Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Roman Town Review

I was so excited when I was asked by Mommy Parties and Dig-It Games to review a new computer game called Roman Town.

This game was developed by an actual archaeologist, and is designed to give kids a a first hand look into Roman life.  In Roman Town you explore the 3D rendered town of Fossura, which is a real town that was destroyed in 79 AD by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.  As the kids explore in the computer game they find artifacts, which include pottery, bones, coins, paintings.  Then they play games that bring them to life. They are able to solve mysteries and discover the details of daily life centuries ago. 

My two oldest girls were excited to play. My seven year old is very into dinosaurs she loved the idea of finding artifacts. We have a few of my girls over and they had a Roman Town party. We were sent a party package of hats and water bottles. I had to keep my little ones busy with the prizes so the rest of the girls could play the game.

Everyone had a really good time searching and learning about the artifacts. They all enjoyed putting the puzzles together and excavating. I was impressed with the game. It was very informative and I felt like my girls had fun while learning. I would recommend this game to children between the ages of 7-12.

You can buy Roman Town online, and Dig-it has provided me with a 20% off with coupon code BLOG20, which is valid through 1/31/11.

Disclosure: I was provided a copy of the game for review purposes.  All opinion are my own

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