Game Reviews

age 10+
LEARNING
Easy to play, fun to learn presidential campaign sim.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
age 10+
Mystery adaptation tests deductive skills but is too brief.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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age 10+
Tricky controls, high difficulty mar unique defense game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
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age 10+
Fun strategy for all ages lets players create, manage town.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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age 10+
Tense, high-stakes spy thriller tests player skills.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 10+
LEARNING
Accessible, action-heavy space strategy with mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
Cutesy but difficult pixelated take on prison escapes.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
age 10+
Retro graphics hide a deceptively challenging, fun game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Terrific strategic tower defense game has mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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age 10+
City building gets a new lease on life on a distant planet.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 10+
LEARNING
Compelling mix of popular online world and card gameplay.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2014)
age 10+
Formulaic platformer game has retro visual style.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun and colorful strategy/puzzle game is a Wii U must-have.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
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age 10+
Bloodless war game can be exciting, boring at same time.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 10+
LEARNING
Less violent version of movie-based game uses strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 10+
Keep the undead at bay the organic way in this fun title.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 10+
Fun puzzler may be too challenging for younger fans.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 10+
Good strategy game with questionable use of alcohol.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
Puzzles meet strategy in fun fantasy for older kids.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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age 10+
LEARNING
Digital remake of brilliant board game best for Catan vets.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)

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