We have an iPad at home, the kids mostly use it for watching videos, doing research and playing games. So when the Schoolhouse Review Crew gave us an opportunity to review Roman Town (iOS App), from Dig-It! Games, we were all quite excited to see it!
This is perfect supplement for Social Studies or World History! It also aligns to National Council for Social Studies and the Common Core State Standards for Math and Literacy.
There are two main characters for the game, Fiona and Charlie. Both of them can navigate through the 4 different scenes from Pompeii namely the Street, House of the Vettii, Baths and Temple of Juputer. In each scene, as they explore town, they talk to different characters and play games with them to gather information. If you are not able to win the game, you can re-do the game as many times as needed. It is important to win the games so you can finish the area and move on to the next.
There are several mini-games the main characters need to complete. It includes:
- Artifact Identification – identify which artifacts are shown.
- Calculi – a Roman board game where you need to have 5 consecutive pieces together to win.
- Roman Numerals – translate to Roman Numbers.
- Concentration- similar to memory game.
- Code Breaker – decipher code using logic.
- Dots and Boxes – play against the computer on who can create most boxes connecting lines through the dots.
- Knucklebones – create combinations according to the rule and win the game
- Jigsaw -puzzle game where you need to complete the photo.
- Pipes – connecting the pipes.
- Maze – move the iPad to get the ball to the end.
My daughter’s favorite game was the code breaker. She enjoyed this game very much as it stimulated her interest and logic reasoning.
My daughter found this game to be helpful in terms of historical content. This game was able to help her know more about the Roman times and their culture. Though we did notice that some of the information were repeated. Hopefully, they would be able to work on that on future updates.
As of the moment, this is a free app and I would recommend this game for middle school students. The language and the graphics are all children friendly and the mini-games are challenging enough to stimulate the minds of the players. Whenever we encountered some technical issues, their technical support was able to respond accordingly and help us get through our problem.
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