Game Reviews

age 12+
 
Historical strategy with new twist on medieval combat.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 12+
 
Clunky strategy plods along without challenge, fun.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 14+
 
Turn-based strategy explores space colonization, warfare.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Micromanaging play adds little to average strategy title.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Classic evocative space strategy promotes tactical planning.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Cute graphics lessen violence in puzzle-solving game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Complex tower defense game lacks tutorial, online players.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Pokemon drawing app teaches techniques; great instruction.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Micromanaging galactic sim adds frustration, loses tactics.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 13+
 
Historic strategy title has violent battle, few innovations.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
age 14+
 
LEARNING
"Stellar" sci-fi strategy expansion wows fans of the series.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Outstanding painting software can make anyone an artist.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Collaborative drawing tool helps distant families play.
Platforms: Google+
(2012)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Cool animation teaching, but kids' art gets lost in shuffle.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer
(2011)
age 8+
 
Art program uses tablet controller but has learning curve.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
age 13+
 
Real-time strategy, war game is challenging, rewarding.
Platforms: Windows
(2011)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Classic real-time-strategy game now online with great charm.
Platforms: Windows
(2011)
age 9+
 
Decent real-time strategy, different from most LEGO games.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
csm_game
age 6+
 
Lets you use Wii to make art, but there's a learning curve.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Thorough, fun lessons will genuinely help your art.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)

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