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?
Posted by: tigger
Re: Free games suitable for 6 - 12 year olds - 03/13/04 01:07 PM
she could try downloading the FairyTale demo, that would be fun for them
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
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
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!