Game Reviews

Art Academy: Home Studio Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Excellent teaching tool for aspiring artists.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
Pokemon Art Academy Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Pokemon drawing app teaches techniques; great instruction.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
Funky Barn Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 7+
LEARNING
Time-management game provides fun but limited experience.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Outstanding painting software can make anyone an artist.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
iCarly: Groovy Foodie! Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Fun time-management game, even if you aren't TV show fans.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
Scoot & Doodle Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 13+
LEARNING
Collaborative drawing tool helps distant families play.
Platforms: Google+
(2012)
Disney Animation Artist: Mickey & Friends Game Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
Cool animation teaching, but kids' art gets lost in shuffle.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2011)
Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Feels more like a game than a cooking sim, with nice menu.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
uDraw Studio: Instant Artist Game Poster Image
age 8+
Art program uses tablet controller but has learning curve.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
Monster World Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 13+
LEARNING
Cute monster-themed farming game on Google+ is a bit slow.
Platforms: Google+
(2011)
Fashion Forward Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
Family-friendly time-management game with positive messages.
Platforms: Windows
(2011)
uDraw Studio Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 6+
Lets you use Wii to make art, but there's a learning curve.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
Crafting Mama Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 6+
LEARNING
Create quirky projects in fun time-management sim.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Art Academy Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Thorough, fun lessons will genuinely help your art.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Let's Paint! Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 4+
Virtual art game doesn't deliver what it promises.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
Sushi Go-Round Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
Good strategy game with questionable use of alcohol.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Diner Dash 5: Boom! Game Poster Image
age 9+
New classic beat-the-clock game, now connected to Facebook.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
Fast Food Panic Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 9+
Pace might be too fast for some in this cooking game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Cooking Mama 3: Chop & Shop Game Poster Image
age 8+
Cooking sim still fun, with new modes and 80 new recipes.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
Gardening Mama Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
Offshoot of Cooking Mama, with plants.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)

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