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Planet Zoo Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Deep, attractive, fun zoo sim with some tech issues.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
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Ghost Parade Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Colorful adventure is haunted by poor design and controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Enchanted Kingdom Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Nature docu discovers beauty in remote corners of Africa.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Trove Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Free-to-play adventure fosters creativity, lacks guidance.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Hollow Knight Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Homage to classic hard-action games provides deep challenge.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2017)
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Samorost 3 App Poster Image
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age 10+
Eerie world, tricky puzzles in unique adventure.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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MilitAnt Game Poster Image
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age 12+
This "buggy" arcade shooter is an exterminator's dream.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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Don't Starve: Pocket Edition App Poster Image
age 10+
Morbidly fun survival game with fighting, hallucinations.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Plague Inc: Evolved Game Poster Image
age 12+
Spread a virus, kill the human race in this strategy game.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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The Bug Butcher Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Retro-style shooter versus space bugs is just too short.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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The Nest Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant sick-sibling tale blurs lines of real and imagined.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2015)
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Son of Nor Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Innovative puzzles, play limited by stale fights, glitches.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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SciStarter Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Citizen-science database has clunky search, info concerns.
URL: http://scistarter.com
(2015)
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Antboy: Revenge of the Red Fury Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Iffy humor, bullying in Danish superhero sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Flyhunter Origins Game Poster Image
age 10+
Sidescrolling bug platformer oozes mild cartoonish violence.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
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Antboy Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Some iffy humor in quirky Danish tween superhero movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Mech Mice Tactics Game Poster Image
age 12+
Fun fantasy strategy game for kids is combat-heavy.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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Scribblenauts Unmasked - A DC Comics Adventure Game Poster Image
age 10+
Imaginative puzzling fuses with comic book characters.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2013)
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Rayman Legends Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful, frantic side-scroller with cartoony violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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The Thing About Luck Book Poster Image
age 10+
Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2013)
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