Game Reviews

Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Get sharp with this fun, smart game for families.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2006)
Big Brain Academy Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Families compete for "weightiest" brain.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2006)
Fairy Godmother Tycoon Game Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Wacky fairytale biz sim lets kids conjure riches.
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
Stop Disasters! Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Natural disasters become less scary in sim games.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2007)
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Thinking games become a party activity on the Wii.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2007)
DimensionM Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 9+
LEARNING
Educational action game puts algebra into missions.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2007)
Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! Game Poster Image
age 9+
LEARNING
Brainteasers for everyone from grandma to junior.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2007)
Professor Layton and the Curious Village Game Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Solve brainteasers to get clues to crack mystery.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2008)
Imagine: Figure Skater Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Well-balanced sim of a skater's life on and off the rink.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
Build-a-lot Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Accessible building sim both challenging and fun.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
Wizard 101 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Magical MMO where kids learn to become wizards.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
DreamBox Learning Math Game Poster Image
age 5+
LEARNING
Online math game adjusts in difficulty as you play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
JumpStart 3D Virtual World Game Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Online learning game set in a big open world is a cut above.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
Kodu Game Lab Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Innovative game creator is powerful but hard to learn.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters Game Poster Image
age 9+
LEARNING
DSi-only download game focuses on language and drawing.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2009)
Algodoo Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
2-D physics sandbox fosters awesome inventions.
Platforms: 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)
Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: New Year's Celebration Game Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Virtual Chinese New Year with perfectly designed games.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
The Backyardigans Game Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Fine but somewhat repetitive preschool TV show game.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom Game Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Magical preschool adventure is perfect starter game for Wii.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2009)

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