Learn About the Ancient Mayan Culture with Dig-It Games (Mayan Mysteries Review)

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Sometimes playing video games is educational. Especially when you play the new game Mayan Mysteries from Dig-It! Games. With this new game your child will take an educational journey back in time through a mysterious Ancient Mayan civilization.

Dig-It! Games was founded in 2005 by a professional archaeologist and former middle-school teacher, Suzi Wilczynski, who sought to develop educational games which promote independent learning, creative thinking  and cultural awareness. With the help of Robert J. Sharer, an archaeologist and professor of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania with more than 30 years of experience, Dig-It! Games released Mayan Mysteries in 2012.

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Mayan Mysteries is a  puzzle-based game for PC’s and  Mac’s that runs in your browser and retails for $21.99 (single user accounts). Also available on mobile devices like an iPad for $9.99. This exciting  game combines the fun of adventure with real information about ancient Maya civilization.

“Join Team Q in their quest to stop the mysterious master thief Ladrone and locate the mythical lost city of Ich’aak! Explore the mysterious world of the ancient Maya and learn about their remarkable civilization..” ~ from website

Designed for players 11 years and older with historically accurate depictions of the Maya culture with no violence or graphic images, makes Mayan Mysteries a great tool for learning about this culture of the past. Topics on warfare and sacrifices are included and are not appropriate for children younger than 11. Throughout the game you will discover artifacts, visit ancient Mayan cities, learn Mayan math, decode hieroglyphics and explore the Maya calendar in-depth all from the comfort of your home.

 

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 A big thank you to Jacquelin Caffey of A Stable Beginning for writing this introductory post.

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  1. […] I must note that there were ‘spirit guides’ who were, it seem, reincarnations of Mayans kings (if I read it right) and that was my one major issue with it but since my oldest and I were the only ones playing it she was able to ignore that part and just play the game.  I know I have readers that would appreciate knowing that detail though – otherwise I didn’t find anything objectionable in the content.   Even though we haven’t completed the whole game yet, there is a part 2 to be released so that the whole mystery can be solved.  The online version, which I received sells for $21.99 for a single user, there is also an iPad version available.  You can read other reviews from other homeschool parents of both the online and iPad versions by visiting the Schoolhouse Review Crew blog. […]

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