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Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley Game Poster Image
age 9+
Great farm sim with a few references to grown-up behavior.
Platforms: PSP
(2010)
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Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier Website Poster Image
age 9+
Thought-provoking PBS site weighs Internet's pros and cons.
URL: http://pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/
(2009)
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The Last Airbender (DS) Game Poster Image
age 9+
More kid-friendly -- and better -- than the Wii version.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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NCAA Football 11 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Smart on-field action vaults football sim to head of class.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2010)
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Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar Game Poster Image
age 9+
In-depth farm sim is great entry in popular series.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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NBA 2K11 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Incredible hoops sim that doubles as NBA history lesson.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
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The 39 Clues Madrigal Maze App Poster Image
age 9+
Great maze game that ties into book series and website.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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De Blob 2 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Colorful characters and great gameplay make for a fun ride.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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MLB 11 The Show Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Another stellar season for Sony pro baseball franchise.
Platforms: PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3
(2011)
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Tiger Woods PGA Tour App Poster Image
age 9+
Excellent, realistic golf sim with steep learning curve.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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Monster Tale Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun, imaginative mash-up of action game and pet sim.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
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Build-a-lot App Poster Image
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age 9+
Real estate made entertaining and suspenseful.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
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Trundle HD App Poster Image
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age 9+
Gorgeous graphics in a tough physics challenger.
Devices: iPad
(2010)
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The Little Mermaid and Other Stories by H. C. Andersen App Poster Image
age 9+
Gorgeous interactive tales are darker than Disney versions.
Devices: iPad
(2010)
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Helsing's Fire App Poster Image
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age 9+
Ingenious puzzle game with tongue-in-cheek horror theme.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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Blokus App Poster Image
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age 9+
Fantastic adaptation of a great strategic board game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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Zen Bound 2 Universal App Poster Image
age 9+
Gorgeous and wholly original rope-wrapping puzzle.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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Epic Citadel App Poster Image
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age 9+
Explore a virtual castle and get wowed by the visuals.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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Japanese Alphabet Study Guide App Poster Image
age 9+
All-in-one tool for learning Japanese characters.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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Bit.Trip Beat HD App Poster Image
age 9+
Trippy retro homage to music and Pong.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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