Friday, February 4, 2011

Roman Town

I remember when I was a kid, one of the things I wanted to do when I grew up was to become an archeologist. Now I had my chance! I, er I mean my kids were sent a computer game called Roman Town to try out.

 

What is it?

Roman Town is a computer game that allows kids to excavate without getting dirty! This game is geared toward 5th-8th graders, but anyone from ages 8-88 can play. Players need to manage their diggers (those red stick figures in the photos), learn different archaeological techniques, uncover artifacts, and more. While doing that, students are learning about ancient Roman culture.

What We Thought:

At first I will admit that I thought the graphics were a little goofy, but we got over that quickly. My 12yr. old daughter played this game the most. In fact, I had to constantly see if she was actually doing schoolwork or if she was playing this game!  When I asked her what she liked about it, she said, “It’s like a mystery that I get to solve. I like the games and think it is fun.”

Now if you have a child who is a strong reader and likes history, then this game would be a great supplement to an ancient history unit.

Roman Town is regularly $39.95, but between now and February 21, 2011 you can get this game for just under $20.00 with the code TOS2011 .

 

For More Roman Town Reviews See: Disclosure: I am a member of TOS and I was given this product free for review purposes only. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Tiffany said...

I am so, so, so glad to see this! I stumbled upon this a couple of weeks ago while looking for archaeology resources for my daughter, who wants to be an archaeologist. I put off buying it only because I had reached my spending quota for the month on curriculum/supplements already {looks away in shame...}. Glad I waited!

My daughter is so ready to get her hands on this thing. Who knows if she'll end up becoming an archaeologist, but I figure as a homeschooling mom I can do everything in my power to expose her to it and either see if that really is her passion, or if she wants to move on to something else.

February 4, 2011 at 2:23 PM  

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