Game Reviews

Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure Game Poster Image
age 5+
LEARNING
Great first video game adventure for young princess lovers.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, Mac
(2012)
Pets vs Monsters Game Poster Image
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age 6+
LEARNING
Limited story, forced purchases hamper kid-friendly MMO.
Platforms: Facebook, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Max and the Magic Marker Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Great physics game with cute story, requires steady hand.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Windows, Mac
(2010)
A Bird Story Game Poster Image
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age 7+
LEARNING
Short but emotionally powerful story told without words.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
World of Goo Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Brilliant physics-based puzzler turns player into engineer.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2008)
Crayon Physics Deluxe Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Innovative game combines physics puzzles and drawing.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2009)
Plan It Green: The Big Switch Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Sim game challenges kids to build an eco-friendly city.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Kerbal Space Program Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Rocket-building sim helps determined kids reach the stars.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2011)
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)
Autocraft Game Poster Image
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age 9+
LEARNING
Creative vehicle builder a bit rough around the edges.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Backyard Engineers Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Catapult-based physics with repetitive play, comic violence.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Algodoo Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
2-D physics sandbox fosters awesome inventions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
Crazy Plant Shop Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Plant-shop sim slyly gets kids to learn and apply genetics.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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)
LEGO Legends of Chima Online Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun online adventure with mild safety and spending concerns.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Lego The Hobbit Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Super fun, creative Tolkien/Lego mashup promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Compelling mix of popular online world and card gameplay.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2014)
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Game Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Thrilling, violent end to the StarCraft II strategy series.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
The Sims 4 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Card Hunter Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Cross-genre tactics game has Dungeons & Dragons charm.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)

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