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Spore Game Poster Image
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age 11+
This exceptional evolution sim is a masterpiece.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2008)
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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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Bastion Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Fun action RPG has mild violence and a memorable narrator.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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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: Brave New World Game Poster Image
age 11+
Brilliant expansion makes Civ V more edifying than ever.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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Sokobond Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Clever game elegantly fuses puzzles with chemistry.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! Game Poster Image
age 11+
Environmental-issues sim teaches real-world solutions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Game Poster Image
age 11+
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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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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The Witness Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Brilliant puzzle game is challenging but deeply rewarding.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Game Poster Image
age 11+
Amazing world simulation can teach players about history.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Game Poster Image
age 11+
Major expansion improves already fantastic world simulator.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2019)
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Wizard 101 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Magical adventure where kids learn to become wizards.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
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Just Dance: Greatest Hits Game Poster Image
age 11+
Fun collection of dance songs from previous games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Planet Crashers Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Enjoyable role-playing game encourages the use of strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(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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Papo & Yo Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Dramatic and affecting puzzler about alcoholism and abuse.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
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Just Dance 4 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Popular dancing game continues to entertain with new music.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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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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Trine 2 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Gorgeous sidescroller with some violence, tough platforming.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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