Game Reviews

age 12+
 
LEARNING
Wacky fairytale biz sim lets kids conjure riches.
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
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age 12+
 
LEARNING
Natural disasters become less scary in sim games.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2007)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Well-balanced sim of a skater's life on and off the rink.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Accessible building sim both challenging and fun.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
csm_game
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Quality courtroom sim uses real cases to teach argument.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2009)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Online learning game set in a big open world is a cut above.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Innovative game creator is powerful but hard to learn.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Girl-centric soccer game has positive teamwork message.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
2-D physics sandbox fosters awesome inventions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Detective game for girls has great play, good role model.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Simple, accessible, and fun animal care for young girls.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Virtual Chinese New Year with perfectly designed games.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Tetris goes social on Facebook with multiplayer competition.
Platforms: Facebook
(2010)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Great girl-power messages, lots of variety and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Legislative sim in the iCivics series lacks engagement.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
csm_game
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Extremely challenging puzzler best suited for older kids.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Brilliant, thoughtful puzzler has a little violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Fast-paced puzzle game about matching gems on Facebook.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
csm_game
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Online world where kids become heroes by combating bullying.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Rocket-building sim helps determined kids reach the stars.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2011)

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