Monthly Archives: May 2013

“Do not think of it as just gameplay.”

When people think of “games” and “learning” they often think of typing games, or math games that teach children basic skills. While I fondly remember many hours playing those games as a child, the obvious skills are just the beginning.

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Rome: Total War

The Basics Game Name – Rome: Total War ESRB Rating – T for Teen Genre – City Builder Educational Values – Strategic Thinking, Critical Thinking, History, Geography, Resource Utilization Platforms – Mac OSX, MS Windows Where to buy – Amazon,

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Being a Good Sport

Growing up playing football in the street, if someone was being a jerk, we would just not invite them back to play, or take our ball and go home. If the situation became escalated, there was always the threat of

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Space Chem

The Basics Game Name – Space Chem ESRB Rating – N/A Genre – Puzzle Educational Values – Logic, Chemistry, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving Platforms – Windows, iPhone, iPad, Steam, OSX, Linux Where to buy – iPhone App Store, SpaceChem’s website,

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Scribblenauts Remix

The Basics Game Name – Scribblenauts Remix ESRB Rating – E10+ Genre – Puzzle, Casual Educational Values – Spelling, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving Platforms – iPhone, iPad, Nintendo DS, Android Where to buy – iPhone App Store, Amazon, Electronics retailers.

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Spore

The Basics Game Name – Spore ESRB Rating – E10+ Suggested Age – 10 and up Genre – God Game, Life Simulation, Real-Time Strategy Educational Values – Decision Making, Critical Thinking, Analysis Platform – PC, Xbox, Mac, PS3 Where to

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