Game Reviews

Monkey Tales: The Valley of the Jackal Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Exciting adventure that incorporates 6th grade math.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Fab expansion to historical sim adds religion to the mix.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Environmental-issues sim teaches real-world solutions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Spore Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
This exceptional evolution sim is a masterpiece.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2008)
Storm Seekers Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Sharp forecasting game shows how weather patterns work.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Cell Command Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Deep science game teaches cell functionality via immersion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
The Migrant Trail Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Thought-provoking game tackles plight of Mexican migrants.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Papo & Yo Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Dramatic and affecting puzzler about alcoholism and abuse.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
Branches of Power Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Creative simulation teaches kids the legislative process.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2010)
Executive Command Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Quick, feel-good tour of the presidency.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2010)
FTL: Faster Than Light Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Innovative space strategy game rewards thoughtful play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
flOw Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Beautifu, unique game about microorganism survival.
Platforms: Mac, PSP, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2006)
Immigration Nation Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Fast-paced matching game helps kids understand immigration.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2011)
Planet Mechanic Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Brief science sim lets kids play with a planet's properties.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Sokobond Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Clever game elegantly fuses puzzles with chemistry.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Hotel Heat Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Keep hotel guests happy with heat transfer.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Molecubes Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Molecular puzzler is smart but a bit bland.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Oceanic expansion makes sci-fi world simulation even better.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Trine 2 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Gorgeous sidescroller with some violence, tough platforming.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Windows, Mac
(2011)

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