Game Reviews

age 8+
 
LEARNING
Safe but mediocre puzzler maintains the series' status quo.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Tech-focused sci-fi puzzler challenges, makes players think.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
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age 14+
 
LEARNING
Defeat enemies with your newly learned programming skills.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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age 7+
 
LEARNING
Tetris-like puzzler is great for kids of varying ability.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Play the role of a news producer in ESPN-like broadcast sim.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 5+
 
LEARNING
This smart cat engages kids in math to help her friends.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2013)
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Charming game models conflict resolution for young kids.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Playful brain workout provides social media bragging rights.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Simple platform puzzler lets kids play with animal stars.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Good pet sim with lots of Nick characters.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Health and fitness are the focus in this cute, active game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Cute story and animation surround educational mini-games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
First-person history adventure asks kids to choose sides.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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age 5+
 
LEARNING
Strong educational content; decent entertainment value.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
DSi-only download game focuses on language and drawing.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Innovative game creator is powerful but hard to learn.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)