Game Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Wacky fairytale biz sim lets kids conjure riches.
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Platforms: Windows
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Natural disasters become less scary in sim games.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2007)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Well-balanced sim of a skater's life on and off the rink.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Accessible building sim both challenging and fun.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Quality courtroom sim uses real cases to teach argument.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2009)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Online learning game set in a big open world is a cut above.
csm_game
Platforms: 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
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Good role models guide this girl-centric DS game, which has positive messages about teamwork.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
2-D physics sandbox fosters awesome inventions.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Detective game for girls has great play, good role model.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Simple, accessible, and fun animal care for young girls.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Pitch perfect and big fun, young gamers are drawn into wildly varying preparations for the big, elaborate holiday.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Tetris goes social on Facebook with multiplayer competition.
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Platforms: Facebook
(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
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Legislative sim in the iCivics series lacks engagement.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Extremely challenging puzzler best suited for older kids.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Brilliant, thoughtful puzzler has a little violence.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fast-paced puzzle game about matching gems on Facebook.
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Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Online world where kids become heroes by combating bullying.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Rocket-building sim helps determined kids reach the stars.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2011)

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