Anyone that knows my boys, knows that they love a good computer game. They’ll try almost any game out there, but are quick to set aside one that does not engage them. While they gravitate more towards ‘fighting’ games or ones with a touch of fantasy, they do enjoy others as well.
Roman Town from Dig-It Games is among those games lacking a battle or something fantastical that they are enjoying.
Getting to play archaeologist without getting dirty or traveling to another country has been a great way to spend winter afternoons when the outdoors is not beckoning. The fact that there is educational value to the process has not hindered their enjoyment.
R thinks that the reconstructing objects in 3-D is the best part of the game. P is not as enamored with Roman Town as his brothers as he found it more of a ‘younger kid’ game. I found that interesting as he’s in the target age range (5th through 8th grade.) But, it does fit with previous experiences on educational sites targeting his grade that seemed a little childish to him. Such is life with a teen!
D is going through the levels a little slower than his older brothers. With a total of 6 levels, he will have plenty of time to explore the game and not become bored. He’s also my puzzle king, potentially a good fit for Roman Town’s emphasis on solving puzzles. If they were going non-stop at it, I am sure they’d have finished all the levels in short order. To me, that shows the game is creating more of a learning environment compared to games that just encourage repetitive actions with no real goal beyond getting more points.
Along with the Dig-It Games website, you can find the company on both Facebook and Twitter. You can purchase Roman Times on the Dig-It Website for $39.95 for a single license. (They also have a multi-use license for classrooms and a Teacher’s Guide that can be purchased.)
Disclaimer ~ Our family was given a subscription to Ten Marks for the purpose of writing this review. No other compensation was provided and the opinions expressed are our own. You can read what other TOS Crewmates have to say about this product by visiting the TOS Homeschool Crew blog.