Schoolhouse Review ~ Dig-It Games #hsreviews

Dig-it Games Logo photo dig-it-games-logo_zps61887cb9.png

We were given the opportunity to review Dig-It Games Mayan Mysteries Online Game through the Schoolhouse Review Crew.

Dig-it Games On-line App photo dig-itgames-mayanmysteries_zps7a4409ab.jpeg

This game is the journey of a team trying to figure out a mystery. It is based in ancient Maya. Your job…figure out the mystery and get to the mythical city of Ich’aak.

The story part is done comic style. There is A LOT of reading involved in this game – however you can choose to have it read to you or you can turn off the voices and read it yourself.

 photo 1ComicStory_zps32eadb64.jpg

This game is recommended for those 11 and older…it is not a game for younger kids as you really do have to THINK about what you are reading and hearing. There are several things you get to do on your “journey”…things like…

(From their site:)

  • Visit Maya sites
  • Uncover and analyze artifacts
  • Decode glyphs
  • Explore the mysterious Maya calendar
  • Learn the intriguing Maya math system
  • Solve puzzles and gather clues to track the confounding Ladrone

There are many pages like this that are FULL of information. Again you can have them read to you or you can turn off the sound and read them yourself.

 photo Reading_zpse6326260.jpg

Once you’ve listened to or read the pages (normally one or two), you get to play a game. Here is one of the “games” ~ this one was finding artifacts in different rooms.

 photo MoreTesting_zpsbc56e547.jpg

There are also learning “games” that are maps where you listen to the information shared then have to complete different things (naming areas, shading areas, etc.) before you can move on and “travel” to those areas.

 photo MapFun_zpsa5fc63ba.jpg

Once you correctly fill in the map (above) and can travel you are taken to a place where you can “talk” to different people.

 photo DigSite_zps661e4d8b.jpg

The ones with the “!” above their heads are the ones you can talk to or still need to talk to.

You also need to answer multiple choice questions in order to move forward in the game…so paying attention to what you are hearing and doing is of utmost importance.

 photo Testing_zps2274005d.jpg

We did enjoy this game however I would like to make sure you understand this is a THINKING game…you will not be able to just come in and relax and play. Plan to learn something while you are here. 🙂  This would be an excellent learning tool for those studying this time period in history.

You can try this out for FREE by clicking HERE.

Click to read more Dig-It reviews from the Schoolhouse Review Crew.

Here’s praying you have fun learning!

 

 

 

 photo DisclaimerGraphic1_zpsf612f371.gif

Advertisements

Tagged: ,

4 thoughts on “Schoolhouse Review ~ Dig-It Games #hsreviews

  1. annette @ A Net In Time July 22, 2013 at 5:25 am Reply

    this sounds like a good game for my son when he’s a bit older the whole “paying attention to what you are hearing and doing” line is the drawing in part for me, and once he started doing that I think he would enjoy it. 🙂

    Like

  2. Lori July 22, 2013 at 6:17 am Reply

    That looks interesting and I know some kids that may enjoy it. I love that you learn something while playing, educational games are the best!

    Like

  3. Brittney July 22, 2013 at 9:06 am Reply

    My son is a little young for it yet, but this looks like something he would love in the future, and I would love that it’s educational.

    Like

  4. Michelle G July 22, 2013 at 11:06 am Reply

    I love games that make you think. Can’t wait until my twins are old enough to give this a try!

    Like

I *LOVE* to read your comments! Please share your thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: