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VTech InnoTab Software - Disney Planes Game Poster Image
age 4+
Feel-good flight training with real-world skills.
Platforms: InnoTab, InnoTab 2
(2013)
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A Sailor's Life for Me Game Poster Image
age 7+
Informative history title is more text than game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
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Poptropica Adventures Game Poster Image
age 7+
Popular virtual world now on handheld; has good role models.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
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The Smurfs 2 Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Cute cartoon side-scroller, but only for young fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math: The Lady Liberty Larceny Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, low-budget, educational gumshoeing adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
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Marie Antoinette & The Independence War Game Poster Image
age 8+
Historical game lets kids play with famous leaders.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
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Disney Planes Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Not a nosedive, but this game still stalls over mediocrity.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
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The Last Tinker: City of Colors Game Poster Image
age 8+
Provocative third-person adventure fights bigotry, hatred.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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The Path of Motus Game Poster Image
age 8+
Adventure tackles bullying with positivity and mild combat.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math: The Great Gateway Grab Game Poster Image
age 9+
Short, fun game has kids practicing fractions and symmetry.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
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Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fab mystery lets you explore ancient Egyptian ruins.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Game Poster Image
age 10+
Magical "old school" adventure has heady puzzles and combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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The Talos Principle Game Poster Image
age 10+
Tech-focused sci-fi puzzler challenges, makes players think.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure Game Poster Image
age 10+
Well-tuned adventure has charming characters and fun combat.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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Yo-Kai Watch Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun happy-"ghost"-lucky game helps kids deal with emotions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI (Switch) Game Poster Image
age 10+
Educational world simulator is a perfect fit for Switch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Gold medal performance from two video game icons.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey Game Poster Image
age 10+
History adventure challenges kids to make difficult choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Quandary Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Decision-making sim shows that choices have shades of gray.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Game Poster Image
age 12+
Epic fantasy MMO expansion vastly improves gameplay, story.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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