Adventure Academy is a game that takes kids through a virtual school campus by way of learning challenges. The game is recommended for kids ages 8-13 and focuses on a variety of subjects including math, language arts, science and social studies.
From the creators of ABC Mouse, this game is intended for kids that are a little bit older who may have aged out of the preschool focused game. It’s subscription-based, but offers a free 30-day trial where you can determine if it’s right for your child.
The game is graphically pleasing and offers kids the opportunity to create and play via their own avatar. It also offers the potential to “chat” with other players, but parents can choose to customize that feature or turn it off if they so choose.
While it’s not necessarily difficult to get the game started, it does take a little bit of work on the front-end. Kids and parents have to work together to set up their account and avatar. Once they’re established, they can move through the different areas of the game, complete challenges and collect coins.
Coins can be used to “buy” different things in the games stores or to further customize avatars. The game does require a certain amount of play or challenges to reach different levels and many offerings are restricted by your child’s playing level.
The positive is that Adventure Academy offers a wide variety of learning materials for kids of varying levels and interests. Kids can visit the “library” and read books. History buffs can complete challenges based on answering historical questions.
Those kids interested in math can complete puzzles and games to earn coins. The game also allows kids to select their level based on whether challenges are too difficult or too easy. It also offers special challenges from “instructors” within the game. These can be a fun variation and aren’t necessarily directed by your child, so it may help keep them interested.
Overall the game is well-designed, engaging and easy to play. It’s not completely intuitive, especially in the beginning, so it will require some parental involvement and patience from your child.
Although the game is recommended for ages 8-13, depending on your child’s level of sophistication, the game is probably more accurately geared to kids in elementary school.
The game does seem to continually progress giving kids that enjoy it a lot of areas to explore. Adventure Academy definitely offers a fun and challenge-driven game to kids that also helps hit on academic areas that will make parents happy.