Game Reviews

csm_game
age 5+
LEARNING
Strong educational content; decent entertainment value.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 5+
LEARNING
Whirlwind global trip provides fun glimpse of the world.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2010)
age 10+
Challenge your spelling with mini-games and a virtual bee.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 8+
LEARNING
Amusing and informative fable teaches Internet safety.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Incredibly in-depth archeology sim brings history to life.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
age 12+
The themes and content of these masterpieces vary greatly.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 7+
Good educational content lost in scary, violent imagery.
Platforms: Leapster 2, Leapster
(2010)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Legislative sim in the iCivics series lacks engagement.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(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: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Free online ecosystem game makes learning biology fun.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
csm_game
age 9+
Great educational content; slightly dry gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 12+
Educational adventure makes biology thrilling.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
age 7+
Record your own fairytale readings in fun Wii game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
age 7+
Math, reading, and action in one colorful package.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
csm_game
age 6+
Educational, but biting dogs may bother youngest players.
Platforms: Leapster 2, Leapster
(2009)
age 5+
Educational game best for kindergartners, not preschoolers.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
age 4+
Colorful fun for the very young, with positive lessons.
Platforms: Leapster
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Innovative game creator is powerful but hard to learn.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
csm_game
age 2+
Electronic book pal reads board books aloud to toddlers.
Platforms: Tag Junior
(2009)

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