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Kids, Humanities

Time Explorer by GR/DD & The British Museum

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Time Explorer is an isometric flash game which allows you to travel back in time via The British Museum. The aim is to rescue precious artefacts, and in doing so find out more about them and the civilisations that created them. There are four levels, each taking you on a treasure hunt to ancient destinations across the globe.

Why we love it:

  • Cool isometric graphics.
  • Straightforward keyboard controls.
  • Aims young but is fun for all.

Play it online (free)

Quandary by Learning Games Network & Fable Vision

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Quandary is a space travel themed game about diplomacy and ethical decision making. As the leader of a new human colony, the player must make decisions to which there is no clear right or wrong answer. Citizen dialogues, opinions, and facts are offered as tools to help the process. Despite the potentially hefty subject matter, the game breaks decision making down into a fun and very absorbing activity, with rich visuals, atmospheric sound and believable writing.

Why we love it:

  • Introduces decision making skills that are real life applicable.
  • Fun, challenging game despite the potentially dry content.
  • Art and sound create an immersive, believable game world.

Play it online (free)

Teach your Monster to Read by Usborne Foundation

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Teach your Monster to Read is a game designed to help in the first steps of reading. With a great voiceover and accessible design, coupled with simple activities to engage a pre-school audience, the game builds on the principles of synthetic phonics and follows the teaching sequence of the Letters and Sounds programme.

Why we love it:

  • Strong character design and narrative.
  • Simple game mechanics designed for a young audience.
  • Easy to use – considered user experience.
  • Backed by University-level reading experts.

Play it online (Free)