Game Reviews

Into the Breach Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Deceptively complex strategy game vs. bugs rewards failure.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2018)
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Warhammer: Arcane Magic Game Poster Image
age 11+
Not-so-magical combat card game is all show, no substance.
Platforms: Mac, 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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Xenonauts Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Sci-fi adventure tale with some twists and a few problems.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
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Space Run Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Tower-defense game has refreshing strategy elements.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Anomaly Defenders Game Poster Image
age 11+
Traditional tower defense gets some engaging twists.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
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FTL: Faster Than Light Game Poster Image
age 11+
Innovative space strategy game rewards thoughtful play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(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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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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Sid Meier's Civilization V Game Poster Image
age 11+
Excellent strategy game is educational and accessible.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
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Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization Game Poster Image
age 11+
A brainy twist on the Civilization formula.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
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The Political Machine 2008 Game Poster Image
age 11+
Choose your candidate and see if you win.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2008)
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Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Game Poster Image
age 11+
Fantasy strategy game more mature than it looks.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2007)
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Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions Game Poster Image
age 11+
Deep, rich, and challenging role-playing game.
Platforms: PSP
(2007)
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Civilization 4 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Strategy game for tweens & up spans world history.
Platforms: Windows
(2006)
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