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Build-a-lot Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Accessible building sim both challenging and fun.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
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Fairy Godmother Tycoon Game Poster Image
age 12+
Wacky fairytale biz sim lets kids conjure riches.
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
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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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World of Goo Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Brilliant physics-based puzzler turns player into engineer.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2008)
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Crayon Physics Deluxe Game Poster Image
age 8+
Innovative game combines physics puzzles and drawing.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2009)
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JumpStart 3D Virtual World Game Poster Image
age 4+
Online learning game set in a big open world is a cut above.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
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Wii Fit Plus Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Expanded version has great games and personalized workouts.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
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Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom Game Poster Image
age 4+
Magical preschool adventure is perfect starter game for Wii.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2009)
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Imagine Artist Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Excellent art sim lets players' creative sides flourish.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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The Daring Game for Girls Game Poster Image
age 8+
Great girl-power messages, lots of variety and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii
(2010)
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Lifeboat to Mars Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Free online ecosystem game makes learning biology fun.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
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Max and the Magic Marker Game Poster Image
age 7+
Great physics game with cute story, requires steady hand.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2010)
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Dora's Big Birthday Adventure Game Poster Image
age 4+
Variety and fun in perfect preschool adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2010)
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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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Art Academy Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Thorough, fun lessons will genuinely help your art.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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Gamestar Mechanic Game Poster Image
age 10+
Grand adventure teaches you to design your own games.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
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Math Blaster Online Game Poster Image
age 7+
Exciting-yet-educational games in safe, social world.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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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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The Sims Social Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Mature but lighthearted life sim with new social features.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
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LittleBigPlanet 2: Move Pack Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun motion controls improve an already great creative game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
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