What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
Thinking & Reasoning
- solving puzzles
- work to achieve goals
Engagement, Approach, Support
The site owner's longtime love of gaming and puzzling is evident in this impressive collection of strategy, arcade, word, classic, and physics-based online games.
Kids can learn to strategize and solve problems. There's a wide variety of games; some strengthen language and math skills directly while others just prove it's good to have quick reflexes.
All games have instructions, and some have reviews. Games provide information about how you're doing and adapt with more challenging tasks as players get better.
What's it about?
Kids can access all kinds of games on the site’s homepage. The sheer amount of games may be overwhelming, but categories like \"Featured Games,\" \"Mazes,\" \"Arcade Games,\" and \"Word Games\" and a \"Top 10\" list help kids choose. Once they pick a game to play, kids will either use the mouse or keyboard to move characters or game pieces. Some games display high scores and allow players to enter their names if they beat them.
Is it any good?
BRAINBASHERSGAMES.COM site owner Kevin Stone’s longtime love of gaming and puzzling is evident with this impressive collection of strategy, arcade, word, classic, and physics-based online games. Don’t be fooled by the low price point (free), unsophisticated graphics, and simple rules of play; games have just the right mix of challenge, frustration, and success to pass an hour or three. All games have instructions, some have reviews, and there’s no additional equipment required. BrainBashers Games are all single-player, which is perfectly fine in an environment of popular high-def and high-dollar massively multiplayer online games -- there’s room for both at the gaming table.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the elements in game play: conflict, rules, and a measurable outcome. Look for these elements in games at BrainBashers Games. Talk about your family's favorite games and why you love them. Is it the object of the game? Great rewards? Pressure from the clock?
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