Game Reviews

Argument Wars Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Quality courtroom sim uses real cases to teach argument.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2009)
Crayon Physics Deluxe Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Innovative game combines physics puzzles and drawing.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2009)
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)
Branches of Power Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Creative simulation teaches kids the legislative process.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2010)
Executive Command Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Quick, feel-good tour of the presidency.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2010)
Costume Quest Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Trick-or-treat tale is tasty, mildly violent Halloween fun.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
Minecraft Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Sandbox-style game with open online play fosters creativity.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2011)
Kerbal Space Program Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Rocket-building sim helps determined kids reach the stars.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2011)
Immigration Nation Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Fast-paced matching game helps kids understand immigration.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2011)
Papo & Yo Game Poster Image
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age 11+
LEARNING
Dramatic and affecting puzzler about alcoholism and abuse.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
Quandary Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Decision-making sim shows that choices have shades of gray.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2012)
Mayan Mysteries Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Cartoony learning adventure about ancient Mayan culture.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2012)
Cell Command Game Poster Image
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age 11+
LEARNING
Deep science game teaches cell functionality via immersion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Geoguessr Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Addictive, globe-trotting guessing game gets kids thinking.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Backyard Engineers Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Catapult-based physics with repetitive play, comic violence.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Dance Mat Typing Game Poster Image
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age 7+
LEARNING
Animal-themed typing practice stuck in rote learning rut.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Gone Home Game Poster Image
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age 15+
LEARNING
Terrific narrative game tackles tough teen identity issues.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Sokobond Game Poster Image
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age 11+
LEARNING
Clever game elegantly fuses puzzles with chemistry.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Fossil Forensics Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Fossil-based game spurs evolution conversations, questions.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Planet Mechanic Game Poster Image
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age 11+
LEARNING
Brief science sim lets kids play with a planet's properties.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)

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