Game Reviews

age 3+
LEARNING
Popular pups teach math along with community responsibility.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2015)
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age 5+
LEARNING
Rich village simulation teaches core-standards math.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 11+
LEARNING
Thought-provoking game tackles plight of Mexican migrants.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 11+
LEARNING
Environmental-issues sim teaches real-world solutions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 4+
LEARNING
Cutesy hair-bow games teach basic math skills.
Platforms: InnoTab, InnoTab 2
(2013)
age 5+
LEARNING
Charming game models conflict resolution for young kids.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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age 6+
LEARNING
Mini-games based on collectible toys are marketing ploys.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
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age 12+
LEARNING
Decision-making sim shows that choices have shades of gray.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2012)
age 10+
LEARNING
Riveting sim where your choices decide fate of teen slave.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
age 9+
LEARNING
Civics game about running a country in global economy.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
age 3+
LEARNING
Good pet sim with lots of Nick characters.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 4+
LEARNING
Engaging and funny interactive adventures are pure joy.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
age 10+
LEARNING
First-person history adventure asks kids to choose sides.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
age 8+
LEARNING
Amusing and informative fable teaches Internet safety.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
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age 12+
LEARNING
Legislative sim in the iCivics series lacks engagement.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
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age 10+
LEARNING
Innovative game creator is powerful but hard to learn.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
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age 12+
LEARNING
Quality courtroom sim uses real cases to teach argument.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2009)
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun game with strong heroine delivers an eco message.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
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age 12+
LEARNING
Natural disasters become less scary in sim games.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2007)