Game Reviews

csm_game
age 8+
Basic city builder won't keep attention of simulation pros.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun version of the iconic board game -- with extra modes.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Strange but fun game mixes aquatic tactics and role-playing.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
age 8+
LEARNING
Gardening sim is cute but doesn't dig deep enough.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
Quirky sim engages kids in a virtual doll soap opera.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 8+
LEARNING
Simple horse sim good for younger fans.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Not a nosedive, but this game still stalls over mediocrity.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
age 8+
LEARNING
Sim game challenges kids to build an eco-friendly city.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Silly farm sim with wacky machines and uncommon controls.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun sim game lets girls care for and train their own horse.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
age 8+
Enjoyable flying adventure shows off the graphics of 3DS.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 8+
Game fails to capture what's good about the show.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 8+
Goofy penguins star in a very smart strategy puzzler.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
Mix of medicine and mysticism in an enjoyable animal sim.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
age 8+
Toy-and-cartoon spinoff provides surprisingly brainy fun.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
Great chess instructor, but a demanding opponent.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 8+
Elephant care is fun, but mini-games are totally unrelated.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 8+
Kids get thrills and fire safety lessons at the same time.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 8+
Toddler simulator is genuine, polished, even educational.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 8+
Spectacular virtual zoo lets kids get creative with animals.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2009)

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