Game Reviews

The Talos Principle Game Poster Image
age 10+
Tech-focused sci-fi puzzler challenges, makes players think.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
Sid Meier's Starships Game Poster Image
age 10+
Accessible, action-heavy space strategy with mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure Game Poster Image
age 10+
Well-tuned adventure has charming characters and fun combat.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
Yo-Kai Watch Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun happy-"ghost"-lucky game helps kids deal with emotions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
The Political Machine 2016 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Easy-to-play, fun-to-learn presidential campaign sim.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
Fantasy Life Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
Hidden Expedition Smithsonian: Hope Diamond Game Poster Image
age 10+
Frustration-free hidden object adventure offers ample hints.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Game Poster Image
age 10+
Magical "old school" adventure has heady puzzles and combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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)
Crazy Plant Shop Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Plant-shop sim slyly gets kids to learn and apply genetics.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey Game Poster Image
age 10+
History adventure challenges kids to make difficult choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fantastic mystery set in Scotland has terrorist theme.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Build-a-lot Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Accessible building sim both challenging and fun.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
Style Savvy Game Poster Image
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age 10+
In-depth fashion game is also a good business simulation.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
National Geographic Challenge Game Poster Image
age 10+
Game show/board game is a blast -- but questions are tough!
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
Mission US: Flight to Freedom Game Poster Image
age 10+
Riveting sim where your choices decide fate of teen slave.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
Mission US: For Crown or Colony? Game Poster Image
age 10+
First-person history adventure asks kids to choose sides.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fab mystery lets you explore ancient Egyptian ruins.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall Game Poster Image
age 10+
Great haunted house mystery with challenging puzzles.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
SimCity Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)

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