Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

Reviews About Old Software on CD-ROM from the 1990’s

Counting and Thinking Games March 14, 2009

Kid’s Education

Counting and Thinking Games

With so many similar kids’ programs out there, the magic is in the details – so why isn’t Counting and Thinking Games (Optimum Resource, Inc. – ages 4-8) a winner? The rendering in the program is very skillful and extremely 3D (more…)


Money Town February 27, 2009

Kid’s Education

Money Town

Money Town (Davidson/Simon & Schuster Interactive – ages 5-9) is ostensibly designed to teach children about money. Through a variety of games and activities, the program claims children are taught to “earn, save and put it to good use (more…)


Nick Jr. Plays Math! February 5, 2009

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Kid’s Education

Nick Jr. Plays Math!

The packaging for Nick Jr. Plays Math! (Viacom New Media – ages 3-6) advertises 25 activities, which is somewhat misleading; we counted 13, while the remainder are suggested activities to do away from the computer (more…)


Ocean Explorers

Kid’s Education

Ocean Explorers

Ocean Explorers (Comptons NewMedia – ages3-8) was a hit with the little ones who looked at it, but wasn’t sophisticated enough to keep older kids entertained for very long (more…)


Major League Math January 19, 2009

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Major League Math

Sanctuary Woods has a terrific idea in Major League Math (ages 9-13). Integrate basic ideas (addition subtraction, percentages) and more advanced concepts (probability, sophisticated averaging) with baseball (more…)


Magic Schoolbus Explores the Ocean, The January 18, 2009

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The Magic Schoolbus Explores the Ocean

The third title in Scholastic’s Magic Schoolbus series has arrived. In The Magic Schoolbus Explores the Ocean (Microsoft Corp./Music Pen – ages 6-10),Ms (more…)


How Do You Spell Adventure’ January 1, 2009

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How Do You Spell Adventure?

CD-ROMs as How Do You Spell Adventure? a medium – and Sanctuary Woods as a company – seem to have more spins on the life of Robert Ripley than Cher has implants (more…)