Free games suitable for 6 - 12 year olds

Posted by: colpet

Free games suitable for 6 - 12 year olds - 03/13/04 11:38 AM

My friend is doing some research on free games that can be accessed via the internet. I directed her to our Free Games Galore section, but there are a lot of games to check through. Does anyone have any suggestions for a free game that would be appropriate for this age group?
Thanks,
Jo
Posted by: tigger

Re: Free games suitable for 6 - 12 year olds - 03/13/04 01:07 PM

Hi Jo,

she could try downloading the FairyTale demo, that would be fun for them smile

Tig wave
Posted by: doowopman

Re: Free games suitable for 6 - 12 year olds - 03/13/04 04:47 PM

If you can find them, I highly reccomend Muppets Inside and The Manhole CD-ROM Masterpiece edition smile .
Posted by: Salar of Myst

Re: Free games suitable for 6 - 12 year olds - 03/13/04 05:21 PM

Oh yes! Manhole Masterpiece is great for young'uns! Hard to find though.

Really good adventure-ish (purchasable) titles for that age group include Cluefinders, Humongous Entertainment games (Freddy Fish, Putt-Putt, Spyfox etc), and Dr Brain games.

& David Macaulay's "The New Way Things Work" & "Pinball Science" are especially worthy of note. They are funny and you can't get very far without learning quite a bit laugh


There are many free (& educational) fun sites for kids online ~

http://kids.discovery.com/
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/
http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi

http://www.thekidzpage.com/
http://www.kidsgames.org/
http://www.funschool.com/
www.bigidea.com
http://www.gridclub.com/
http://www.ladybird.co.uk/
http://www.classbrain.com/
http://www.indianchild.com/educational_games_for_all.htm

But free adventure games for children are harder to find. I googled and found these possibilities

http://www.ambrosine.com/games.html

http://www.kidsdomain.com/down/

http://dmoz.org/Kids_and_Teens/Games/Computer_and_Video/Demos_and_Free_Downloads/


Hope something on here is helpful!
Susan wave