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Rise of the Guardians Game Poster Image
age 11+
Santa wields sword in combat-heavy, RPG-like action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(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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Immigration Nation Game Poster Image
age 11+
Fast-paced matching game helps kids understand immigration.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2011)
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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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The Migrant Trail Game Poster Image
age 11+
Thought-provoking game tackles plight of Mexican migrants.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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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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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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Fairy Godmother Tycoon Game Poster Image
age 12+
Wacky fairytale biz sim lets kids conjure riches.
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
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Endless Space Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Tough, fresh strategy game is like Civilization in space.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
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Echo: Secret of the Lost Cavern Game Poster Image
age 12+
Historical adventure explores prehistoric art and culture.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
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Gazillionaire! Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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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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Stop Disasters! Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Natural disasters become less scary in sim games.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2007)
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Argument Wars Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Quality courtroom sim uses real cases to teach argument.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2009)
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Law Craft Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Legislative sim in the iCivics series lacks engagement.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
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The Sims 4 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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World of Tanks Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Tank game promotes teamwork, competition, in-game extras.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2011)
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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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