.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2014)
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XCOM: Enemy Within Game Poster Image
age 18+
Expansion to a violent and mature strategy sci-fi game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Total War: Rome II Game Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling war strategy game combines brains with brawn.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes Game Poster Image
age 14+
Strategy game mixes tactical combat and hero characters.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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History: Legends of War: Patton Game Poster Image
age 13+
World War II simulation focuses on history, strategy.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Game Poster Image
age 18+
Thrilling sci-fi strategy game with violence and gore.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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The Political Machine 2012 Game Poster Image
age 11+
Kids experience civics by building a dream candidate.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
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Endless Space Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Tough, fresh strategy game is like Civilization in space.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
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Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings Game Poster Image
age 11+
Fab expansion to historical sim adds religion to the mix.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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The Oregon Trail Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Classic history game now fun on Wii and 3DS.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
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Sid Meier's Civilization V Game Poster Image
age 11+
Excellent strategy game is educational and accessible.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
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Play Catan Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Digital remake of brilliant board game best for Catan vets.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
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