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What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Kids can learn to strategize and solve problems to meet the challenges of online games. There's a wide variety of games; some strengthen language and math skills directly while others prove it's good to have quick reflexes. BrainBashers Games is mainly a portal for accessing third-party games with a few originals, so while the site isn't specifically designed just for learning, some of the games are. Games provide information about how you're doing and adapt with more challenging tasks as players get better. BrainBashers Games is an impressive collection of strategy, arcade, word, and physics-based online games.
Users are generally encouraged to keep going and are rewarded when they advance in a game.
Violence & Scariness
There's some typical game violence ("kills this, blast that") but nothing too gory.
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No profanity, but game characters or instructions are unpredictable. For example, one game says it's not responsible if "this game drives you into a homicidal rampage," though that's more in reference to the game being frustrating than involving killing.
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Products & Purchases
Most games are provided by third parties and some are demo versions that ask users to pay more to play more. The site itself has ads and gathers data about where you click to determine what ads to show.
Parents Need to Know
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.
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