Game Reviews

age 12+
 
LEARNING
Wacky fairytale biz sim lets kids conjure riches.
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
csm_game
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Natural disasters become less scary in sim games.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2007)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
An intriguing mystery facilitates in-depth bird watching
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Accessible building sim both challenging and fun.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Captivating recreation of Civil War has tempered violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows, PlayStation 2
(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
Digital remake of brilliant board game best for Catan vets.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Virtual Chinese New Year with perfectly designed games.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
In-depth fashion game is also a good business simulation.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Simple but charming game for girls lets them play reporter.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Great girl-power messages, lots of variety and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Informative history title is more text than game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Creative simulation teaches kids the legislative process.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2010)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Quick, feel-good tour of the presidency.
Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux
(2010)
csm_game
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Legislative sim in the iCivics series lacks engagement.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
csm_game
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Managing the farm makes financial literacy fun.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Exceptional strategy sequel with some mature themes.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Incredibly in-depth archeology sim brings history to life.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Excellent strategy game is educational and accessible.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)

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