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New Entries: Measure

Our second game for the month of January is Measure,  a word game helping young players to learn Mandarin Chinese grammar structures. All objects in Chinese are assigned a measure word for grouping, just link in English we have a flock of sheep or a ream of paper or a bunch of flowers. In Chinese, these grouping/measuring/classifing words are a key component of the grammar, and learners cannot get by on using the general purpose crutch word “ge” (个)forever! Measure helps player-learners to practice their recognition and use of these important words.

Click the icon below to read our parental guidance report for this useful educational game:

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New Entries: Twinkle

Our first game for the month of November is a Mandarin Chinese language learning game called Twinkle. Players tap on the twinkling words in order to form sentences and phrases. The game is simple, and perhaps a little rough around the edges, but is a straightforward and effective way for learners to drill their grammar and vocabulary.

Read our report about this game by clicking the icon below:

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New Entries: Word Match

Our final game for the month of October is a simple but effective revision game for Mandarin Chinese learners. Players match emoji picture images of words to their written Chinese partner, to aid with recognition and recall. Players can opt for Traditional or Simplified character words, depending on which version of the language they are familiar with.

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Learning Mandarin Chinese is an invaluable skill in the modern economy. With Brexit whispering on the wind, there are rumours in some quarters that the UK will enter into a closer diplomatic and economic relationship with The Middle Kingdom in coming months and years. Could is be then that Mandarin Chinese will replace French in school curriculums? Only time will tell.

Until then, check out this useful revision game. If your children are learning the language, games and apps are a great way to reinforce learning. Click the icon below to learn more about this game and it’s educational benefits:

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New Entries: The Mesh

Our third game for this month is brain-breaking mathematical puzzler The Mesh. Anybody, but particularly your secondary-school age children, who needs to brush up their counting would do well to try it out. It took our addition-deficient reporter a while to get into the zone with this one, but if you have the number skills, an entertaining time awaits you. Check it out by clicking the icon below:

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New Entries: My Chinese Coach

Our second game for the month of July is My Chinese Coach. Created by Ubisoft – the same studio that brought you the Assassins Creed game series – My Chinese Coach was part of a now slightly elderly series of self-improvement titles, including “My Japanese Coach”, “My French Coach”, “My Spanish Coach” and “My Health Coach: Stop Smoking with Allen Carr.”

We love educational games which can show the world the power of gaming for good, and though its menus and visuals may be a bit dated, My Chinese Coach still does a pretty admirable job of teaching the player Chinese! If your children are picking up a little Mandarin at school, whether in formal lessons or as part of an after-school club, you could support their learning with this little game. Click the icon below to learn more about My Chinese Coach:

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New Entries: Bonza

Our final game for this month is puzzle word game Bonza. Billed as a new take on crosswords, it might well be the perfect game for the word nerd in your home. Though our report writer did not find it very challenging, players can make their own puzzles from scratch and the game has been endorsed by major figures in the crosswording world, so it might be just what you were looking for the stretch the brains of your brightest, dearest son or daughter!

Click the icon below to access the GameHub HQ report for Bonza:

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New Entries: Wee Trains

Do you have a little one with a love of trains! Choo-choo, do we have a game for you! Wee Trains is locomotive joy for younger players, and it’s our latest game for the month of May.  Click the icon below to access the GameHub HQ report.

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New Entries: Spider The Secret of Bryce Manor

We are looking back onto a classic today, with Spider The Secret of Bryce Manor. Like a good book or movie, a good game can feel timeless – fun doesn’t age, though graphics and certain gameplay conventions do.  Its sometimes worth your while to look up slightly older games for family entertainment, as there may be great discounts on offer, and you might discover something quirky and unusual!

Spider The Secret of Bryce Manor received critical acclaim upon it’s release , but is perplexingly hard to find in app store, perhaps due to it’s complicated name. Don’t get side-tracked with identikit Solitaire games, but preserve on for the real thing. And whilst you are at it, cast an eye over the sequel, Shrouded Moon.

Click the icon below to access the GameHub HQ report for Spider The Secret of Bryce Manor:

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New Entries: Universe Sandbox

Another fantastic educational game is now live on GameHub HQ! If your dearest son or dearest daughter has astronaut fantasies, this is the report you need to read. Universe Sandbox is a simulation of space physics, where the player can make a detailed and realistic copy of the real solar system, or just smash planets together with reckless abandon. Thus the game fits a niche of being both education and a good way to relax after a stressful day at school!

Click the icon below to access the GameHub HQ report for Universe Sandbox:

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