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One of the great things about the summer is that we get to do some fun learning that we didn’t really get to do during the regular school year. I love to find anything that is educational in a form of a game since this is what captures my children’s attention best. This is especially true when we were able to review the Mayan Mysteries (Online Game) online game by Dig It! Games recently!
Dig It! Games: Mayan Mysteries (Online Game)
Dig It! Games produced the award winning game, Mayan Mysteries, in 2012. It is a puzzle based adventure game about ancient Maya. We love history in the house, especially Ancient History so this was right up our alley!
Mayan Mysteries is designed specifically for grades 5 – 9. J14 played it, as well as myself! The excavating part was my favorite. Younger kids may enjoy it as long as someone older is there to help them out with the reading and directions. There are over 9 hours of game play but children may just want to re-visit it again after it is done!
The storyline of Mayan Mysteries is that looters have been digging up Maya artifacts. It is up to you to help Professor Alex Quinn and his niece and nephew Fiona and Charlie solve the mystery of who it is and what exactly they are searching for.
The game starts out with you reading a comic book type story to set up the whole game. You are then transported to a scene where each person has an exclamation point over their head, this is for you to be able to talk to them. Each person usually has a fact or story to tell you and then you are able to test your knowledge of it. This is through a series of questions. Each time you get an answer right, your jeep is moved along the path ahead of the looters. They are chasing you, so any wrong answer that you get causes them to move closer to you. You do not want that to happen! If you get to the goal line before them by giving enough correct answers, you pass on to a new puzzle, game, or area. For every area that you receive enough points for answering correctly, you will get a new clue leading up to the whole mystery.
J14 seemed to enjoy the Mayan Mysteries and it was an easy, fun way to learn about the Mayan culture. Dig It! Games Mayan Mysteries (Online Game) is available for PC for just $3.99 and is also available for iOS. Interested in trying it out? Check out the demo PC version. But be warned, you may just get hooked!
Other members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew were able to review Mayan Mysteries as well as another game from Dig It! Games, Roman Town (iOS app). Take a look at what each of them had to say about these awesome games:
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