Game Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids solve a mystery by photographing birds and earning points for the best shots. Bird knowledge is the cool pay-off.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Solve brainteasers to get clues to crack mystery.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Trippy arcade game uses player's own music collection.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Magical MMO where kids learn to become wizards.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This exceptional evolution sim is a masterpiece.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Brilliant physics-based puzzler turns player into engineer.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Imaginative adventure game lets players build vehicles.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2008)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Physics? Child's play! Watch your drawings gain weight and mass, creating puzzles that teach the principles of physics.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
The combination of striking visuals and swelling music creates a magical puzzle environment that encourages trial and error.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Innovative game creator is powerful but hard to learn.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
2-D physics sandbox fosters awesome inventions.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This innovative game incorporates kids' drawings (yup!) into the gameplay.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
In-depth fashion game is also a good business simulation.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Jewelry sim stimulates creativity with thousands of designs.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Excellent art sim lets players' creative sides flourish.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Don't know much about biology? This free online game engages kids in the cool worlds of microbes and ecosystems.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Simple but charming game for girls lets them play reporter.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Based on a popular book, this game promotes a you-go-girl message through fun and wholesome activities for young girls.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great physics game with cute story, requires steady hand.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Windows, Mac
(2010)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Creative simulation teaches kids the legislative process.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2010)

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