Game Reviews

The Political Machine 2016 Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Easy-to-play, fun-to-learn presidential campaign sim.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
Tharsis Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Challenging, complex survival dice game is hard but fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
Massive Chalice Game Poster Image
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age 14+
LEARNING
Epic game of tactics that spans (and spawns) generations.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
Sym Game Poster Image
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Sym
age 10+
LEARNING
Clever puzzler addresses social anxiety disorder.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Monopoly Family Fun Pack Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun version of the iconic board game -- with extra modes.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2014)
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee -- New 'n' Tasty Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Smart, tough remake of classic, message-driven platformer.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
The Banner Saga Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Great strategy game with rich fantasy mythology.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Total War: Rome II Game Poster Image
age 14+
LEARNING
Compelling war strategy game combines brains with brawn.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
Plants vs. Zombies Adventures Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Campy zombie game adds new twists, more waiting.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
History: Legends of War: Patton Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
World War II simulation focuses on history, strategy.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
The Political Machine 2012 Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Kids experience civics by building a dream candidate.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Fab expansion to historical sim adds religion to the mix.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
The Oregon Trail Game Poster Image
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age 9+
LEARNING
Classic history game now fun on Wii and 3DS.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Sid Meier's Civilization V Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Excellent strategy game is educational and accessible.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
Play Catan Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Digital remake of brilliant board game best for Catan vets.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)