Game Reviews

age 12+
LEARNING
Captivating puzzle game makes doing brainteasers a blast.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 12+
LEARNING
Superb puzzler is a smart treat for kids and their parents.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
age 12+
LEARNING
Solve brainteasers to get clues to crack mystery.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2008)
age 12+
LEARNING
Wacky fairytale biz sim lets kids conjure riches.
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
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age 12+
LEARNING
Decision-making sim shows that choices have shades of gray.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2012)
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age 12+
LEARNING
Natural disasters become less scary in sim games.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2007)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Addictive, globe-trotting guessing game gets kids thinking.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Quality courtroom sim uses real cases to teach argument.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2009)
age 12+
LEARNING
Clever nonviolent puzzle crossover is fun, smart play.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 12+
LEARNING
Gravity-powered astronomy game fun, teaches physics.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 12+
LEARNING
Strategic naval war game promotes teamwork, competition.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Tank game promotes teamwork, competition, in-game extras.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2011)
age 12+
LEARNING
Epic fantasy MMO expansion vastly improves gameplay, story.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 12+
LEARNING
Thrilling, violent end to the StarCraft II strategy series.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Exciting motorbike races with create-your-own tracks option.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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age 12+
LEARNING
Free county sim teaches civics via wacky citizen requests.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Tough, fresh strategy game is like Civilization in space.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
age 12+
LEARNING
Historical adventure explores prehistoric art and culture.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
In-development programming game can frustrate or fascinate.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)

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