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