Geared towards middle school, this app is free to download, though it does have some in-game purchases.
In this game, Ladrone is on the loose and It is up to your child to defeat her all the while exploring and learning about Pompeii. With 35 unique Games, learning about the Roman culture and way of life has never been more fun or exciting.
There are two game characters, Fiona and Charlie, that you play with, using both of them to complete the game. The player leads these characters around Pompeii, talking to tourists to receive clues to help them find the elusive Ladrone. While some of these tourists just give them clues, others will only give you clues when you complete a challenging mini-game. If you don’t win the game, you don’t receive the clue. You are able to try the mini-game as many times as it takes until you win.
It is through these clues and games that you learn about Roman history, culture and way of life. Some of the mini-games are easier than others, our boys found a couple of them to be quite challenging, especially the knucklebone one. There are 10 different mini-games including: Artefact Identification, Dots and Boxes, Concentration, Jigsaws, Roman Numerals, Pipes, Maze, Calculi, Code Breaker and Knucklebones.
How did we go?
Our boys love learning about Roman history, so were very excited when I showed them this game. We have touched on Roman history and Pompeii in the past, though not thoroughly, and this game has proven to be a good activity to use along side a study on this ancient land.
Once we had downloaded the game, R started straight away. It was very captivating and he loved playing the games and solving the puzzles while trying to track down the thief. After R had finished the game, B had his chance. I love how you are able to reset the game so you can play it over and over again, or as in our case, let each child have their own time on the game.
Our boys have a board game called secret code and they love it, so when they came across the Code-breaker, they were so excited.
This educational game is brilliantly designed, packed full with historical facts and information, presenting history in a fun manner that all kids will enjoy. The way Roman games were included was great. Our boys really enjoyed this strategic game called Calculi.
Overall, we were very impressed with this game and have enjoyed our time using it. The mini-games ranged in difficulty levels and the random facts throughout were quite interesting.
This game would make a great addition
It was no where near boring, instead very engaging and educational. A fun way to learn about the Roman era!